Ahmed al Shamlan al Anzi was convicted of the rape and murder of a young boy. He was also convicted of murdering the boy’s father. Ahmed al-Anzi was first beheaded, then crucified for his crimes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read more, then add your thoughts below.
Ahmed Al-Anzi had prior convictions for sodomy and owning pornography in ultra conservative Saudi Arabia, but was not deterred from committing more perverse and heinous crimes. He knew the penalties for perversion and murder and ignored them. The normal penalty in Saudi Arabia for rape, murder or drug trafficking is death via beheading. However, that region of the world adheres to the strict interpretation of Islam and believes that the crucifying of a headless body in public sets a good example of how not to behave.
While this is something I never want to witness, I do believe in the concept. It’s my personal belief that all pedophiles should receive the death penalty.
Now, the *human* rights group Amnesty International is criticizing al-Anzi’s beheading and crucifixion.
“It is horrific that beheading and crucifixions still happen,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui of Amnesty International in a statement Friday.
“King Abdullah should show true leadership and commute all death sentences if Saudi Arabia is to have any role to play as a global leader or member of the G20,” said Sahraoui.
Well, here’s my note to Amnesty International:
Dear 15 Minutes-of-Fame Seekers,
Victims are/were HUMAN, too. Shut the hell up and quit meddling in the laws of the land. Why aren’t you people trying to do something about crime other than saving a criminal? Victims matter, criminals need punishment; quite often extreme punishment. If the execution and crucifixion of al-Anzi saves one child from being raped and murdered, then it’s a lesson well learned.
As I recall, Barack Obama recently bowed before King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, signifying he is subservient. Would it be too much to hope for that the President will adopt some of the strict Islamic rules when it comes to criminals, especially pedophiles?
Dare I dream that Obama might see the average, honest, hard working citizen as worthy of saving, versus his recent dismissal of all the criminal activity surrounding his administration? Will victims ever be seen as human and worthy of justice? Sadly, this administration has all the makings of a great soap opera.
As mentioned, I support the death penalty. To be clear, I am Christian, not Muslim/Islamic. Many religions share some of the same beliefs. Even though the word “crucifixion” is used to describe the public display by the Saudi’s, the act has no connection to Christianity and the crucifixion of Jesus. The bodies are not displayed on crosses.
There’s also hypocrisy in religion (as if you didn’t already know that) which makes me question how a religion founded by a pedophile (Muhammad) can justify this penalty for an ordinary citizen pedophile. Remember, Muhammad married Aisha at age 6, although legend tells us he didn’t consummate the marriage until she was 9. Nice dude, that Muhammad, huh?
We now have millions of people practicing a religion, Islam, based on pedophilia. Now that I think about it, let’s hope Obama and his minions choose not to follow Islamic footsteps.