This day in WND history: Saudi executioner has knack for whack

saudi_executionerSaudi executioner has knack for whack

June 6, 2003: Muhammad Saad al-Beshi is every employer’s dream employee – a guy who loves his job.

That job? Executing murderers, rapists, robbers, drug traffickers, repeat drug users and apostates for the Saudi kingdom – as well as amputating limbs to order for lesser offenders.

Like most new employees, al-Beshi admitted, he was nervous when he started his job in 1998, but after a few beheadings, he got into the swing of things, so to speak.

“The criminal was tied and blindfolded. With one stroke of the sword I severed his head. It rolled meters away,” he said.

The “contented” father of seven said his unusual occupation causes “no drawbacks” for his social life.”

“It doesn’t matter to me,” he said. “Two, four, 10 – as long as I’m doing God’s will, it doesn’t matter how many people I execute.”

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This day in WND history: Saudi executioner has knack for whack
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