I just watched a video on Youtube of a woman being publicly beheaded in Saudi Arabia. Ten seconds into this video, anyone with an 8th grade education can tell you it's fake, and was most likely filmed in front of a green screen.
The article I followed the link from is a relatively reputable online news course. However, in this case, I think they got duped.
Woman Beheaded in Saudi Arabia's Tenth Execution of 2015
Gruesome footage circulating on social media shows Saudi authorities publicly beheading a woman in the holy city of Mecca earlier this week. The execution is the tenth to be carried out in country in the last two weeks; setting 2015 up to be even more bloody than last year, when 87 people were punitively killed by the state.
Rare video of Monday's killing shows the woman, a Burmese resident named as Lalia Bint Abdul Muttablib Basim, screaming while being dragged along the street. Four police officers then hold the woman down before a sword-wielding man slices her head off, using three blows to complete the act.
In the chilling recording, Bashim, who was found guilty in a Saudi Sharia court of sexually abusing and murdering her seven-year-old step-daughter, is heard protesting her innocence until the very end. "I did not kill. I did not kill," she screams repeatedly.
Filming of executions is normally strictly prohibited by Saudi authorities raising speculation that a security official may have covertly videoed the killing.
In a statement released on their official website, the Saudi Ministry of Interior said that the brutally delivered death penalty was warranted due to the "enormity of the crime," and was carried out to "restore security" and "realize justice."
"[The punishment] implements the rulings of God against all those who attack innocents and spill their blood. The government warns all those who are seduced into committing a similar crimes that the rightful punishment is their fate," the statement said.
Saudi Arabia bases its legal system on a strict Wahhabi interpretation of Sharia law that imposes a wide-range of physical punishments for a number of crimes. The death penalty can be given for several offences including, armed robbery, drug-related offences, sorcery, adultery, murder, and rape.
Beheading is widely seen in the country as the most humane means of executing but death by stoning, crucifixion, and death by firing squad is also carried out.
Bashim's execution comes as the Saudi authorities are already under the spotlight for the public flogging of Raif Badawi, a blogger and political activist who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a total of 1,000 lashings for a range of offenses, including insulting religious authorities. Badawi set up the "Liberal Saudi Network," a website that aimed to provide a forum for public debate in the country. The blogger was previously arrested in 2008 for apostasy — a crime also punishable by death.
After Badawi's conviction his lawyer was also sentenced to 15 years in jail for "undermining the regime and officials," "inciting public opinion," and "insulting the judiciary" in an anti-terrorism court.
Adam Coogle, a Middle East researcher for Human Rights Watch, described the Saudi authorities record on basic rights as dismal. "There's no movement forward, and if anything it's backwards," he told VICE News.
Coogle said that it was "impossible to know what the Saudi authorities were thinking." Yet he also noted that since the Arab uprisings that began in 2011 the Saudi authorities have approached all domestic dissent as a security issue. "With every execution announced we see the government use this rhetoric of security," he told VICE News.
The vast majority of executions in Saudi Arabia are for drug-related offenses and murders. But the state has also shown a willingness to impose increasingly severe sentences on dissidents with 10- to 15-year prison sentences being imposed on political activists. "Some charges, as in the case of Badawi, are not in themselves crimes, it's a matter of freedom of expression," Coogle said. "This is particularly troubling."
Yet in the current regional security climate, Saudi Arabia is not alone in wanting to appear tough on dissent and willing to exact severe punishments. In December, Jordan ended an eight-year de-facto moratorium on the death penalty and reportedly hanged 11 men. In the same month Pakistan also brought back the death penalty following a brutal Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar that left 148 people dead, including 132 students.
While several western authorities have spoken out against Badawi's case, in general governments have been slow to condemn oil-rich Saudi Arabia. "The US and European governments have always been reluctant to take publicly critical positions on Saudi Arabia," Coogle said. "This is a matter of a whole bunch of economic and regional security and stability issues, but human rights typically ends up a low priority in these circumstances."
The man quoted in the article, Adam Coogle, is also known to have worked for the Huffington Post. A less than creditable online 'news' source. So yes, I question Coogle's media cred.
9/11 - Instantly blamed on the Muslims. Remember Hitler? That guy was brilliant, and did the same thing with the Jews. Now history looks at him like a monster. When will we begin to say the same thing about George W. Bush, and Barack Obama?
Remember: All terrorsts are Muslim, but not all Muslims are torrists. 3% of the world torrism occured in The United States last year. Of that 3% worldwide, only 5% of torrorism commited in The United States, was committed by Muslims. So, I suppose it's fair to say that Muslims are the new Jews.
Now we have the Charlie Hebdo 'attacks' in Paris. I have a firm belief that Those 'attacks' either never happened, or were an inside job where no Muslim was involved at all.
|Yep, she sure looks like a Muslim|
It appears to me that the ONLY photo if this woman's face, is as clear as mud. As a matter of fact, she looks like a few women I know. That's just how good THEY are. A picture of two people, that is unrecognisable. Doesn't it seem that all the photo's the press ever gets of alleged terrorists, or crappy at best? I wonder why that is? Not a clear picture, means they can't capture this person, so the world must go on living in fear, and blindly giving away our rights and freedoms in the name of 'security'. See where I'm going with this? If you make changes slow enough, then people will learn to except it. I would assume that in 20-30 years, our lives will be just like those in George Orwell's 1984.
Back to the story. Now, the press has released remorkablely clear photo's of this woman. But tell me, can you see her face?
|For all we know, that could be a photo of 2 guys.|
See: No positive identification could possibly be made on her. She looks just like millions of other Muslim women, right? Hell, I'm not even certain if that's the same man in those pictures.
So, for the next few weeks, or even months, the media will be running the same story over and over again, that they are looking under every rock for this 'mystery woman', and just can't seem to find her. Despite the fact they KNOW she's in Syria right now? Well, that's what we're being told, isn't it?
So this woman is 'on the run', and we're all paying close attention to her. Not really paying as much attention to the Charlie Hebdo attacks. You want out, someone is going to try and pull a fast one on you again.
Next month there will be another attack, in Rome, or Berlin, or Stockholm, or some other major European city. I will almost bet my life there will be a false flag attack in Europe sometime in March. Pay attention! Let your friends know. Send them here, to read it for themselves.
Knowledge is power. Arm yourself!!