this is a bit belated, I didn't find it here and it looks like religious type news.
Abdul Hamid bin Hussain bin Moustafa al-Fakki was arrested in 2005 after he was entrapped by a man working for the Mutawa'een (religious police) who asked him to produce a spell that would lead to the man's father leaving his second wife....
Since the end of the holy month of Ramadan a few weeks ago, the Saudi Arabian authorities have resumed executions at an alarming pace. Seven people are known to have been put to death since executions resumed on 5 September, bringing the total executed so far this year to at least 44. In 2010 a total of 27 people were executed.
I did think about posting how many Texecutions this year, for contrast. So far this year, there have been 11. Looks like about 34 executions in the US so far this year. On the "brighter side", I'm not aware that the US has been executing people for being sorcerers. It could be argued that the US occasionally executes people for being Black men. Or for being in the wrong place, at the wrong time. But executing a man for supposedly weaving a spell to get a man to leave his second wife.... that's bullshit.
As an individual, I'm mostly against executions in the US as well as in other countries. I might make exceptions for someone who is just too dangerous to be allowed to live anywhere, like Bin Laden. Or for torture murders, like the men who drug a man behind his pickup truck scraping off his skin and eventually his head. It's hard for me to justify keeping those guys alive.
This is...savagery. There's no softer word that fits. Anyone who believes that god shit and will act on it to the point of killing? They're savages, no matter which country they're from, or what language their signs are in.