Monday February 24, 2020

Opportunity knocks in Saudi Arabia

There was interesting news from Saudi Arabia last week, when it was revealed that the kingdom was considering using firing squads to execute people from now on.

17th March, 2013
'Obviously, using a firing squad will get the job done efficiently and with more or less the same result, but it really doesn't carry the same kudos or dramatic effect as your common-or-garden beheading'.

There was interesting news from Saudi Arabia last week, when it was revealed that the kingdom was considering using firing squads to execute people from now on.

This is not because it is more efficient or because gunshots sound really cool, but because "of the scarcity of swordsmen and their unavailability in a number of regions". What is the world coming to when you can't even get a decent swordsman to do your beheadings? In...

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