The Post In Which Saudi Arabia And I Agree On Something

It seems that the Saudis are shocking the world again by being brutal to criminals:

A Saudi court of cassation upheld a ruling to behead and crucify a 22-year-old man convicted of raping five children and leaving one of them to die in the desert, newspapers reported on Tuesday.

The convict was arrested earlier this year after a seven-year old boy helped police in their investigation. The child left in the desert after the rape was three years old, Okaz newspaper said.

International rights groups have accused the kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, of applying draconian justice, beheading murderers, rapists and drug traffickers in public. So far this year about 40 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia.

I’m not very fond of Saudi Arabia, their culture, the way they treat women, or the death cult version of Islam so many of the people there tend to live under.

That being said, my first thought after reading this story was that I wish we could send Roman Polanski there to be tried for rape.

My second thought was that I wish we could behead child rapists here, too. They certainly deserve it.

As a society, we can get so caught up in the idea of being “civilized” that we forget that barbarous behavior sometimes merits a barbarous response.

There are a lot of things Saudi Arabia is wrong about, but the way they’re treating a serial child rapist isn’t one of them in my book.

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