Monday, December 12, 2011

Shoulda sent her to Azkaban

The Black Arts are alive and well, boys and girls. Get out your torches and pitchforks, because witch-hunting is back in style.

From The Seattle Times: Saudi Arabia executes woman convicted of 'sorcery'

Yee haw, and all that. Let the circus begin.

While the Saudi Interior Ministry is with holding any more information than the fact that they have indeed executed a woman today, the London-based al-Hayat is reporting a few more details. Apparently, a female in her 60s was arrested in April of 2009, and held until her execution. She was charged and convicted on committing acts of sorcery and witch craft. As the story goes, this elderly woman had convinced locals that she possessed healing powers, and was charging $800 a pop for miracle cures.

What's funny here to me is that they went for the witch-craft charge. Surely the Saudi's have some law on the books outlawing fraud that they could have picked this woman up on just as easily. Unless of course, she actually was performing miracle cures and possessed powers of sorcery. In which case, what a damn shame they felt the need to execute her. This world is in serious need of a little pick-me-up, and I think that the open revelation that magic existed in real life would be just the thing.

Either way, I'm going to keep practicing my wand-handling skills. A boy can dream.

Three Monkeys Say: HAH! Fags!!

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