Do you swing a big sword? And no, that wasn’t a euphemism. Seriously… if you know your way around a blade, the Saudi Arabian government just may have the perfect government job for you.
For whatever bizarre reason, Great Britain’s The Sun newspaper just published an article that’s quite tilted decidedly not if favor of the Saudis recent spike in lopping-off the heads of criminals.
As cited by The Sun, “Saudi Arabia has one of the world’s highest rates of execution: suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking face the death penalty.”
Like that’s a bad thing?
The Sharia law-run state has advertised for eight new executioners to handle the projected rise in brutal public beheadings.
No special qualifications are needed for the jobs whose main role is “executing a judgement of death” but also involves performing amputations on those convicted of lesser offences.
The macabre job advert was reportedly posted on the country’s civil service jobs portal.
Saudi Arabia has one of the world’s highest rates of execution: suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking face the death penalty.
It has carried out nearly 600 executions since the start of 2014, more than a third of them in drug cases.
More than 140 people were put to death in the kingdom last year, where convicts are usually beheaded using a huge curved sword.
In the meantime, the United States still leads the Industrialized World in the percentage of citizens incarcerated.
Maybe it would be a good idea if our nation stopped subsidizing at taxpayer expense the housing, feeding, clothing, and medical care for convicted terrorists, murderers, rapists (to include pedophiles), armed robbers and drug pushers.
The Saudi solution is looking better to me the more I think about it.