Sometimes Islam absolutely and without fail gets it right. So in those rarified moments, out of intellectual honesty I’m pretty much honor bound to point those same moments out.
The recent execution of one Muhammad al-Maghrabi, formerly of Sana’a, Yemen, is one of those moments.
As it turns out, Maghrabi was convicted of some rather heinous crimes according to anyone’s standard.
Maghrabi elected to perpetrate some of the more gruesome crimes one could commit: The raping of a three-year-old child, then murdering the same toddler.
And with him choosing to victimize a child comes a rather harsh sentence. Namely, death.
Call it just a healthy dose of Arabic panache or just the Islam version of subtlety, but Maghrabi was to be dispatched by a burst of machine gun fire at point blank range. All the while being televised nation-wide.
As reported by Britain’s The Daily Mail;
A 41-year-old man has been executed in Yemen after he was convicted of raping and killing a three-year-old girl.
Muhammad al-Maghrabi was shot to death with an AK-style rifle in the capital of Sanaa on Monday.
Pictures show Maghrabi laying on the floor with his hands bound behind his back before a soldier standing over him opens fire.
The execution was watched by a crowd of thousands who gathered in the city’s main square.
Maghrabi was brought there by prison van before being laid down on a rug where he was fatally shot through the back.
Television cameras broadcast the sentence across the country while viewers filmed it on their phones.
Britain’s The Mirror added;
The execution drew an unusually large number of onlookers – some perched up telegraph poles and many watching from rooftops – because of the young age of the victim.
Security was tight amid fears of a revenge attack on Maghrabi by armed tribesmen related to his victim.
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