Monday, June 20, 2011

Sharia Law = Beheading

In America we have the Bill of Rights. What is the Bill of Rights?

 it is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution which limit the power of the U.S. federal government. These limitations protect the natural rights of liberty and property including freedoms of religion, speech, a free press, free assembly, and free association, as well as the right to keep and bear arms.They were introduced by James Madison to the 1st United States Congress in 1789 as a series of legislative articles and came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791, through the process of ratification by three-fourths of the States.
The Bill of Rights plays a key role in American law and government, and remains a vital symbol of the freedoms and culture of the nation. One of the first fourteen copies of the Bill of Rights is on public display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C..
The Bill of Rights contains the 8th Amendment which states:
Now, even though executions still take place in America- beheading someone is not something we do because it is a form of cruel punishment. We also have legislators working to get rid of the death penalty altogether.

But in Saudi Arabia it's a different story. Saudia Arabia uses a strict interpretation of Sharia Law, religious laws & punishments for breaking those religious laws.

This short news snippet, again from The Arab Times, reports the beheading of a woman convicted of murder.

 By the way, many Muslims want the USA to enforce Sharia Law...

Saudi Beheads Indonesian Woman By SwordConvicted Of Murder
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 18, (AFP): An Indonesian woman was beheaded by the sword on Saturday after being convicted of murdering a Saudi woman, the interior ministry said.

The woman named Roiaiti Beth Sabotti Sarona, according to a transliteration from Arabic, was found guilty of killing Saudi Khairiya bint Hamid Mijlid by striking her repeatedly on the head with a meat chopper and stabbing her in the neck, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency. The ministry did not elaborate on the motives of the crime, nor it did disclose the relation between the two women. But Indonesian officials say that around 70 percent of the 1.2 million Indonesians working in Saudi Arabia are domestic staff.

The beheading in the western province of Mecca brings the number of executions in the ultra-conservative kingdom this year to 28, according to an AFP tally based on official and human rights group reports.

London-based watchdog Amnesty International called on Saudi Arabia last week to stop applying the death penalty, saying there had been a significant rise in the number of executions carried out over the past six weeks.

It said at least 27 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia in 2011, “the same as the total number of people executed in the whole of 2010.”

Fifteen people were executed in May alone.”

In 2009, the number of executions reached 67, compared to 102 in 2008.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.

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