Skip to comments.Should Kids Be Allowed To Watch Beheadings?
Posted on 10/30/2005 9:24:32 PM PST by Lorianne
EDUCATORS and religious scholars are mostly against letting children watch Shariah court verdicts like beheading, stoning to death, amputation or lashing, a report said Sunday. Exposing children to violent and gruesome scenes may make them aggressive and effect their personality, he said.
am of the view that children must be forbidden from watching the execution of Shariah penalties so that we are able to protect our future generations from negative effects, in the same way as some countries that prevent children from watching films with horrifying scenes, Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al-Dakheel, Assistant Professor of Social Service in King Saud University, told the Arabic daily Okaz.
Shariah penalties are carried out in an open yard in full view of the public. This is so as to deter others from committing similar crimes.
However, the educators and religious scholars Okaz spoke to opined that children should be spared such blood-chilling sights as beheadings and amputations.
The experience could deeply affect children, and plague them all their lives, Dakheel said, citing what he said were proven scientific studies.
He drew a comparison with violent scenes in movies and how ratings have come about to keep children below 18 years of age away from them.
Dr. Ali Bin Abdullah Al-Afnan, Dean of the Teacher s Training College in Riyadh argued from a psychological perspective and said the mental immaturity of childhood should be taken in consideration. Children go by their feelings, from what they see and hear, and which influences their conduct and personality, he explained.
He felt that it is the duty of fathers to not expose their children to painful atmospheres and experiences. Psychological researches have proved that violent scenes have a direct affect in molding a child s personality.
Exposing children to violent and gruesome scenes may make them aggressive and effect their personality, he said.
Dr. Eid Bin Abdullah Al-Shammari, former member of the Shoura Council, however, thought otherwise.
He said such exposure would be beneficial and deter children from taking to crime.
Deterrence is not only for adults but also for children, he said.
Besides, witnessing scenes would help curb the violent tendencies in many students who attack their teachers and smash their cars, he maintained.
Such deeds were not there in the past.
Sheikh Sa eed Al-Helayyil Al-Amr, director of the Religious Studies Institute in Hail, was against children accompanying their fathers to the public square where Shariah penalties are carried out.
He said that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to order Muslims to bring their children to perform prayers during the two Eid feasts, but he did not order them to watch the execution of Shariah penalties.
When will these deranged animals get thrown into the dustbins of human history?
Making kids watch beheadings? Are they crazy?!!
The first one I watched shocked me so much, it was hard to sleep at night sometimes. Now imagine what it could do to an 8-year old, besides scarring him/her for life emotionally.
Only if they are liberals!
Do they discuss these kinds of topics on the Saudi version of Oprah?
Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al-Dakheel AKA Dr. Phil
Was it the Chechen cutting off the Russian soldier's head? That was the most brutal one I've seen..
Are you serious? If you have to ask, you need psychological counseling...and you don't deserve to be in any position of responsibility involving children.
Sending up dreadful inquiries like yours really ought to be prohibitted.
It wasn't the threadmeister's inquiry, it was the title of the article.
I'm of two minds as well.
Yess, that was it, at that time that was probably the only one circulating on the net.
But the worst one was that of a Nepali being beheaded in Iraq, vocal chords and all. Trust me, don't even think of searching for it.
Should liberals be required to dress up their children as Palestinian suicide bombers this Halloween, after making them watch beheadings?
Shoot! There I go again. Apologies to follow. I goofed.
Maybe it's better to just have the children stay home and watch their father beat their mother regularly.
This way the boys learn non lethal battering tachniques and girls learn submission. /s/.
After watching Arab TV covering terrorist bombings and promoting jihad, can watching beheadings possibly worsen the mix for these kids?
The religion of peace is overdue for a reformation.
What I remember most vividly about the Chechen video are the involuntary gurgling sounds the soldier made. .....indescribably horrific.
Only if they are using contraceptives.
Have you thought recently about the dead children murdered by the masses as a result of islamofascism?
Stick some ammonia up your nostrils and wake up. A good part of a 'funded' world wants to kill you.
What's watching a beheading going to do to a kid who is raised in that perverted culture? Is everything else sane there except this one thing? No and NO. Beating women is ok; cutting off limbs; gang rapes; burning Christians' homes; bestiality. What is a little beheading on top of all the other stuff they are living?
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