Saudi Arabia advertises for eight new executioners

A Saudi executioner with his sword.

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is advertising for eight new executioners, recruiting extra staff to carry out an increasing number of death sentences, usually done by public beheading.

No special qualifications are needed for the jobs whose main role is “executing a judgment of death” but also involve performing amputations on those convicted of lesser offences, the advert, posted on the civil service jobs portal, said.

The Islamic kingdom is in the top five countries in the world for putting people to death, rights groups say. It ranked number 3 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…

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  • There’s a career.

    • Maggat

      Certainly never seem to run out of work.

    • MRHapla

      if you love your job,,,,are you ever really ‘working’,,,? 😉

  • El Martyachi

    Are there work visa requirements for Canadians? Asking for a friend.

    • MRHapla

      your ‘friend’ would have to convert,,piIslam,,,,but could lie about it (pislam is cool about that,,,so no worries)’

      • El Martyachi

        My friend informs me of his his or her interest and general flexibility given commensurate compensation in addition to a standard per diem, dental and life insurance.

        • MRHapla

          They provide the tools or is it like auto/truck mechanics,,bring your own sword?

          • El Martyachi

            Good question. A tool budget as part of the contract seems appropriate.My friend informs me that his or her employment is contingent on at least tacit approval from an official UKUSA entity, however (there’s always a catch).

            http://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/images/SBG-hamon-gallery5.jpg

          • MRHapla

            I’ll go with Tamahagane over Damascus every time,,,,,,,,,,

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Might be an interesting job.
    It’s a great opener for picking up chicks.

    • BillyHW

      Women eat that shit up.

    • Maggat

      A Nigerian could open a restaurant.

      • MRHapla

        right next to the Death Rink

  • dukestreet

    I saw an interview with one of the hereditary executioners. he was quite proud of his job. Looks like they are working towards being # 1.

  • ntt1

    No difference between these barbarians and ISIS, both groups are murderous goat abusers

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Sword-ready jobs.

    Don’t be a hater!

    • MRHapla

      Obozo: “but allz ah gotz is a shovel,,,whatever that is,,,,”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    On assuming office, they will be greeted like this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qSCx0xIvaA

    • cmh

      LOL

  • Ron MacDonald

    Build several guillotines.

    • mobuyus

      Very French. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • MRHapla

      and take away a Muslim job?,,,,,,

      • Ron MacDonald

        A Muslim can pull the release.

        • MRHapla

          They don’t operate the complex Western machinery over there, they outsource it all,,,,,,,,,

  • ontario john

    What happened to that coop program at York University in Toronto for executioners?

  • Hard Little Machine

    If you want to end that practice float a rumor that executioners are all secret Jews. The UN will rise up as one to fight it.

    • mobuyus

      I thought the Saudis were secret Jews.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Shhhh

  • mobuyus

    Is Vince lei available for travel and is he looking for work in his field?

  • MRHapla

    Hassan CHOP !!!!