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Saudi woman executed for 'witchcraft and sorcery'

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Saudi woman executed for 'witchcraft and sorcery'

Postby gozomark » Mon 12 Dec 2011 20:36 GMT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16150381

"A Saudi woman has been executed for practising "witchcraft and sorcery", the country's interior ministry says"

Have we just jumped back 500 years in history ???
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Postby Trev » Mon 12 Dec 2011 21:28 GMT

From my experience I thought Saudi had never progressed past that point in history.

Mind you it is the best part of 30 years since I was there.
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Postby gozomark » Mon 12 Dec 2011 21:38 GMT

"The London-based newspaper, al-Hayat, quoted a member of the religious police as saying that she was in her 60s and had tricked people into giving her money, claiming that she could cure their illnesses. "

If she is a witch, she is no different to a priest who suggests prayer to cure illnesses.
If she isn't a witch than she is a fraud, but shouldn't be charged for practising "witchcraft and sorcery", but with deception

either way...
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