Ali al-Nimr faces the death penalty

Mother of Saudi youth facing beheading urges Obama to intervene

The mother of a youth facing beheading for taking part in protests in Saudi Arabia has pleaded with US President Barack Obama to “rescue my son” in an interview published by the British daily the Guardian Thursday.

The sentence against Ali al-Nimr, a Shiite Muslim who was only 17 when he was arrested in February 2012, has drawn international condemnation over his young age and allegations that he was tortured into making a confession.

“When I visited my son for the first time I didn’t recognise him,” Nusra al-Ahmed told the newspaper.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What does Obama have to do with it? Oh right, he’s a Muslim. Yeah well sucks to be you.

    • I would not count on Obama for anything positive.

      • You can count on Obozo to do the wrong thing.

        • Xavier

          If he cared he would trade places with the boy.

  • mobuyus

    She sure is going to the wrong person for intervention in this matter, I have witnessed obama’s intervention in every beheading video I’ve ever seen.

    • David Murrell

      Does Obama support Sharia-mandated beheadings?

      • mobuyus

        As a pious muslim he’d have no choice.

        • tom_billesley

          His intervention would be to send a whetstone.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            No the rusty blade is better in their eyes.

  • Clear Thinker

    The muslims DO know their own.

  • Fucking barbarians. Sub-savages.

    These are the freaks whining about what a satanic, all-consuming evil Israel is.

    • Xavier

      If we were pumping our own oil we could admit the truth about SA.

  • Barry Thornton

    And these are supposedly our friends in the region.

  • simus1

    Some dog in the manger posturing by the family franchise. If they could get the ruling Saudis to let up, it would show they are weak and disunited. Same principle applies in the west. If our leftists can ensure muslim criminals are mollycoddled in our penal institutions and courts, then “devout” muslims have no personal safety excuse to avoid jihad.

    • Clausewitz

      The ruling class in Saudi Arabia know that the minute they try to bring some form of enlightenment to the country the Wahhabi’s will have their death squads out looking for their heads.

  • truthdareisay

    I think because he’s a Muslim kid, Ovomit WILL intervene

  • They’re beheading this boy because he’s Shi’ia. And I’ve read elsewhere that his uncle is some kind of political target. So.

    And don’t give me any “hey, as long as Muslims are killing each other, that’s awesome!” crap. He’s a teenage boy and he didn’t do anything wrong: by Western standards – you know, the ones we keep saying Muslims should adopt – he did everything perfectly okay.