Monday, September 12, 2005

Saudi experts divided on children viewing executions

Saudi Arabian educators and religious scholars are largely opposed to allowing children watch executions although a minority view supports the practice, according to a report Monday by the Saudi Gazette. "I am of the view that children must be forbidden from watching the execution of Sharia penalties in the same way that some countries prevent children from watching films with horrifying scenes," said Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah al-Dakheel, professor of social services at King Saud University. Sentences handed down by Sharia (Islamic law) courts including beheading, stoning to death, amputation and lashing are carried out in full view of the public, the idea being that they act as a deterrent. Experts who spoke to the Saudi daily Okaz, from which the Gazette took its report, generally concurred with al-Dakheel. However, Eid Bin Abdullah al-Shammari, a former member of the Shoura Council (a consultative body for legislation) took the opposite view. "Deterrence is not only for adults, but also for children," al-Shammari said. "Witnessing (such) scenes would help curb the violent tendencies in many students who attack their teachers and smash their cars," he added saying such acts were a recent phenomenon.


At September 13, 2005 12:07 AM, Blogger Teratism said...

What's going down in "Saud" is fine and dandy. Personally, El Saud can suffer whatever 7th century horrors they like.

However, I do not enjoy my so called representatives improrting these hideeous death cults into my land in the name of 1930's German political experimentation.

Err. Guys. Multiculturalism didn't work.

Err. Frankfurt school Professers, None of that stuff works. Why do your probably elderly students continue to teach this crap?

At September 13, 2005 12:12 AM, Blogger Teratism said...

Sorry about the spelling. Candlelight you understand :d

At September 13, 2005 6:15 AM, Blogger ElCid2004 said...

Saudi-Arabia and Pakistan are two of the countries involved in the war on terrorism. Isn't it ironic they are also the biggest spawningpools for terrorists and other thugs. When will they understand it's not the countries it's the religion it's islam.


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