Thursday, April 01, 2010

Simply barbaric

Saudi Arabia has the death penalty. That's barbaric enough, but this week they're really plumbing the depths: they're going to execute a television psychic for "sorcery":

Ali Sabat was the host of a popular Lebanese TV show in which he predicted the future and gave advice.

He was arrested by religious police on sorcery charges while on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in 2008.

His lawyer, May el-Khansa, says she has been told Mr Sabat is due to be executed this week.

It would be ridiculous if someone wasn't about to lose their head over it. But I guess if you're superstitious enough to believe in the invisible sky-fairy, you're superstitious enough to believe that woo-woo psychic powers are real.