As one of the top five countries in the world for lopping off heads, Saudi Arabia is advertising for 8 new positions: executioners. No experience necessary.
Posted on the Saudi Civil Service Jobs website, the Islamic kingdom's recruiting the "extra staff" to carry out an increasing number of death sentences, usually done by public beheading.
The official job description? "Executing a judgment of death" and/or "performing amputations on those convicted of lesser offenses."
But don't expect to get rich quick. These jobs are classified as "religious functionaries" and according to the website, that puts them at the lower end of the pay scale.
Saudi Arabia executes more criminals than any other nation
on the planet except China and Iran.
Chopping block offenses include:
- religious apostasy
- drug trafficking
- armed robbery
According to Amnesty International, 90 executions were performed in all of 2014. In the first five months of 2015 that number surged to 85.
How is it Saudi Arabia, a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council (and close U.S. ally) is not called out on human rights violations, but Israel is?
A wise man once said: "Well, this is an unfortunate part of the U.N. institution. It's the theater of the absurd. It doesn't only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon now presides over the U.N. Security Council. This means that a terror organization presides over the body entrusted with guaranteeing the world's security. You couldn't make this stuff up."--Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister
"Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and formed the spirit within humans. I will make Jerusalem and Judah like an intoxicating drink to all the nearby nations that send their armies to besiege Jerusalem. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone, a burden for the world. None of the nations who try to lift it will escape unscathed." --Zechariah 12:2-3News:
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