Skip to comments.Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites
Posted on 04/23/2019 8:32:05 PM PDT by NRx
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others.
The executions were likely to stoke further regional and sectarian tensions between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Saudi dissident Ali Al-Ahmed, who runs the Gulf Institute in Washington, identified 34 of those executed as Shiites based on the names announced by the Interior Ministry.
This is the largest mass execution of Shiites in the kingdoms history, he said.
Amnesty International also confirmed the majority of those executed were Shiite men. The rights group said they were convicted after sham trials that relied on confessions extracted through torture.
It marked the largest number of executions in a single day in Saudi Arabia since Jan. 2, 2016, when the kingdom executed 47 people for terrorism-related crimes in what was the largest mass execution carried out by Saudi authorities since 1980.
Among those executed three years ago were four Shiites, including prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, whose death sparked protests from Pakistan to Iran and the ransacking of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. Saudi-Iran ties have not recovered and the embassy remains shuttered.
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Man that's a lot of chopping for one day. And I thought executions were usually on Fridays...
Gee. Are they THAT hard up for soccer balls?
How many times does this need posting?
It is a nice start.............
Now that’s what I call justice!!!!!!!, terrorist’s in USA get to vote.
The more scary thought.
Some day there’s going to be an Iran-Saudi Arabia war, and we should be on America’s side:
At least they execute them!
First I’ve seen it!
This is the largest mass execution of Shiites in the kingdoms history.”
Savages. Tribes are the norm in the Middle East. 7th century garbage.
Welp, at least they cant be exchanged to get back in the game.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
The Three Amigos
If this were getting actual terrorists, we could respect it... but how do we know this is not scapegoating. The 9/11 masterminds prepared their nefarious plans in Saudi Arabia as Saudi Arabian citizens.
It’s the oil business that is keeping them in any kind of semblance of sane relations with the world. If the world could tell them to take their oil and shove it back in the ground, their situation would implode.
Until it’s picked up by MSNBC.
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