Is this the most awesome lede EVER, BUT EVAH EVAH???
From "our friends the Saudis"!
It's absolutely stunning how the decrepit New York Times has made a fluffy, sharia-sentimental sob story out of these barbarians.
"After centuries of public beheadings, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is considering firing squads as an alternative means of execution."
Alternate headline for this story:
"Skilled labour shortage hits Saudi Arabian sharia beheading industry: executioners hardest hit."
- There is a scarcity of qualified labour!
- The few officially authorized swordsmen were so busy traveling between different regions to conduct executions that they sometimes arrived late!