by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
In this graphic video taken in Saudi Arabia near the city of Mecca, a woman is punished for having committed what her husband alleges is the murder of his 7-year-old daughter. She denied the crime.
The convicted woman, identified as foreigner Lalia bint Abdul Muttablib Basim of Myanmar, was dragged down the street by four police officers as she pleads for her life. She is then beheaded in the middle of a crosswalk.
“I did not commit the murder! I did not commit the murder,” Walid Shoebat translates the woman cried. “I will not forgive you! This is injustice,” she repeats before an Islamic executioner carries out her death sentence.
It is not known whether or not she was afforded the “due process” to which we in the West are accustomed during her defense. But I wouldn’t bet on it: the Saudi justice system is typically discriminatory against female defendants.
That is because, in the Koran, the Muslim “holy” book, the testimony of a woman is worth only 1/5th that of a man. And so Sharia Law is the basis for “justice,” even in so-called “moderate” Muslim states like Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally and one of the worst nations in the world for women’s rights.
Even more disturbing, large majorities of Muslims worldwide accept “honor killings” of women for sexual offenses, as well as the death penalty for those that leave the religion of Islam (“apostasy”).
Saudi Arabia is far from an outlier when it comes to how brutally justice is carried out for those who are believed to have committed sins against Islam or capital crimes like murder.