While we wish it was a joke or something out of the Onion, it is very real. Of course the US State Department and the puppets leaders of the European Union remain completely silent on the killing machine (literally) that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become.
To all the unemployed in Europe’s periphery, or the 100 million plus in America slaving away at McDs for a measly few bucks an hour, here is a great job opportunity with lots of growth potential.
Saudi Arabia needs eight more executioners to carry out an increasing number of death sentences. The demand to behead in the Kingdom is through the roof.
To apply for a job as a KSA executioner, no special qualifications are needed, just the ability to swing a sword with enough force so as to decapitate people who have broken Saudi Arabia law like bloggers, women drivers, gay activists, and free speech activists.
Beheading those sentenced to death is only part of the job requirement. Recruits will also be fortunate enough to participate in amputating the limbs of those guilty of lesser crimes.
The official job title is “religious functionaries”…classified as civil servants of the Saudi Arabian government.
Dream Job…apply here: http://www.mcs.gov.sa/_layouts/mocs/intro/intro.html
The Guardian reports…
The Islamic kingdom is in the top five countries in the world for putting people to death, rights groups say. It ranked third in 2014, after China and Iran, and ahead of Iraq and the United States, according to Amnesty International figures.
A man beheaded on Sunday was the 85th person this year whose execution was recorded by the official Saudi Press Agency, compared to 88 in the whole of 2014, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Amnesty said there were at least 90 executions last year.
Most were executed for murder, but 38 had committed drugs offences, HRW said. About half were Saudi and the others were from Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Burma, Chad, Eritrea the Philippines and Sudan.
Saudi authorities have not said why the number of executions has increased so rapidly, but diplomats have speculated it may be because more judges have been appointed, allowing a backlog of appeal cases to be heard.
Political analysts say it might also reflect a tough response by the judiciary to regional turbulence.
Under the Islamic Kingdom’s strict sharia laws, crimes, such as drug-trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery are all punishable by death. Half of the executions carried out last year were for non-lethal offenses, according to Amnesty International.
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