Besides this guy....
In Saudi Arabia, a prominent Lebanese television celebrity, who specializes in "love lines" and other crappy advice, is being given the axe (quite literally) for...of all things...fucking sorcery...Per CNN
In a statement released Thursday, the international rights group condemned the verdict and demanded the immediate release of Ali Hussain Sibat, former host of a popular call-in show that aired on Sheherazade, a Beirut based satellite TV channel.
According to his lawyer, Sibat, who is 48 and has five children, would predict the future on his show and give out advice to his audience.
The attorney, May El Khansa, who is in Lebanon, tells CNN her client was arrested by Saudi Arabia's religious police (known as the Mutawa'een) and charged with sorcery while visiting the country in May 2008. Sibat was in Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic religious pilgrimage known as Umra.
Leave Fridays open for beheadings....
All of this obviously brings up some very obvious questions:
- Why, in fuck's sake, do we still consider this morally bankrupt kleptocracy an "ally"
- Why, in the 21st Century, are we hairless apes still mutilating and murdering people over phantom boogeymen?
- Why, if this guy was truly a diviner of the fates, didn't he see this coming? Doesn't that sort of abnegate the entire concept of a seer?
But, really, to answer one, is to answer all...Saudis, bad fucking people.