Saudi Arabia is on course for a record number of executions including public beheadings in 2019 despite claims that the kingdom is ‘modernizing.’
Executions are mostly carried out by beheading but there also reports to of crucifixions. This is Islam. This is the religion of Ilhan Omar. And she sets in the Congress of the United States.
— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) March 26, 2019
The desert kingdom has already reportedly 43 people in the first three months of this year – the most recent being a Syrian man who was put to death on March 13 for smuggling amphetamine pills.
If this rate continues, 172 will have been put to death by the end of the year, it was reported.
The record for the number of executions carried out by Saudi Arabia was 158, according to human rights advocates Amnesty International.
Of those executed this year, 21 were reportedly for drugs offences.
But other crimes which carry the death penalty include adultery, renouncing Islam, treason, espionage, burglary as well as murder, terrorism, rape or espionage.
Beheading remains the most common form of execution and the sentence traditionally carried out in a public square on a Friday after prayers. More
— Alicia F. Luke (@AliciaFixLuke) March 26, 2019
Hey, Progressives… This is real life Sharia Law being played out in public. Do you think America is bad with giving convicts of heinous crimes the needle? You ain’t seen nothing compared to Muslim nations who strictly impose Sharia Law on their people. No grace, mercy, second chances, and appeals denied.
This is really eye opening! The death penalty is a contentious issue! I did not know they still used crucifixion ???? This chart shows how Saudi Arabia is on course to behead more people than ever before in 2019 via @Fin24 https://t.co/TM32GfpwV0
— SAMum (@sa_mum) March 25, 2019
Saudi Arabia are a member of the Human Rights Council! Let that sink in…
This chart shows how Saudi Arabia is on course to behead more people than ever before in 2019 – Insider https://t.co/dFeoUiBp6g
— Qubra Din (@qubradin) March 24, 2019