What About These Beheadings?
Last month the Western world was in shock when it leaned of the beheadings of carried out by Islamists in both Paris and Nice, France. While those tragic events got worldwide attention in the mainstream and social media outlets, there was hardly any coverage provided for those 50-plus people who were beheaded by militant Islamists in the gas-rich Cabo Delgado province in north Mozambique last Monday.
According to reports, the Muslim terrorists, who are allegedly linked to the ISIS, carried outed a series of attacks on villages in the country in recent days. At least one village saw a football pitch turned into an “execution ground,” where the attackers decapitated and chopped bodies.
Bernardino Rafael, commander-general of Mozambique’s police, said during a briefing Monday that attackers abducted women and children and burned down homes.
Yet what hardly, if ever, gets any media coverage are the public beheadings carried out in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
At present, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which uses decapitation within its Islamic legal system. The majority of executions carried out by the Wahhabi government in Riyadh are public beheadings, which usually cause mass gatherings but are not allowed to be photographed or filmed.
In May, however a public beheading was caught on film by a tourist in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah.
Click below to view. WARNING! Scenes are graphic.
America’s pretentious ally Saudi Arabia is known for its draconian sharia laws under which people are publicly beheaded — executions are carried out in public squares to terrorize women and children from violating sharia norms. The Saudis beheadings carried out by ISIS militants, the Saudis justify their barbarism from the Quran and Islamic history.
Beheading Prescribed in the Quran
- “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.” — Sura 8, 12
- So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah – never will He waste their deeds. — Sura 47, 3
Historical Beheadings in Islam
- The followers of the Prophet Muhammed executed the men of the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza for an alleged treaty violation, with several hundred killed in 627.
- After the Battle of Hattin (1187), Saladin — founder of the Ayyubid dynasty and the first ruler to be called the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques — personally beheaded Raynald of Châtillon, a Christian knight who served in the Second Crusade.
- Just thereafter the Ottoman Turks invaded and laid siege to the city of Otranto, Italy, in 1480, more than 800 of its Christian inhabitants who refused to convert to Islam were beheaded. They are known as the “Martyrs of Otranto.”
In 2019, Saudi Arabia carried out highest number of executions for six years with 184 people put to death —Riyadh does not release official statistics on the number of executions it carries out; the death toll is monitored by human rights organizations — including a boy of sixteen years of age for texting about an anti-government demonstration. While Saudi Arabia was not voted into the UN Human Rights Council, it still has a seat in the UN Women’s Rights Commission.
In a November 2018 CIA investigation concluded that crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the kingdom’s de facto ruler, ordered the killing and dismemberment of the Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey — President Donald Trump bragged that he protected MBS from any potential sanctions by the U.S. Congress after the assassination: “I saved his ass. I was able to get Congress to leave him alone. I was able to get them to stop.”
Saudi Arabia has thus far been able to get away with bloody murder, including its ongoing genocidal war war in Yemen because of its pandering support from the U.S. government because of oil , though that may change rather quickly in the near future.
Mario Alexis Portella is a priest of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy. He has a doctorate in canon law and civil law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome; he also holds a M. A. in Medieval History from Fordham University, as well as a B.A. in Government & Politics from St. John’s University. He is also author of Islam: Religion of Peace? – The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up.