A leading human rights group appealed to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Thursday to stop the execution of a woman accused of witchcraft and performing supernatural acts.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the kingdom’s religious police who arrested and interrogated Fawza Falih, and the judges who tried her in the northern town of Quraiyat never gave her the opportunity to prove her innocence in the face of “absurd charges that have no basis in law.”
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Please take note. This is not being reported to be happening in Iran nor in Iraq nor South Korea. It is happening in Saudi Arabia, where the current president keeps his sometimes home in King Abdullah’s pants.
And, oh, yes. Pakistan now not only has nukes but a missile with which to deliver its payload!
And they invaded what?
- Speaking of priorities: Dear Arlen. How about letting the National Football League worry about Belichick’s penchant for spying and how about you worry about your president’s penchant for spying? Or at least about former Bushies flouting subpoenas? Stop trying to use your clout to asterisk-ize Super Bowl XXXIX, eh? Nobody cares.
- Hillary Clinton recently offered up this applause line in Texas: “You have a saying here in Texas, ‘all hat and no cattle.’ After seven years of George Bush, we need a lot less hat and a lot more cattle.” Should Hillary Clinton be using this line, when it would be very easy for the Swift Voters to add the word “futures” to the end of this phrase and make hay of it?
- Here’s yet another case supporting an immediate national moratorium on the death penalty: “A woman who spent 13 years in prison after being convicted of strangling her 13-year-old daughter has been exonerated by forensic evidence showing she died of a cocaine overdose, a prosecutor in the case said Wednesday.” Please note: Had she been killed to death by the state for her crime, it would be impossible to set her free following her overturned conviction. The death penalty. Is not. Justice. Had it been applied here, it would have been a sad injustice.