Saudi Arabia: Beheadings for ‘witchcraft’
Posted on April 21st, 2012


A Sri Lankan woman is currently facing decapitation by sword on a witchcraft charge in Saudi Arabia, in accordance with Wahhabism, a strict form of Sunni Islam. The UN reports executions tripled in the kingdom in 2011.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚­A Saudi man complained that in a shopping mall his 13-year-old daughter ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-suddenly started acting in an abnormal way, which happened after she came close to the Sri Lankan woman,ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ reports the daily Okaz.

After the local man denounced the Sri Lankan for casting a spell on his daughter, police in the port city of Jeddah found it sufficient cause to arrest the woman.

Witchcraft and sorcery imply only one measure in Saudi Arabia ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” beheading. And it works this way in practice: last year in the kingdom at least two people ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” a woman in her 60s and a Sudanese man ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” were beheaded on witchcraft charges.

In the absolute monarchy that Saudi Arabia is, a criminal code does not exist per se. Court sentences are based on Islamic Sharia law on the interpretation of judges.

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What should be the GoSL ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ answer to this ?

DonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t allow our women to go there ?

Dialogue with Saudi Authorities ? ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Saudi Arabia voted with Sri Lanka against USAƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢sƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  recent resolution.

8 Responses to “Saudi Arabia: Beheadings for ‘witchcraft’”

  1. Dham Says:

    We should send a delegation to Saudi immediately to settle this peacefully. Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha should be included in the delegation, as she is a Muslim activist in Sri Lanka, hrlping Muslim women in our country.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    This bloody barbaric Sharia Law is a curse. It is not suitable to civilised world.

    The other day 2 Indonesian persons were caned according to the barbaric Sharia rubbish. This is insane.

    Now they try to impose Sharia Law in Dambulla trying to do an Afghanistan 2001 insulting a historical Buddhist shrine.

    Saudi voted for SL on principle grounds not because they love us. Anyway SL lost the UNHRC vote so nothing more to lose.

    Thank god Russian rt highlighted this barbaric case.


    You can see the witches in Saudi. They are everywhere! They dress like witches and do beheading, stoning, etc. So who are the REAL witches?

  3. Nesta Says:

    It is learnt, Wahabbis in Sri Lanka getting financial assistance from Saudi. Then how it is possible to expect Dr. Mareena to go over there for just cause. This type of inhumane approach to SL woman is not in accordance with the teachings of a peaceful religion. I am sure. SA is not an Islamic country in real sense.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Agree with Nesta.

    TRUE Muslims are good people. They don’t go about killing animals and humans and bombing Buddhist statues.

    It is the Satanic Verses followers who do these things.

    May good god Allah (PBUH) punish Saudi Arabia and save the two sacred mosques from dirty American camps and equally satanic Saudis.

    After the witchcraft case was announced, GOSL held discussions with Israel to increase MILITARY, political and economic ties and to send more SLs to Israel. A good move.

  5. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy that has no written criminal code and where court rulings are based on judges’ interpretation of Islamic sharia law. The punishment is always beheading for anyone found guilty of witchcraft.

    Saudi Arabia has a criminal justice system based on a hardline and literal form of Sharia law due to Wahhabi Islam being the official state religion.

    The death penalty can be imposed for a wide range of offences including murder, rape, armed robbery, repeated drug use, apostasy, adultery, witchcraft and sorcery and can be carried out by beheading with a sword, stoning or firing squad, followed by crucifixion.

    The death penalty can be imposed under the three categories of criminal offence in Sharia:

    Hudud: fixed Quranic punishments for specific crimes. Hudud crimes which can result in the death penalty include apostasy, adultery, and sodomy.

    Qisas: eye-for-an-eye retaliatory punishments. Qisas crimes include murder.Families of someone murdered can choose between demanding the death penalty or granting clemency in return for a payment of diyya, or blood money, by the perpetrator. There has been a growing trend of exorbitant blood-money demands, for example a sum of $11 million was reported as being recently demanded in exchange for clemency.

    Tazir: a general category, including crimes defined by national regulations some of which can be punished by death, such as drug trafficking.

    A conviction requires proof in one of three ways. The first is an uncoerced confession. Alternatively, the testimony of two male witnesses can convict, unless it is a hudud crime, in which case a confession is also required. Lastly, an affirmation or denial by oath can be required. Giving an oath is taken particularly seriously in a religious society such as Saudi Arabia’s, and a refusal to take an oath will be taken as an admission of guilt.

    Saudi authorities beheaded eight Bangladeshi workers who were found guilty of robbing and killing an Egyptian man in October of 2011. This cruel practice by far exceeded the code of Hammurabi’s severe punishment, “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”.

    Saudi Arabia employs about 8 to 10 million expatriates, the overwhelming majority of whom are imported from poverty-stricken Asian countries and are willing to accept any compensation under severe, often inhumane conditions. The rest are technocrats who come to perform jobs the Saudis lack the proper training to undertake. This is due to a poor school system dominated by the religious establishment, which is opposed to non-religious education. In addition, the regime continues to emphasize nomadic and religious teachings and traditions such as King Abdullah’s brainchild, the lavish Al-Janadriyah annual nomadic festivals, and Defense Minister Prince Salman’s favorite project, memorization of the Qur’an, in which he personally pays cash prizes (“from his hard earned personal income”). The religious establishment, the long arm of the system, continues to issue fatawi against reformers and critics of the system’s anti-democratic policies and practices.

    It has become customary to associate the Saudis with terrorism attacks anywhere in the world and for good reason; Saudi youth are the most readily available to be recruited by terrorists’ organizations to die for Islam. This is due to Saudis’ ubiquitous religious indoctrination in schools, mosques and the government’s tightly controlled media. Whether terror attacks take place in Iraq, Chechnya, Bosnia, Pakistan, Lebanon, North Africa, Afghanistan, Yemen, Indonesia, the Philippines, Europe or in the US, Saudi nationals and/or money are most likely to be involved in one form or another. Saudi youth are raised and taught to mistrust non-Muslims and consider them enemy until they submit to Allah’s will and abide by the Shariah law which rejects non-sectarian laws as interpreted by a religious establishment that is appointed by and shares power with the Saudi ruling family.

    Spread of Wahhabism throughout the world has been exponentially intensified under King Abdullah more than under any of his predecessors. Threatened by developing domestic and regional challenges King Abdullah implored the monarchs of the smaller Gulf States to ‘move beyond the stage of cooperation and into the stage of unity in a single entity’, which translates to a formal union dominated by the Saudi ruling family.

    King Abdullah’s had invited the two remaining autocratic Arab kings of Morocco and Jordan to join the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) even though they are geographically distant from the Gulf. Based on their historical experience, the overlords of these smaller Gulf Arab States consider the Saudi royals to be condescending, too rigid, heavy-handed, and confrontational. In addition, the rulers of the smaller States see the Saudi policies as a menace to their “live and let live” strategies, not only within their heterogeneous societies, but also with Iran, with whom they share borders and beneficial relations. The recent transition of power from the ailing and aging Saudi King Abdullah to two well-known pugnacious Princes, Naif and Salman, is more likely to lessen instead of increase cooperation, let alone create unity among the autocracies of the Gulf.

    Furthermore, the ruling dynasties of the smaller Gulf States can afford to reject the ambitious Saudi plan to form a “single entity’ which they know would be dominated by the Saudi ruling family and its Wahhabi ideology. In the early 1990s, the West began to shift its military presence from Saudi Arabia to the smaller Gulf States; as time passed, the West found these rulers more responsive to Western needs than the Saudis. The gradual shift of Western dependence from the Saudi ruling family to the rulers of the smaller States has diminished Saudi influence in the region and has rendered obsolete the smaller Gulf States’ need for Saudi protection.

    The failure to unite the Gulf Arab States rulers “in a single entity” under their control are more likely to increase the Saudi rulers’ reliance on domestic oppression and intense use of religion to promote their self-interest. However, pursuing these policies will increase the Saudi people’s discontent, which will to domestic strife and regional isolation, eventually hastening the fall of the Saudi monarchy to the very forces they are trying to escape.

  6. Voice123 Says:

    Sure, most Muslims are good but why are they so silent when such barbaric punishments are carried out? It’s just like some People saying most Tamils are against terrorism but none of them condemn terrorist atrocities. Who is going to militarily remove the Barbaric Wahabis and Talibans from this planet? Certainly not America or Israel because Saudi is their number one ally! What hypocrites!

  7. jayt Says:

    why UN killers make report of this, they set up?

  8. Dham Says:

    Yes, Specially this Mareena woman is always silent on uncivilized sharia law. Last time she said, “let more women come back with nails”.

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