Civilized nation won’t behead TV host … today

Following up on the nightmarish story of Ali Hussain Sibat, a Lebanese TV host sentenced to die in Saudi Arabia for sorcery, there’s good news and bad news:

The good news is that he won’t have his head cut off.

The bad news is that that’s only for today.

Condemned ‘sorcerer’ won’t die Friday, lawyer says

A Lebanese man condemned to death for sorcery by a court in Saudi Arabia won’t face beheading Friday, his lawyer said Thursday.

May El Khansa told CNN she received assurances from Lebanon’s justice minister that Ali Hussain Sibat will not be executed Friday. But there was no indication that Sibat’s death sentence would be commuted or that he would be released, she said.

Mr Sibat has a wife and five children. Here’s a picture of him with two of them:

Come on, Saudi Arabia, pull your head out of your 7th-century behind. Fine the man, if you have to do something to honor your barbaric law code, but let him go back to his family.

Here’s a hint: There is no such thing as magic, sorcery, or witchcraft.

NOTE: Yesterday I identified Mr. Sibat by his lawyer’s name, May El-Khansa. My apologies for the mistake.

(via The Jawa Report)

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