Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Experts: Beheadings pervert legitimate laws - A bizarre article on various scholars explaining why the beheadings just ain't cricket@#$

"Many people in countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar and elsewhere think that beheading -- if it is done appropriately, that is, if a person is found guilty at the end of a trial with evidence and witnesses, and [the execution] is done in a humane manner -- then it would be acceptable," said Shehata, an assistant professor of politics.

"But that is a fundamentally different scenario," he said, "than the case of Nick Berg or Paul Johnson or the South Korean, where someone just took a kitchen knife and cut somebody's head off. That is disgusting universally."

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