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Thursday, February 14, 2008

"Progressives" Weigh in on Pending Saudi Witchcraft Execution

The compassionate "progressives" at the Huffington Post can always be counted on for some blogggin' gold (well, maybe copper) when you can't think of anything else to write about.

One of the more disgusting stories today was about how The Religion of Peaceā„¢ government in Saudi Arabia plans to execute a woman for "witchcraft" and summoning a djinn. Donna Abu-Nasr of the AP refers to this barbarism as a "shortcoming." What say the users of the HuffPo?

(Yes, I cherry-picked the worst comments, and many posters were outraged or leaving snarky comments about Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but more than a few of these people were leaving comments like the ones below or wholeheartedly agreeing with them.)

They better set her on fire because as the great Pilgrim Christians who run the USA today proved in Salem...you can't drown a witch.

The religious right must be creaming their jeans over this one and saying, "Witch-burning is right up our alley...how can we get in on this action?"

You jest, but there are people like that right here in this country. I'm afraid that a lot of them are in the 30 percent who think that Bush is doing a great job. That's kind of bad when you think that only 20 percent more would land this country in a heap of trouble. Actually, we hit that mark in the last election. Kinda scary...huh?God help us!

"the kingdom's religious police" If rightwing zealots had their way, we'd have a new department called Homeland Religious Police.

Wow. Sounds like something that would happen here if Huckabee ended up in the White House. Executions fer Jeezis.

"Coerced evidence" huh? Just like Gitmo and the Spanish Inquisition. Must be fact, then, right? Bu$h learned something?

...insecure as those who hanged dozens of "witches" in what is now Massachusetts in the 1690's. P.S. they weren't muslims who did the hanging.

Hey all you rethugs who want to bomb IRAN because of how evil they, shouldn't we bomb Saudi Arabia?

"The fact that Saudi judges still conduct trials for unprovable crimes like 'witchcraft' underscores their inability to carry out objective criminal investigations," -- Big deal. We launch wars over unprovable crimes.

Bush, Cheney, Rice, Wolfowitz will be watching!

I'll bet that George, and looney Laura are proud that they sent dozens of people to Saudi Arabia for torture.

Bandar "Bush" is probably selling tickets.

estevan, they're not that far removed from the fundamentalists that we have here. It doesn't pay to hate them as you do. That only falls back on you. Just try to stay out of the way of the fundamentalists over here.

OK, enough. Kudos to the users that stood up to the idiots on this thread.

-Tommy

Previously from the Huffington Post:

Huffington Post Members on Fred Thompson
Right Wing Conspiracy Gets $1100
Bush Caused Bridge Collapse
Kansas Deserved F-5 Tornado

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