How the legal punishments handed out in Saudi Arabia compare to those of Isis

Following the lashing of blogger Raif Badawi and leaked footage that showed the public execution of a woman accused of beating her daughter, Saudi Arabia’s harsh interpretation of sharia law and its use of capital punishment have come under international scrutiny.

For many, the Saudi justice system sounds not unlike that of Isis, the extremist Islamist group also known as Islamic State, which has struck fear in much of the Middle East.

This week, Middle East Eye, a website that focuses on news from the region and is frequently critical of Saudi Arabia, contrasted a set of legal punishments recently announced by Isis with the corresponding punishments in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Just a thought

    WHEW! And I thought Islamofascists were mainstream Muslims. Boy, do I have egg in my frying pan! Thanks, BCF, for clearing that up for me. 🙂

    • Just think the Saudis are our valued ally and trading partner!

      • Just a thought

        Yeah, I shudder to think it.

  • Achmed

    The ways of Allah are a mystery to man.

    I went into the Islamic Relief office hoping I would find a kaffir prostitute.

    They took all my money and there were no prostitutes. There were no girls. There was no relief!

    • Just a thought

      They relieved you of your money, so quit your complaining already!

    • Xavier

      Not even a he-goat?

  • Xavier

    I’d argue that the punishment for apostasy tells you more about a religion than any dozen other questions.

    • Exile1981

      It’s in the first line, it’s considered blasphemy under both countries.

  • Just a thought

    So, a bunch of bandits who steal, rob, and murder say those crimes are punishable by death? Can’t wait till they are administered a dose of their own medicine.

  • Icebow

    Our leaders probably know how vile the Saudi swine are, but there are state-of-the-art fighter planes to be sold.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Twp peas in a pod.

    • The Saudis have likely killed more through their export of Wahhabism.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Hence, the Saudis are responsible for funding and promoting more terrorism than any other Middle Eastern state, including Iran. Yet they are our “allies” in the war on terror. Sheesh!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Saudis are keeping the price of oil low, so all is forgiven.

    • Of course;)

    • Justin St.Denis

      They are keeping the price of oil low to undermine the West – again.

  • Alain

    There must be a mistake here, for we keep being reminded by all world leaders that Isis has nothing to do with Islam. Now if that is true then the Saudis are really Muslim either.

  • It’s as though they are similar somehow…