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Regarding the host of a TV show (and father of 5) who was arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for "practicing sorcery" on his show--which is produced and aired in Lebanon.

According to Arab News, an English language Saudi daily newspaper, after the most recent verdict was issued, the judges in Medina issued a statement expressing that Sibat deserved to be executed for having continually practiced black magic on his show, adding that this sentence would deter others from practicing sorcery.

Saudi Arabia, CNN.com 49 Comments [3/28/2010 6:12:45 PM]
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Murdin

Don't forget, people - Saudi Arabia are good guys, they're America's allies ! U-S-A ! U-S-A !

We should sentence the whole country to nuclear death for being an autoritarian theocracy practising pedophilia. Along with Vatican City. Well, I don't really think we should, but it sure is tempting.

3/29/2010 12:07:30 AM

Canadia

@Murdin

I can't possibly dream of anything tempting about bringing utter ruin to our own habitat over comparatively minor societal issues like this.

Plus, there's thousands of innocents lost for every asshole who would end up getting quoted here.

Now, a more workable method, hit the offenders with a cluebat.

3/29/2010 2:28:53 AM

LDM

@moose,

yeah, I've only been awake about 30 minutes, and I've already done at least 5 things that would have me arrested by the Saudi religious police. Of course I'm a female who lives alone, earns my own income and shows my face in public, that should have had me stoned years ago!

Oh and read the "Princess" books by Jean Sasson & Princess Sultana. The Saudi Royal Family breaks their own laws on an hourly basis, including the law against fortune telling.

3/29/2010 3:48:12 AM

Brenz

That woman shows a hell of a lot more restraint than I would.

This is why you can't ever have a union of church & state. Because inevitably people get punished over things that are not real, nor even demonstrable.

3/29/2010 4:26:29 AM

Mister Spak

To make it worse, this guy does his show in Lebenon. He went to Saudi Arabia for some religious ritual and was arrested there and sentenced to death.

3/29/2010 4:55:04 AM

The L

No, it will simply deter people from visiting Saudi Arabia.

3/29/2010 4:59:12 AM

LabRat

It may or may not discourage people from doing innocuous sh*t they call 'sorcery' but I think it is also inevitably going to seriously discourage pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

3/29/2010 5:17:39 AM

TGRwulg

What the fuc?! I'm speechless.

3/29/2010 6:00:24 AM

GigaGuess

@aboveathletics

Only because they can't. Don't think for a second that if they had the opportunity to, that they wouldn't do things like this.

3/29/2010 6:15:48 AM

Doubting Thomas

And in the United States, Christian fundies are salivating over wanting to do the same thing to people who sell Harry Potter books and movies.

3/29/2010 7:50:15 AM

El Zorro

Prosecuting someone for sorcery just shows how backwards you are as a country. The only ones who deserves punishment are the people who fall for the tricks, and they punish themselves by paying for the crap.

3/29/2010 8:48:01 AM

Horsefeathers

Yet another reason religion and government should be kept as far apart as possible.

3/29/2010 9:19:01 AM

Murdin

@Canadia : well, all the things that you've listed are the reasons why I said we really shouldn't envision it for real, as tempting as it may appear sometimes. That, plus I don't think that killing everyone who disagrees with your views is a very ethical way to solve problems.

Still... sometimes, you just wish the world were that simple. The idea of being able to resolve moral conflicts through superior firepower is very stupid, very dangerous if taken too seriously, but also very, very cathartic.

Short story even shorter, my message wasn't mean to be taken seriously.

3/29/2010 11:00:24 AM

Anemone

Saudi Arabia can go fuck itself.

3/29/2010 11:22:34 AM

Godbuster

The problem with religious freedom is: Religions don't want free people.

3/29/2010 2:06:38 PM



So... has Lebanon made any comment about this attack on their sovereignty? The article doesn't say.

3/29/2010 2:42:41 PM

myheadhurts

Now if someone could actually do black magic, how would anyone be able to get the sorcerer to trial?

3/29/2010 4:02:00 PM

Almafeta

*sigh* Saudi Arabia imposes its fundie will on yet another tourist on pilgrimage.

Sooner or later, they're going to try the same crap on an American muslim. Serious shit will go down that day...

3/29/2010 4:46:53 PM

Shadoboy

Well, humanity just got a little more idiotic...

3/29/2010 5:36:30 PM

breakerslion

Say the inmates running the asylum. In other news, demon-infested swine spotted trying to sneak through airport security....

3/29/2010 5:55:12 PM

Felis >:3

And what sorcery was this, I wonder? Did it involve an ancient magick spellchart known as the "Periodic Table" to perform the magick of "chemistry"?

Seriously, what next? A fucking fatwa on the head of Bill Nye the Science Guy?

It's funny. Fundies of this calibre don't believe in chemical processes such as carbon dating, and don't believe in the science behind it.

But, the same science is used in fertiliser and the making of fertiliser bombs, so you'd expect them to believe that sort of bomb wouldn't work. Yet they KNOW they do.

My point is that these sort of people are blind to the truth, even when they can see it, even when they're using it for a purpose.

Know what I mean now?

Truly, truly brainwashed.

3/29/2010 9:10:07 PM



Apparently, and since there have been no more than 100 executions annually for this "crime", It's not likely to work.

3/30/2010 12:17:12 AM



The question is, if it's so bad for you, how on earth did you air it?. And those guys want to be on the top of technology use......................

3/30/2010 12:19:54 AM

shockmeshockmeshockmewiththatdeviantbehavior

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Canadia

@#1139925

Religious people? reasonable? yeah, no.


Im religious... and Im EXTREMELY reasonable. And im sure there are others like me out there... just hard to find amongst all these poser psychotic freaks. LOL :P

3/30/2010 3:58:08 PM
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