Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Losing our Heads

Saudi Arabia is our enemy. Saudi Arabians generally, the Saudi Arabian people, are born into and raised up on sermons of hatred and visions of murder of so-called infidels. Saudi Arabians have killed us in our thousands, and they continue to plot to kill us as oten agains as they are able. That's half of what they live for. It's half of their reason for living. These Stone Age monsters live in a state of primitiveness that few other people on Earth can claim even for their most dispossessed citizens. And Saudi Arabians are killing at random to spread their mental illness to the rest of the world. Saudi Arabians are pouring money into every pocket they can find to spread the deen by da'wa to the world. They spread like a plague, killing at random those they contact.

We all, those of us who know this story at all, know the Sword Verse, Koran 9:5 and the others, and we likely know of the Freedom House Reports on Saudi Arabia. Those of us who study and learn from Spencer and Fitzgerald and we who've read and studied for varying lengths of time among us certainly by now have a good understanding of the case regarding Saudi Arabia. We know the general picture very well. So below we'll move in for a look at the life of one particular Saudi Arabian, a man who lives in the neighbourhood, who is more or less a regular guy. Saudi Arabian regular, that it.

We know people by the friends they have. Maybe that's unfair. Maybe it's unfair to one's friends. In the case of Saudi Arabia, we cannot, we must not, allow our leaders to refer to the Sauds as our friends.

Saudi Arabians are our enemies, every man among them.

But they're all different! Except that every one of them is the "Property of the Saudi Arabian Government." The locals can be Arabians of all sorts, but the Saudi Arabians are our enemies. Yes, they're all people just like you and just like me, just folks, but when they are the property of the Kingdom of saudi Arabia they are our enemies.

Meet one:

Kingdom's Leading Executioner Says: 'I Lead a Normal Life'
Mahmoud Ahmad, Arab News Staff —

JEDDAH, 5 June 2003 — Saudi Arabia's leading executioner Muhammad Saad Al-Beshi will behead up to seven people in a day.

"It doesn't matter to me: Two, four, 10 — As long as I'm doing God's will, it doesn't matter how many people I execute," he told Okaz newspaper in an interview.

He started at a prison in Taif, where his job was to handcuff and blindfold the prisoners before their execution. "Because of this background, I developed a desire to be an executioner," he says.

He applied for the job and was accepted.

His first job came in 1998 in Jeddah. "The criminal was tied and blindfolded. With one stroke of the sword I severed his head. It rolled meters away." Of course he was nervous, then, he says, as many people were watching, but now stage fright is a thing of the past.

He says he is calm at work because he is doing God's work. "But there are many people who faint when they witness an execution. I don't know why they come and watch if they don't have the stomach for it.

"Me? I sleep very well," he adds.

Does he think people are afraid of him? "In this country we have a society that understands God's law," he says. "No one is afraid of me. I have a lot of relatives, and many friends at the mosque, and I live a normal life like everyone else. There are no drawbacks for my social life."

Before an execution, nonetheless, he will go to the victim's family to obtain forgiveness for the criminal. "I always have that hope, until the very last minute, and I pray to God to give the criminal a new lease of life. I always keep that hope alive."

Al-Beshi will not reveal how much he gets paid per execution as this is a confidential agreement with the government. But he insists that the reward is not important. "I am very proud to do God's work," he reiterates.

However, he does reveal that a sword will cost something in the region of SR20,000. "It's a gift from the government. I look after it and sharpen it once in a while, and I make sure to clean it of bloodstains.

"It's very sharp. People are amazed how fast it can separate the head from the body."

By the time the victims reach the execution square they have surrendered themselves to death, he says, though they may hope to be forgiven at the last minute. "Their hearts and minds are taken up with reciting the Shahada." The only conversation with the prisoner is when he tells him to say the Shahada.

"When they get to the execution square, their strength drains away. Then I read the execution order, and at a signal I cut the prisoner's head off."

He has executed numerous women without hesitation, he explains. "Despite the fact that I hate violence against women, when it comes to God's will, I have to carry it out."

There is no great difference between executing men and women, except that the women wear hijab, and nobody is allowed near them except Al-Beshi himself when the time for execution comes.

When executing women he will use either gun or sword. "It depends what they ask me to use. Sometimes they ask me to use a sword and sometimes a gun. But most of the time I use the sword," he adds.

As an experienced executioner, 42-year-old Al-Beshi is entrusted with the task of training the young. "I successfully trained my son Musaed, 22, as an executioner and he was approved and chosen," he says proudly. Training focuses on the way to hold the sword and where to hit, and is mostly through observing the executioner at work.

An executioner's life, of course, is not all killing. Sometimes it can be amputation of hands and legs. "I use a special sharp knife, not a sword," he explains. "When I cut off a hand I cut it from the joint. If it is a leg the authorities specify where it is to be taken off, so I follow that."

Al-Beshi describes himself as a family man. Married before he became an executioner, his wife did not object to his chosen profession. "She only asked me to think carefully before committing myself," he recalls. "But I don't think she's afraid of me," he smiles. "I deal with my family with kindness and love. They aren't afraid when I come back from an execution. Sometimes they help me clean my sword."

A father of seven, he is a proud grandfather already. "I have a married daughter who has a son. He is called Haza, and he's my pride and joy. And then there are my sons. The oldest one is Saad, and of course there is Musaed, who'll be the next executioner," he adds.

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Each time we read here about Saudi Arabia we should keep al-Beshi's story in mind. He is the arm of Shari'a. He is part the soul of Islam. He is the heart of Saudi Arabia. There are too many like him, not just in Saudi Arabia itself but everywhere across the face of the world. The Saudi Arabians preach hatred against the West, against Jews, Christians, women, homosexuals, Blacks, even Shi'ites and Sufis. The list doesn't end there. They preach hatred, they finance hatred, they buy our politicians. Saudi Arabians preach hatred and practice taqiyya in our schools and universities, in mosques in our cities, on our streets, even in our prisons. These people are not our friends. They not only hate, but they destroy, wound, hack, burn, kill.

They will cut off your head if they get a chance.

Every slave of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a possible al-Beshi. Too many of them actually are state financed executioners who sleep just fine. And they train their grand children to keep up the work.

They are not our friends.

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