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Saudi shortage of swordsmen prompts approval of executions by firing squad
The Guardian ^ | Monday 11 March 2013 16.13 EDT | Reuters in Dubai

Posted on 03/11/2013 1:35:22 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

Saudi Arabia has authorised regional governors to approve executions by firing squad as an alternative to public beheading, the customary method of capital punishment in the kingdom, the Arab News reported on Monday . The English-language daily gave no explanation.

But another newspaper, Al Youm, reporting the measure on Sunday, said the reason for the change was a shortage of swordsmen.

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"A shortage in sworsdmen and their unavailability in a number of areas" meant the executioners had to travel long distances sometimes to get to the place of executions, making them sometimes late, the newspaper reported the circular as saying.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: beheading; muhammadsminions; muslims; religionofpeace; rop; saudi; saudiarabia; sharia; sharialaw; tenniselbow; workplaceinjuries
Sequestration.
1 posted on 03/11/2013 1:35:22 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Coming soon to your left wing back yard, Guardian.

Oh, forgot...


2 posted on 03/11/2013 1:41:29 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Pan_Yan

How many swordsman do they really need?


3 posted on 03/11/2013 1:42:09 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Pan_Yan

the executioners had to travel long distances sometimes to get to the place of executions, making them sometimes late,
___________________________________________

Late for what ???

The full moon ???

What ???


4 posted on 03/11/2013 1:43:45 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Pan_Yan

At last, a human touch.


5 posted on 03/11/2013 1:46:17 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Pan_Yan

If the Saudis run out of food.... might they eat children?

I amazed by the efficient and resourceful Saudi Gvmt. Budget cuts without the service cuts. Whooda thought.


6 posted on 03/11/2013 1:46:26 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Zeneta
How many swordsman do they really need?

Look, when you've had to chop off the head of a thief up near Kuwait on Tuesday, spend all Wednesday driving across Arabia with no ac, on Thursday executing a witch near Yemen, and then trying to beat traffic home in time for Friday prayers you'll be more sympathetic.

7 posted on 03/11/2013 1:47:11 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I wonder if there is a union the executioners are aligned with?

Are they the Head Loppers Union, Local 100?


8 posted on 03/11/2013 1:48:03 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Do you have the “beheadings” ping list?


9 posted on 03/11/2013 1:49:01 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Zeneta

Don’t let Obama see the word swordsman. He would butcher it like he did corpseman.


10 posted on 03/11/2013 1:49:53 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Pan_Yan

The Brits invented a machine for this several hundred years ago. I thought the Saudis were more up on the latest technologies.

They probably can’t use guillotines because of existing Labor Agreements with the government.


11 posted on 03/11/2013 1:50:22 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Tenacious 1

The condemned are really having a tough time loitering about awaiting the late swordsman to arrive. Then he has to spend time honing his blade. Of course, beheading by means of rifle rounds also tends to be very time consuming.


12 posted on 03/11/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
the executioners had to travel long distances sometimes to get to the place of executions, making them sometimes late, I guess they have a Shariah union law? Cannot be late must kill infidels on time... ?!
13 posted on 03/11/2013 1:52:26 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Late is a problem? Why, does the condemned have another appointment?


14 posted on 03/11/2013 1:52:26 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Pan_Yan
In unrelated news, Saudi arabia exiles Indiana Jones. ;)
15 posted on 03/11/2013 1:52:33 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Cvengr
"Of course, beheading by means of rifle rounds also tends to be very time consuming."

This may explain the sudden huge surge in gov't purchases of ammunition.

16 posted on 03/11/2013 1:56:49 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Pan_Yan

“Achmed! You’re late again?!!! Have you lost your mind? Where is your head? You need to be sharp about these beheadings! I don’t think you’re cutting it here anymore.”


17 posted on 03/11/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Tenacious 1
Are they the Head Loppers Union, Local 100?

That would be the International Brotherhood of De-Nogginizers. The local in Riyadh is No. 782, I believe. ;-)
18 posted on 03/11/2013 2:01:19 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Tenacious 1

“I wonder if there is a union the executioners are aligned with?

Are they the Head Loppers Union, Local 100?”

A union in Sand Savage Land?

Off with their heads!


19 posted on 03/11/2013 2:01:51 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Tenacious 1

The swordsmen with seniority make it hard for a new guy to get a head on the job.


20 posted on 03/11/2013 2:06:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
The swordsmen with seniority make it hard for a new guy to get a head on the job.

Nice.

21 posted on 03/11/2013 2:12:13 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: taterjay

“Don’t let Obama see the word swordsman.”

Oh he’s quite familiar with it, just in a “different” context.


22 posted on 03/11/2013 2:13:51 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: taterjay

Swordsman.

Obama says “Word smith”


23 posted on 03/11/2013 2:16:46 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Bearded savages becoming a little humane?


24 posted on 03/11/2013 2:31:08 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Tenacious 1

Maybe this gal should move there?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2995820/posts


25 posted on 03/11/2013 2:36:25 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Heads won’t roll...


26 posted on 03/11/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Zeneta

I always thought a swordsman was a soldier, who proved his mettle in combat against other swordsmen, not just an executioner of a bound, helpless human being.

And doesn’t the Saudi executioner require an assistant to poke the condemned with a pointed stick to cause him/her to involuntarily straighten up & expose their neck to a better cutting angle?

Some “swordsman”, indeed.


27 posted on 03/11/2013 2:55:53 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Pan_Yan; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Do you have the “beheadings” ping list?

It was cut off.


28 posted on 03/11/2013 2:57:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: elcid1970
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Just for fun.

29 posted on 03/11/2013 3:06:32 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Pan_Yan
When I was in the UAE a couple of years ago I tried like the Dickens to get a visa for Saudi.at that time at least it appeared that there was *no such thing* as a tourist visa for US citizens.I'd just about sell my soul to go there to watch a beheading.
30 posted on 03/11/2013 3:13:05 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Pan_Yan

Jaw-dropping news.


31 posted on 03/11/2013 3:22:14 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Gay State Conservative

Undoubtedly you were there with a company. To get a Saudi visa, have your company sponsor in Saudi Arabia request the visa.

I think the Friday executions are rare however


32 posted on 03/11/2013 3:22:48 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Pan_Yan
What are they going to do when they have to cut off the hands and feet of thieves -- shoot em off??
33 posted on 03/11/2013 3:26:15 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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What are they going to do when they have to cut off the hands and feet of thieves -- shoot em off??

Oh my. Still laughing.

34 posted on 03/11/2013 3:33:25 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Pan_Yan

Available in many colors, including checkered headrag... but not Livestrong yellow.

35 posted on 03/11/2013 3:37:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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Labor shortage in Arabia

36 posted on 03/11/2013 3:50:37 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: bert
Undoubtedly you were there with a company. To get a Saudi visa, have your company sponsor in Saudi Arabia request the visa.

Nope,I was on a tourist visa.I got a really cheap fare from JFK to Hong Kong on Emirates and the fare allowed a stopover in the UAE...so I stayed for 3 days and visited with a friend that I went to school with.I've certainly heard of business visas to Saudi but I couldn't get a tourist visa.Either I was going about it wrong (possible but unlikely...I have lots of experience with visas) or they didn't exist.

Oh well....

37 posted on 03/11/2013 3:55:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ivan Skavinsky Skavar must have been more successful than reported.


38 posted on 03/11/2013 4:17:14 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There are no tourist visas. Everyone entering the Kingdom is reviewed. To get a visa you must have a sponsor.

They fear Palestinians will come in hordes if allowed


39 posted on 03/11/2013 4:23:23 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Traditionally, the beheadings are carried out in the central square at the end of Friday mid-day prayers. If the town is walled, they would close & lock the gates, so as to create a captive audience.

When my dad worked in Saudi in the 50s, he made the mistake of going into a town for lunch on a Friday, and saw an execution of (IIRC) 3 criminals.

Unlike the Taliban style slow sawing off with a dull knife, it was one fast stroke with a heavy scimitar. Kneeling & bound, the criminal is first lightly poked in the back of the neck, then, as he flinches his head forward, a roundhouse stroke follow to the neck at the base of the skull.


40 posted on 03/11/2013 4:30:05 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Pan_Yan
No matter how you slice it, it's a cutthroat business.
The hard part is to stay a head above the rest.

41 posted on 03/11/2013 4:39:26 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Cvengr

Chain saws are readily available and require very little training.


42 posted on 03/11/2013 5:33:39 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Pan_Yan
A shortage of swordsman? WTF?

I guess my question then would be why?

It would be interesting to me to find out what characteristics define a "good swordsman".

I would guess that he would possibly have to be a large person..and have good aim. The rest, it seems to me would be up to the sword..is it heavy, and sharp, and fit for the particualar job at hand.

Maybe a swordsman would have to be kind of a mathematician, being able to calculate in his/her head the exact amount of speed the sword must be traveling to complete the given job.

Maybe the job of swordsman is so horrible that nobody in his right mind would do it, and maybe there's not that many lunatics in S arabia?////naaaahhhhh, can't be since everybody is a muzzie, and muzzies are notorious lunatics...so that can't be it.

There is something else causing the shortage..

..maybe we here at FR can come up with a solution to the problem of swordsman shortage in Saudi Arabia:

43 posted on 03/11/2013 5:50:59 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Pan_Yan

Could hire some golf professionals. They have a good slice.


44 posted on 03/11/2013 6:00:11 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

“Could hire some golf professionals. They have a good slice.”

I don’t know that many golfers that swing overhand. Who’s on their olympic tennis team?


45 posted on 03/11/2013 6:08:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

” Who’s on their olympic tennis team?”

Dunno. Let me axe them.


46 posted on 03/11/2013 7:30:00 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Pan_Yan; All
tennis elbow Pictures, Images and Photos Problem solved!
47 posted on 03/13/2013 7:11:27 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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48 posted on 03/13/2013 7:13:40 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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