I’m trying really hard to fight against accusations that you guys are backwards and living in the Middle Ages, but it’s really hard if you’re going to behead a woman for fucking sorcery. Now, according to the article…
The London-based al-Hayat daily, however, quoted Abdullah al-Mohsen, chief of the religious police who arrested the woman, as saying she had tricked people into thinking she could treat illnesses, charging them $800 per session.
If that were the case, she’d have been convicted of, say, fraud or something of that nature. Not “practicing magic”. But the part that really gets me?
The crime of ‘sorcery’ is not defined in Saudi Arabian law but it has been used to punish people for the legitimate exercise of their human rights, including their right to freedom of expression, the charity said.
THIS MEANS IT IS, IN FACT, A CRIME THAT CAN BE TRIED IN COURT. YOU CAN BE CHARGED WITH SORCERY IN SAUDI ARABIA.
Honestly, guys, work with me here.