Video: Mecca’s executioner

posted at 12:39 pm on December 1, 2006 by Allahpundit

Via MEMRI, the sword of Allah gets his close-up. Quote:

Q: When you behead more than three or four people at once, does it affect you? My second question is: Do you need a break between executions? Does it affect you or not?

Abdallah Al-Bishi: Allah be praised, there is nothing to it. Three, four, five, or six — there is nothing to it. It’s entirely normal. An execution is an execution, and as long as the person stands straight… As long as the person stands straight, it makes our job much easier.

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Thanks for that tidbit, Al-Bitchy. I’ll remember to always stand crooked.

Editor on December 1, 2006 at 12:43 PM

As Alfred E. Newman might say: blech

urbancenturion on December 1, 2006 at 12:47 PM

I wish to thank you for allowing us to know what exactly is in store for us in the US when sharia law takes affect. I will have to remember to take my “drugs” before amputation and certainly to stand straight. Such interesting bytes to ponder. I wonder what the non US citizens will make of this. Probably make them go home when confronted with these “people?”.

sharinlite on December 1, 2006 at 1:05 PM

Wonder what those death penalty activists would say about this

Defector01 on December 1, 2006 at 1:05 PM

M-14. Ammo clip. This guy.

Some assembly required.

Good Lt on December 1, 2006 at 1:07 PM

This is what happens when you allow the Religion of Submission to gain political power.

If the ‘splodydopes get a majority, I would suggest voting from the rooftops.

Kristopher on December 1, 2006 at 1:12 PM

I wonder if he has ever said…

HASSAN CHOP!

Thank you looney toons…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 1, 2006 at 1:17 PM

I don’t have as much problem with the executioner as I do with the excitement and glee with which the interviewers gloat over the deaths of others and their obvious adoration for his ability to kill without remorse. Executioners must have some sort of internal defense mechanism to allow them to do what they do. This man has some denial about whether he contributes or causes the suffering of his “missions”, and I don’t begrudge him that (as an official state executioner). He does not offend me.

What disgusts me is the fawning and obsequiousness of his interviewers. They love Death, and they are more than willing to celebrate it no matter what. It is a holiday for them. And they laugh and preen about it throughout the interview.

The Religion of Peace is governed by a God who is neither benevolent nor loving, and certainly is not forgiving. And he leaves beautiful people in his wake who enjoy poking animals with a sharp stick to see their pain, their eyes glistening in fascination with the suffering of others, never having quite grown up enough to treat Death with respect nor reverence nor revulsion.

Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer would recognize the place like it was home.

Subsunk

Subsunk on December 1, 2006 at 1:17 PM

oh yes let’s DO negotiate with these people for peace.

CrimsonFisted on December 1, 2006 at 1:17 PM

Glenn Beck showed this clip on his show last night. Did you stick around to see the part where in a lot of cases women were easier to execute then men because they stood more still.
/sick damn culture

LakeRuins on December 1, 2006 at 1:24 PM

I wonder if CNN and NBC are in a bidding war for I Dream Of Jeannie there. What a hottie!

RushBaby on December 1, 2006 at 1:33 PM

This literally made my skin crawl. What do you want to bet it will never show up in any Multicultural Awareness class?

dostrick on December 1, 2006 at 1:40 PM

Its like watching something from a science fiction movie.

EnochCain on December 1, 2006 at 1:42 PM

How do you stand straight when your head is being sawed off?

EF on December 1, 2006 at 1:45 PM

I also love the whole “take your child to work day” thing.

EnochCain on December 1, 2006 at 1:46 PM

The Religion of Peace.

mountainmanbob on December 1, 2006 at 1:46 PM

What lovely, nice civilized, normal people. Even stranger than that nice fellow who swings the sword were the geek in white get-up and how about that sweet, charming sick bitch asking all of the questions I’m sure you were just dying to ask! Just remember folks this is all normal!

NEMETI IN SYRACUSE on December 1, 2006 at 1:47 PM

I don’t have as much problem with the executioner as I do with the excitement and glee with which the interviewers gloat over the deaths of others and their obvious adoration for his ability to kill without remorse. Executioners must have some sort of internal defense mechanism to allow them to do what they do. This man has some denial about whether he contributes or causes the suffering of his “missions”, and I don’t begrudge him that (as an official state executioner). He does not offend me.

I agree. I do not see him, in and of himself, as any worse than our own executioners.

It’s why he’s executing people and how the interviewers reacted that bother me.

The man seems honorable. He doesn’t take delight in his job and even spoke of how if he isn’t firm then the person being executed would suffer and spoke of that as something he wants to avoid.

Were the law different, I imagine he too would be different.

Wonder what those death penalty activists would say about this

Defector01 on December 1, 2006 at 1:05 PM

You mean those of us who support the death penalty? I ask because I don’t consider us activists seeing as it needs no activists.

But if that’s what you mean, then you have my opinion, and I support the death penalty.

I’m not in favor of beheadings, but I do believe that sometimes taking a person’s life is the only suitable punishment.

Esthier on December 1, 2006 at 1:49 PM

Its not so much the executions that bother me rather than what these people are being executed for and as mentioned above the delight the people in that country seem to take in it.

EnochCain on December 1, 2006 at 1:52 PM

I wonder if CNN and NBC are in a bidding war for I Dream Of Jeannie there. What a hottie!

RushBaby on December 1, 2006 at 1:33 PM

I regret my tasteless sarcasm. I was experiencing an adrenaline/cortisol drench and was temporarily *not myself*.

RushBaby on December 1, 2006 at 1:53 PM

I don’t have as much problem with the executioner as I do with the excitement and glee with which the interviewers gloat over the deaths of others and their obvious adoration for his ability to kill without remorse.

I dare say the female interviewer seemed to be getting awfully aroused by the conversation.

maintenanceman on December 1, 2006 at 1:58 PM

Its not so much the executions that bother me rather than what these people are being executed for and as mentioned above the delight the people in that country seem to take in it.

I’ll admit I take delight in many of the executions here. It’s the result of years of being forced to hear how psychokillers are innocent and worthy of Nobel Peace prizes.

EF on December 1, 2006 at 2:00 PM

As of now I do not support execution (mark this for my run for President) – if for no other reason than to NOT BE LIKE THEM.

Thanks to liberals, prison is worse than death anyway. Now that I think about it, I bet Saudi prisons are worse than that!

What was missing from all of the above is the nature of the crimes. The report suggest that the sentences were justified. What did the women do for example? Did they cheat on their husbands? Perhaps they were victims of rape.

What a mess.

Agrippa2k on December 1, 2006 at 2:01 PM

Wow. The executioner interview wasn’t so shocking. I was stunned by the fact that it was a basic puff piece, and that journos are just as retarded “over there”. Tell me, what difference was there between this piece, and Meredith Viera’s fawning over Bill Clitton?

“What do you feel when you are about to chop someone’s head off?”

The whole thing rates a 96 on the Unintentional Comedy scale.

Kid from Brooklyn on December 1, 2006 at 2:05 PM

Although the subject matter was unique, there was something eerily familiar about the show. It may be the Larry King interview techniques… or maybe the way the co-hosts’ reaction is so incongruous: smiling broadly while asking if he eats a special breakfast before he goes to work to butcher people and whether the rumors of his sword breaking after doing several beheadings in a row. Played without the English sub-titles, it reminds me of “The View”! If Rosie put a red checkered table cloth with a rope tiara she’d look just like the one interviewer. She already has the moustache.

NightmareOnKStreet on December 1, 2006 at 2:08 PM

Though he does seem like he has moved ahead in the business…ahead…get it…sorry…

EnochCain on December 1, 2006 at 2:14 PM

I agree with several others here today, and became more disgusted with the interviewers than with the executioner. You would think it was Larry King interviewing Jerry Seinfeld, inquiring about all the little anecdotes associated with performing in stand-up clubs. To these people, death and beheadings are like brushing your teeth in the morning. It’s all part of their simple, god-fearing life.

INTERVIEWERS:

“Hey, Mr. Executioner guy, tell us that funny story about the time you broke your sword during a beheading.”

“What do you eat for breakfast?” (Unlucky Charms)

EXECUTIONER: (When asked about his first execution)

“Every person is a bit worried when he starts a new job.”

Yeh, I don’t know what’s more intimidating, chopping off your friend’s head or settling in to that assistant hamburger pattie flipper position at Mickey-D’s.

sarc follows ….

“Don’t miss our next story after the break ….. We’ll interview a woman working as an IED manufacturer in Fallujah who’s got a few new tricks up her burka.”

“I can’t wait Ahmmed, that should be a real blast.”

“Praise Allah”

fogw on December 1, 2006 at 2:14 PM

“Do you take breaks between executions?”

I’m wondering if they have an Executioners Union? Break time is over, get back to work chopping off heads.

MikeyB on December 1, 2006 at 2:25 PM

I agree that the part that creeped me out was the journalist’s (and I use that term loosely here) pleasure at the topic of chopping off heads, arms, and legs.

They never mentioned any reason for the beheadings, but, he did discuss cutting off the hand of a thief (they use a local anasthetic for these guys) and also cutting of an arm and the opposite leg as the Quran says to (it wasn’t clear if this was also for thieves or if this was a different punishment).

I am still for the death penalty because I believe that for certain crimes (such as multiple muders, murder where torture is involved, etc) society has the right to defend itself by removing those people permanently.

As for the beheadings vs. lethal injection…well, lethal injection is definitely cleaner. If however, it was proven that a person feels less pain getting their head chopped off with no anasthetic than they do with the chemical coctail involved in lethal injeciton, I could be convinced to support a change of execution styles. Somehow though, I highly doubt that it’s less painful, so that most likely won’t be an issue.

JadeNYU on December 1, 2006 at 2:36 PM

What was missing from all of the above is the nature of the crimes. The report suggest that the sentences were justified.

Years ago, my husband was in Saudi for a six weeks on business. The first night he arrived at his hotel in Jedda he called to let me know that he got there safely. But instead of conveying the usual discomforts every traveler encounters (lost luggage, etc) he began telling me about coming through a large crowd in the public square outside his hotel room. At first he thought they must have been gathering for some type of sporting event (little league?) He waited a few minutes but was too tired so he went to his room. Once there, he called me and turned on the tv. He was surprised to see that same crowd/event was televised. I listened in horror as he explained that it was a double execution. More specifically: the public beheadings of two young thieves who had robbed a local merchant. Normally (if that word can be used here) they would have had one or both hands cut off for this offense, but it was because they had beaten the merchant during the robbery that their sentence was death. As he explained this to me there was a knock at his door. It was the hospitality manager with the rest of his luggage. He saw what was on my husband’s tv, smiled and said, “Welcome to the kingdom!” And that was just the beginning of the longest six weeks in both our lives…

NightmareOnKStreet on December 1, 2006 at 2:38 PM

Thanks to liberals, prison is worse than death anyway.

Nah. Otherwise all those guys on death row wouldn’t be doing everything they could to avoid riding the lightning. How many times have you heard some felon say, “nah, no appeals, prison is worse than death!”? That’s right, never.

Lehuster on December 1, 2006 at 2:50 PM

meh. I bet their crime rate is damn low.

SilverStar830 on December 1, 2006 at 2:51 PM

Where are the commenters who defend multi-culti, one-world government and culture and PC?

Where are the ACLU, NOW, the greens, the “against death penalty crowd”, the relidious leaders, the NYT and all the other human rights progressive defenders?

What is the Pope saying about this in Turkey?

Entelechy on December 1, 2006 at 2:54 PM

That was actually one of the most fascinating interviews with a sociopath I’ve ever seen. Usually, the ones you see interviewed over here are imprisoned and have ulterior motives for talking, in addition to having other wierd and disturbing psychological issues (as with serial killers). So you really don’t get a clear view of a human who simply lacks empathy. And the ones who don’t have compulsive disorders usually mask their condition so well that it’s extremely hard to tell what they really are. But here’s a “common” sociopath who’s actually found a socially acceptable career that plays directly and openly to his disorder, so he can speak about it openly and honestly. Disturbing, but really unique.

Blacklake on December 1, 2006 at 3:02 PM

At least he is not the guy in charge of putting panties on people’s heads. Now that would be bad.

Babs on December 1, 2006 at 3:05 PM

At least he is not the guy in charge of putting panties on people’s heads. Now that would be bad.

Babs on December 1, 2006 at 3:05 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Bill C on December 1, 2006 at 3:14 PM

…as a kid, he wanted to see the perp’s digestive system at the execution, because he had an exam in school that week and wanted to bone up. Then, he got stiffed.

How precious. How precocious.

This guy appears to be somebody who enjoys his job. Executions are his business, and it would appear that business is good. He comes to their interview “fresh” from work. Doesn’t let the…er…sand grow under his feet….

“Your first execution, how did it make you feel?” “Every person is a bit worried when he starts a new job….”

…openning night jitters…I’m sure we can all related to that….

“Abdallah, what was your most difficult beheading? Have you ever beheaded someone you knew?” “Yes, I have beheaded many people who were my friends, but whoever commits an offense brings it on himself.”

…now, this guy seems to have a good head on *HIS* shoulders, at least.

“If I felt compassion for the person I was executing, he would suffer. If the heart is compassionate, the hand fails.”

I like this guy. He’d be interesting to talk to over a few beers…er…few cups of rancid camel’s milk or whatever….

Puritan1648 on December 1, 2006 at 3:16 PM

They told stories that at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

That was a lie. But this executioner is the reality of sharia law. Where is John F’ing Kerry’s outrage?????

Andy in Agoura Hills on December 1, 2006 at 4:01 PM

Come on guys… Our prisons are full of rapists and murderers who I would not mind seeing visited by this guy. The problem is that he might have be beheading folks who forgot to say “Praise be unto him” or some such wacky Islamic nicety…

RalphyBoy on December 1, 2006 at 4:18 PM

M-14. Ammo clip. This guy.

Some assembly required.

Or Remington 870. Nine pellet 00 buck. This guy. Assembly required.

PRCalDude on December 1, 2006 at 4:52 PM

I hope this guy doesn’t bring his work home with him!

Tony737 on December 1, 2006 at 4:55 PM

It is nice to see that the art of passing on a craft from father to son is still being practiced.
Someone wrote “unintional comedy”, if it wasn’t so sad and true it looked like a Saturday Night Live sketch.
My god these guys are animals.
Cutting off a hand for thievery, we would have a lot of one armed politicals.

right2bright on December 1, 2006 at 5:56 PM

My god these guys are animals.
Cutting off a hand for thievery, we would have a lot of one armed politicals.

Quite a true observation. Could make for some interesting state of the union addresses/democratic rebuttals. A bunch of congressmen/women with one hand and/or one leg, hahaha.

PRCalDude on December 1, 2006 at 6:16 PM

Imagine his boy on “Father/Son Career Day” at his madrassa.

Tony737 on December 1, 2006 at 6:40 PM

Welcome to 700AD.

Zorro on December 1, 2006 at 6:43 PM

A bunch of congressmen/women with one hand and/or one leg, hahaha.

PRCalDude on December 1, 2006 at 6:16 PM

It was Eisenhower that asked for a one armed finacial advisor, when asked what he meant Ike said he was tired of the statement “on the other hand”.
Gives a whole new meaning to “which way are they leaning”.

right2bright on December 1, 2006 at 6:45 PM

Welcome to “moderate” Islam folks.

The next time I hear some “defend Mecca” uninformed conservatives tell us how there are moderates out there, I’ll have to show them this film. Let’s be blunt and explain this is the kind of brutality that Muhammad taught in the Koran. The same terrorist hand book Keith Ellison is going to take the oath on.

Spit.

Timber Wolf on December 1, 2006 at 7:36 PM

I wonder how many women he’s executed for being immodest enough to not cover their heads, or disagree with their husband or to actually drive a car. I wonder just how many homosexuals he’s executed (will Islam allow gay marriage?) Just how many athiests and agnostics has he put to death? Does this guy support the border fence that Saudia Arabia is building and if not will he cut his own head off. Just why do liberals support Islam when obviously when it overtakes our nation it will make a deep cut in the number of their staunch voters. (I know why Murtha supports it, he’s picturing Pelosi with her head on the block already)

Buzzy on December 1, 2006 at 10:11 PM

Whatever your thoughts on this interview, do NOT confuse these executions with the ritualistic sawing off of heads that has been publicized previously. The latter is very indicative of psycho-sexual compulsion to torture. These Saudi beheadings are a (resonably) humane way of carrying out death penalties.
The interviewers fascination with the excutioner is in no way findamentally different from the fascination that Americans had with public hangings and would have with lethal injections were they carried out in public.
The whole video was macabre but does N-O-T illustrate what we are fighting. Even hanging, drawing, and quartering was mild compared to what our enemies have in mind.

Oilpatcher on December 1, 2006 at 10:18 PM

Different strokes for different folks. I hear you can drop a wallet on a Saudi street come back a day later and it will still be there. This dude is more like the grim reaper! I wonder if they have an insanity defense?

sonnyspats1 on December 1, 2006 at 11:15 PM

The whole video was macabre but does N-O-T illustrate what we are fighting.

I’m sure it’s true that this guy isn’t a Jihadi like Zarqawi and his ilk. And I don’t confuse a sociopath with a job and a sociopath at war. But the video does indeed illustrate what we’re fighting; not on the battlefield, but in the deepest, most important, and least appreciated sense. He illustrates the threat of life under Sharia.

Blacklake on December 1, 2006 at 11:33 PM

Its like watching something from a science fiction movie.

EnochCain on December 1, 2006 at 1:42 PM

I thought it was just a few steps removed from a Monty Python sketch.

But seriously, no breaks between executions? He needs a union.

Coyote D. on December 1, 2006 at 11:41 PM

It’s like they consider it an art form.

bloggless on December 2, 2006 at 9:43 AM

A local anesthetic for chopping off a hand????? Yeah, right. They say one out of every 25 five people is a sociopath. I think that might be higher in certain regions.

bloggless on December 2, 2006 at 9:50 AM

Put me into the group that doesn’t think this particular guy is all that loathsome. The system of which is he but one small part, and that probably mandates beheadings for what we would consider somewhat minor offenses is seriously warped, but once they get to him it’s not like he can change anything. He’s just trying to do his job right and as humanely as the system allows. The fact that he passed out as a kid when he saw his first execution makes me think he isn’t a complete sociopath. A grim reaper, as someone else has said, is the better analogy for him than a Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy.

As others have remarked, the fascinating thing about this whole piece is the alternate universe quality to it. They have the same 21st Century talk show format, the satellite hookups and attendant technology, the same sort of blithe talking head commentators – but the subject matter is the circa 7th century practice of beheadings with a sword that is an institutional part of their society. It’s like the Star Trek when Spock had a beard. So much looks superficially the same, but there are these incredibly sinister differences to it.

Dudley Smith on December 2, 2006 at 10:08 AM

I wish to thank you for allowing us to know what exactly is in store for us in the US when sharia law takes affect.

My thoughts exactly, sharinlite!

Joe on December 2, 2006 at 12:52 PM

Well said, Dudley.

gary on December 3, 2006 at 7:59 AM

ISLAM: It’s a blast!
ISLAM: A cut above!
ISLAM: Religion of Pieces!

Ask your druggist if he stocks ISLAM and if ISLAM is right for you.

Side effects may include abnormal facial hair growth, infrequent bathing, sodomy, sex organ amputation, involuntary screaming “INFIDEL” at every idle moment, poor oral hygiene, inappropriate affection for donkeys, an attraction to undead virgins, C-4-induced limb displacement, and activities ultimately leading to incineration by aerial bombardment.

Black Adam on December 4, 2006 at 12:13 AM