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Saudi Arabia: ISIS Light.

Just as bloodthirsty.  But with half the heads.

Saudi Arabia court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith.

Man in his 20s likely to be publicly beheaded after ripping up copy of the Koran and hitting it with a shoe in ultraconservative kingdom Saudi Arabia.

An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday. The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of Islam’s holy book, the Koran, and hitting it with a shoe, the newspaper reported.

Saudi Arabia, the United States’ top Arab ally and birthplace of Islam, follows the strict Wahhabi Sunni Muslim school and gives the clergy control over its justice system.  Executions in Saudi Arabia are usually carried out by public beheading.

Does anyone else get some irony here?  I mean, the so-called religion of peace is somehow immunized from criticism over it’s blood-drunkenness.  But, whoa, watch out.  Man the battle stations (but try to use gender neutral terminology) when a Roman Catholic bishop merely repeats Catholic teaching on – oh, I don’t know – not killing unborn children.