Friday, March 8, 2013

For Those Who Believe All Cultures Are Equally Valid...

One of seven Saudis due to be put to death on Tuesday by crucifixion and firing squad for armed robbery, speaking over a smuggled mobile phone from his prison cell, has appealed for help to stop the executions....
Several people were reported to have been crucified in Saudi Arabia last year. Human rights groups have condemned crucifixions in the past, including cases in which people are beheaded and then crucified. In 2009, Amnesty International condemned such an execution as "the ultimate form of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment".
Remember: by refusing to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is helping to keep the Saudi government funded.

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