Nov 29

ISIS vs Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and ISIS – A Side by Side Comparison:

Just yesterday, I published an article highlighting the latest deranged idea floated by Saudi Arabia’s monarchs to sue Twitter users comparing the barbaric kingdom to ISIS.

Today, I present to you a power graphic courtesy of Middle East Eye, which demonstrates precisely why the Saudis are so sensitive about the topic. Namely, because the accusations are true.

From Middle East Eye:

The Islamic State (IS) and Saudi Arabia prescribe near-identical punishments for a host of crimes, according to documents circulated by the militant group. 

IS published a list of crimes and their punishments on 16 December 2014 to serve “as an explanation and as a warning” to those living in territory under their control in large parts of Iraq and Syria.

The document lists hadd crimes, which are considered to be “against the rights of God,” and includes fixed punishments for theft, adultery, slander and banditry.

Crimes deemed hadd and their punishments are derived from the Quran and the hadith, the collected teachings and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. However, with the exception of Saudi Arabia, and IS-controlled areas, they are rarely applied.

ISIS vs Saudi Arabia-2

Any questions?

For related articles, see:

Another New Low – Saudi Arabia Threatens to Sue Twitter Users Who Compare it to ISIS

Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet to Death for “Renouncing Islam”

So Who’s Really Sponsoring ISIS? Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Other U.S. “Allies”

Saudi Arabia Bombs Second Yemeni Wedding in a Week – At Least 23 Dead

Saudi Arabia Bombs Second Yemeni Wedding in a Week – At Least 23 Dead

Saudi Arabia Forces the UN to Drop Humanitarian Inquiry Into Yemen Atrocities

Not a Joke – Saudi Arabia Chosen to Head UN Human Rights Panel

Saudi Arabia Prepares to Execute Teenager via “Crucifixion” for Political Dissent

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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