Another type of tell all - Saudi Executioner
The following is an Interview from 2005 with a Saudi Arabian Executioner. First thing I gotta say that even though the images are gruesome andit is a beheading.. This is part of the justice system and is used as a punishment for a crime.
Please do not even compare the beheadings here with the images of the terrorist beheadings in other places on the site.
These executions are for people who got the death penalty.
Now, I for one think it a bit harsh because reading through cases, I have seen that non-death penalty crimes (well by western standards) such as grand theft may sometimes get the ecxecution by beheading sentance. But, to be fair, only an idiot would commit crimes in a country that has such harsh punishments as romoval of limbs or your head.
Also some talk about this form of justice and due process came under fire in 2005 over this case:
Saudi State Executed 6 Somalis Outside The Law
The Saudi Kingdom of Saudi Arabia brutally slaughtered like sheep six young Somali men without due process of law in the port city of Jeddah last Friday of April first 2005. The Interior ministry said that the Somalis were caught while in the process of robbery and piracy in which they wanted to seize a Taxi but the Saudi government had failed to produce any hard evidence in this regard or allow the young Somali men to have access to legal representation.
It is not clear what legal procedures or justice system the Saudis had applied because in accordance with Islam, you cannot kill people without due process of law and you cannot certainly execute people on unproven and dubious grounds. In the cases of robbery etc, the death penalty does not apply on Islamic jurisprudence. So it will be interesting to know what justice systems the Saudi state had applied to finish off the young Somalis.
Anyway back to the interview with the Executioner, Beshi
Saudi Arabia’s leading executioner says he is “very proud to do God’s work” and does not lose sleep over beheading several people in one day.
In a rare interview, Muhammad Saad al-Beshi, 42, told the Saudi daily Arab News that he had executed numerous women, as well as men.
“Despite the fact that I hate violence against women, when it comes to God’s will, I have to carry it out.”
He expressed indifference about the number of beheadings he was required to carry out. I sleep very well… I live a normal life like everyone else
“It doesn’t matter to me: two, four, 10 - as long as I’m doing God’s will, it doesn’t matter how many people I execute”.
Under the Gulf kingdom’s strict Islamic Sharia laws, the death penalty can be imposed for murder, rape, apostasy, armed robbery, drug trafficking and repeated drug use.
The Saudi authorities report public executions regularly - and are condemned by Western human rights groups.
Choice of death
Mr Beshi said he sometimes shot dead women convicted under Sharia.
“It depends what they ask me to use. Sometimes they ask me to use a sword and sometimes a gun. But most of the time I use the sword,” he said.
His job at a prison in Taif, where he had to handcuff and blindfold prisoners facing death, gave him a taste for executions, he told Arab News.
Back in 1998, when he carried out his first execution in Jeddah, he was nervous, because many people were watching. But now he no longer suffers from “stage fright,” he explained.
“The criminal was tied and blindfolded. With one stroke of the sword I severed his head. It rolled metres away,” he said, recalling his first beheading.
“There are many people who faint when they witness an execution. I don’t know why they come and watch if they don’t have the stomach for it,” he said.
“No one is afraid of me. I have a lot of relatives, and many friends at the mosque, and I live a normal life like everyone else. There are no drawbacks for my social life.”
Beshi trains the next generation of executioners (photo: Arab News)
He is a contented father of seven.
Beshi trains the next generation of executioners (photo: Arab News)
Mr Beshi said his sword was a gift from the government.
He keeps it razor sharp and sometimes his children help him clean it.
“People are amazed how fast it can separate the head from the body,” he said.
Before an execution he visits the victim’s family to seek forgiveness for the criminal, which can lead to the criminal’s life being spared.
“I always have that hope, until the very last minute, and I pray to God to give the criminal a new lease of life.”
Once an execution goes ahead, his only conversation with the prisoner is to tell him or her to recite the “Shahada” - an affirmation of Muslim faith.
“When they get to the execution square, their strength drains away. Then I read the execution order, and at a signal I cut the prisoner’s head off,” he said.
As an experienced executioner, Mr Beshi now trains others for the grim task. He is proud that his son was taken on as an executioner.
Training focuses on how to hold the sword and where to bring the blade down.
Sometimes he also has to carry out amputations of hands or legs.
50 Comments posted on "Another type of tell all - Saudi Executioner"
abdillah on July 18th, 2010 at 4:46 pm #
semoga 4JJI merohmatimu.pahala smoga atasmu.sungguh mulia wahai pelaksana hukum 4JJI.
GAYYY on October 22nd, 2010 at 12:54 pm #
Yet another Backwash dead head from a hell hole of a sbackwards country that uses primitive unjust barbaric toture and sexual thrill treatment for sexual punishment!! GAY
souvik on October 24th, 2010 at 10:44 am #
an idiotic country with inhuman nature. that is why the Islam is being hated all over the modern societies. this kind of things are responsible to move the Islamic image downward.
emon on November 9th, 2010 at 3:18 pm #
This is not “GOD’s Will” but is of the devil!!!
bongbong on November 12th, 2010 at 3:47 pm #
this was stupid
abdi on November 21st, 2010 at 5:30 pm #
yhis is god will
mohsin on November 27th, 2010 at 9:51 am #
islam is the solution of humanity you.establish law of islam see instant result.
Muhammad sajjad on November 30th, 2010 at 9:51 am #
Yeh this is great. This is actully the soul n spirit of ISLAM. Mohsin is right. When you kill someone you deserve that.
Khusro Mirza on December 4th, 2010 at 1:27 am #
Oye you fucking emon,the way you people kill peletinian,s in their own country,does it mean that you fucks are the biggest devil,s.O yes you are,so you are the next.
muhammed on December 19th, 2010 at 8:07 am #
this is the great law we must follow this law,please follow this law allover the world so we can reduce murder,rape,drugs using and all misdeed so please dont abuse of this law first u think abt it and learn after that u can get right way and pls learn abt islam also ,islam only the good and true religion in the world.massalam
HH1488 on December 20th, 2010 at 2:12 am #
Less Muslims in the world
Jean on February 14th, 2011 at 10:57 am #
The non-existence of the so-called ‘god’ is finely illustrated by the very thoughts, and existance of this ‘man’. His humanity has been lessened, by the blind obediance to a perverse enterpretation of a, so-called, ‘faith’.
samir on February 17th, 2011 at 6:44 am #
samir on February 17th, 2011 at 6:46 am #
This is the only reason why saudi is one of the country among the world which is free form outmost crime.
Mij on February 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm #
All Arab countrys have crime and the biggesr criminals are the rich elite. They steal,kill at will and rape with no problem and with the blessing of the emam. Islam is of the devil.Islam is not a religion,it is sick to the core.
Domitri Fairweather on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:42 am #
Death to Islam and all Muslims. Summary executions should be introduced for all of them here in Australia for minor offences like looking a white man in the eye.
Folk on March 11th, 2011 at 1:29 am #
Under the Gulf kingdom’s strict Islamic Sharia laws, the death penalty can be imposed for murder, rape, apostasy, armed robbery, drug trafficking and repeated drug use…..
ConcernedHuman on March 15th, 2011 at 2:18 pm #
This is their culture, this is how they maintain their sense of “order.” But realize, common Muslims, I AM TALKING TO YOU, these laws and “order” are upheld so your wealthy Kings live lavishly and do whatever they want!!!
oboy on April 10th, 2011 at 11:18 pm #
Muslims are shit. allah is shit. mad people
gracie on June 19th, 2011 at 1:17 pm #
commenting Samir,Saudi arabia free from outmost crime.
gracie on June 19th, 2011 at 1:24 pm #
and The saudi arabian bosses can torture but when the workers try to defend themselves,they were beheaded.well,no common sense
kHsan on July 1st, 2011 at 8:25 am #
Islam is a peaceful religion..the beheading punishment is to prevent further conflict…and beheading is the best and fastest way to punish someone die..since he/she will not feel pain no longer because the pain signal to the brain has been cut.. but for the abuse of the system… Wallahu ‘alam…
vashti on July 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm #
Can we send Casey Anthony there?
Ahmed on July 21st, 2011 at 3:37 pm #
BULLSHIT PEOPLE FOLLOW BULLSHIT RELIGION AND THAT RELIGION IS ISLAM. FUCK ALL MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD PRAY FOR THERE SLOW-DEATH. FUCK MUSLIMS, FUCK ARABIANS FUCK ALL MIDDLE EASTERN PEOPLE, FUCK THEM ALL. FUCK THE SAUDI KING, FUCK THE KUWAIT KING AND MANY MORE. FUCK THEM ALL. TO ALL VICYIMS OF WRONG JUDGEMENT FUCK THEM TOO….. FUCK YOU ALL MUSLIMS FOLLOWING ISLAMS…..
abbas malsan on July 23rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm #
As a muslim, listen to me… Islam is the worst religion of all. Islam is fucked up. Mohammed is fucked up… Everthing is fucked up. FUCK ISLAM, FUCK Middle East
Achmad Baihaqi on August 10th, 2011 at 3:47 pm #
Islam teaches moslem say BISMILLAHIROHMANIROHIM to begin doing everything. but why this utterance is contradicted to the Islamic Law especially Beheading Penalty. IS THIS A LAW FROM GOD ??? HOW CRUEL THE GOD IS. SO WHAT FOR ROHMAN AND ROHIM ALWAYS TO SAY.? CHECK WAS THERE ANYBODY GETTING BEHEADING PENALTY BY MUHAMMAD THE APOSTLE OF ALLAH?? CHECK THE BOOK OF QUR’AN WAS COLLECTED IN 650 AD. WHILE MUHAMMAD PASSED AWAY IN 632 AD.?? WHOSE LAW IS THIS APPLIED IN ARAB? FROM MUHAMMAD ? FROM ALLAH? OR FROM EVIL??
Abdullah on August 11th, 2011 at 6:15 am #
I find many Islamic preachers say that Islam is the blessing of universe and embrace Islam is getting safer and peace. But looking into the arab beheading penalty, it is such cruel act I think. In Qur’an qishas has to retaliate by qishas but in the verses also state to forgive is the best one. WHY DO THE ISLAMIC PREACERS SHARE AND PROMOTE FORGIVENESS rather than REVENGE AND PAYING DIYAT ? please KING FAHD OF ARAB SAUDI INISIATES FIRST TO PROMOTE FORGIVENESS AS A SYMBOL OF PEACE AS ISLAM ..
america= shit on September 22nd, 2011 at 2:34 am #
ALLÁH AKBAR!!! ALLÁH AKBAR!!!! IRHABI YOUNG ANA!! MUERTE A LOS INFIELES OCCIDENTALES
ALQASSAM on September 22nd, 2011 at 2:38 am #
AMERICANOS MAL PARIDOS ESO LES CAUSA HORROR????!!! Y SUS AVIONES DESTRUYENDO PUNTOS CIVILES POR TODO ORIENTE, OJALA LES LLEGUE LA HORA MUY PRONTO PERROS AMERICANOS
razi on October 10th, 2011 at 7:42 pm #
ok if beheading is such a big crime, according 2 u. then whats rape,murder…
being a muslim im not supposed 2….but ahmed is a motherfuckinng asshole.how dare u use such filthy language against islam and muhammed (PBUH)….UR RELIGION DUSNT TEACH U MORALS SO JUST GO 2 HELL….U mother fucker……..
Love on October 13th, 2011 at 3:50 am #
God will is to love to share to forgive! to give a chance to a person who make mistake, and you what are you not a criminal taking life of someone!
Love on October 13th, 2011 at 3:54 am #
God’s Will is to Love to give to share and to forgive! not to earth and judge someone not taking life of a of someone!! what if you are wrong if the person is inocent will you take own life to pay fo his or her life!! This things is not God’s Will!!
Love on October 13th, 2011 at 4:16 am #
if god will is killing What if someone drops a nuclear bomb on your country!! you said killing is god will, then one bomber will sent to heavent for killing you all is that rigth?
Syaiffudin on November 1st, 2011 at 1:20 pm #
the most ‘holy’ barbarian country in the world
rafeek salam on November 3rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm #
Before judging a religion or a society at least try to learn about it and gather information abt the that u r going to argue.
Islam is a religion of peace and justice…..and also one which brings prosperity among people..
If u study history and if u go through the latest news update, u can see that Islam is the only religion which is developing so fast.Dont think that those people who were belonging to different religion took Islam,Not because they were fools,its because the understood the glory of Islam..
So dear friends.U can choose your religion and your own believes..Spare us and also u r so much welcomed by ISlam…
May god bless u
Anz on November 9th, 2011 at 10:59 am #
Islam is motherfucker. Kill Islam kill mohommad
nick notaro on December 3rd, 2011 at 6:06 am #
there is no god or allah u idiots
qrqr on December 12th, 2011 at 11:47 pm #
qrqr on December 12th, 2011 at 11:48 pm #
Ali Ansari on June 14th, 2012 at 12:47 am #
I was born a Muslim and was raised in the doctrine of Islam till I decided to renounce this horrible religion of destruction and fear a few years back. Islam is an overall cruel and total nonsense religion full of contradictions and dogma, in part distorted from much older religious and spiritual pagan paths. Clearly, Islam is a religion used to control the uneducated and defenseless mass. It is a religion where in their so-called holy writings (this Al Quran piece of toilet paper) one can find nothing but slaughter, massacres of all imaginable kinds, disasters of fenomenal proportion, fear, threats, blood sacrifices, feces and pedofilia among other “things” of similar rank in an almost never-ending number of questions related to basic ethical values. It is a religion where, absolutely, no critical thinking is either employed or tolerated. The so called profet Muhammed (May his name be damned forever), who suffered from a psychophrenia condition (he listen to voices and had allucinations), as described in the Al Quran, was an illiterate pedofile who promoted nothing but dispute, war, excrements and crime. Fuck Islam. Double fuck this Muhammed piece of crap. And fuck you stinking muslim barbarians. May damnation remain with you for eternity you pigs.
al haq on June 20th, 2012 at 10:12 pm #
lakum deen, waliya deen. You enemies of Islam can say whtever you like but you wont change islam. We dont fear you in anyway you may think. Subhanallah! Allahu Akbar!
Bob on June 26th, 2012 at 1:26 am #
PEACE - PEACE - PEACE - PEACE -
Saima on August 12th, 2012 at 3:59 pm #
Tell those who are the enemies of islam are enemies of peace.ask them if their mothers or sisters raped or killed by someone.what punishment would you give that person?will you forgive him? If you forgive him that means you are giving other criminals indication to do the same which would result more and more crimes.if we make these types of killing that WILL reduce the crimes.does not matter if we kill hundred guilty persons like this but at the same time we can save millions of innocent people who can be victim of these cruel people and when laws are weak then justice can never previal and if justice does not previal then peace can never be possible and peace can be achieved only through the implemented of the holy quran laws.let those say whatever about islam but everybody know islam is the best..ALLAH HU AKBAR.
damien on September 3rd, 2012 at 9:02 pm #
A simple fact is that there are many many muslims in the world. They won’t change their religion very fast for another. Among those many many muslims there will also probably be many who think this is unacceptable just as a pure ethical principle, and won’t accept these kind of practices even not for religious reasons. A profound change in religious fanatism can only be created by a large number of actual participants from a specific religion, not by outsiders, since these are per definition wrong. So let’s hope muslims can liberate themselves just like european christians did 50 years ago (maybe just a little bit more thoughtfull than we did). In the meantime let’s all encourage the large “middle class” to achieve their liberation by giving a good example and being nice to them.
yahya Islam on September 9th, 2012 at 5:59 pm #
Islam is the religion of peace and humanity.before you judge anything look deep on it.first of all when I watched beheading videos I never felt okay with it and felt so afraid but that how you suppossed to feel.let’s go deep in this Allah will.firstly beheading is the most fastest way of execution.secondly the criminal never feels pain because of the brain and body separation.thirdly the act of sword execution makes one afraid to commit sins that are obliged to execution that’s an example for others to fear.Allah knows better than all of you.let’s,look to the other options1 jail okay someone will see it as a the right one but how can you sentence someone to a squared room for the rest of his life.It’s stressful for the criminal.I am so suprised with individuals who are sympathy
wasiu bin wahab on December 26th, 2012 at 10:49 am #
If someone comes to your home, kill your father, mother and siblings. Wat shuld b done to such person? I need an answer.
rose on December 30th, 2012 at 5:44 pm #
i’m muslim.i like all rules of Quaran..
Insider on January 19th, 2013 at 5:18 am #
ofc .. specially rule where u can have more than 1 wive in ur life rofl
Insider on January 19th, 2013 at 5:26 am #
I keep asking myself what kind of ‘god/allah’s law is this’. how could u executed someone in the name of ur god/allah, really? and not by human’s law?
Eddie on November 2nd, 2013 at 10:12 am #
Think the british should do the same with a few bad ones in our jails that cost the working class £400 a day to keep they murder kids and the family’s don’t bury there loved ones no I don’t think beheading gays or drug use is right we all deserve a second chance in life but murder kids fly the sick fuckers over and let the guy do his job
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