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Witch Hunts Alive and Well in The Religion of Peace

In Saudi Arabia, an illiterate woman has been sentenced to death for bewitching a man and making him impotent. In the twenty-first century.

(Pfizer would love to hire this woman. Viagra sales would skyrocket.)

Here is the article:

Pleas for condemned Saudi 'witch'
By Heba Saleh
BBC News

Human Rights Watch has appealed to Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of a woman convicted of witchcraft.

In a letter to King Abdullah, the rights group described the trial and conviction of Fawza Falih as a miscarriage of justice.

The illiterate woman was detained by religious police in 2005 and allegedly beaten and forced to fingerprint a confession that she could not read.

Among her accusers was a man who alleged she made him impotent.

Human Rights Watch said that Ms Falih had exhausted all her chances of appealing against her death sentence and she could only now be saved if King Abdullah intervened.

'Undefined' crime

The US-based group is asking the Saudi ruler to void Ms Falih'…

Tobacco - the Cure for Global Warming

According to Global Warming Hysterics (GWH), the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, caused by human activity, is causing the earth's average surface temperature to rise. In a decade or two, it will be hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalks of Green Bay, Wisconsin in January.

Well, since people are the cause of this catastrophe, then the cure is to get rid of people, right? Just in time, here is a report from the World Health Organization (WHO).



From the report:

Tobacco Could Kill 1 Billion by 2100
By EDITH M. LEDERER

NEW YORK (AP) — Tobacco use killed 100 million people worldwide in the 20th century and could kill 1 billion people in the 21st unless governments act now to dramatically reduce it, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday.

Governments around the world collect more than $200 billion in tobacco taxes every year but spend less than one-fifth of 1 percent of that revenue on tobacco control, it said.

"We hold in our hands the solution to the glo…

Archbishop of Canterbury Mentally Ill

I knew that religious leaders were not exactly paragons of critical thinking, but surely the head of the Church of England should be smarter than this.


From the article:

Dr Rowan Williams told Radio 4's World at One that the UK has to "face up to the fact" that some of its citizens do not relate to the British legal system.

Dr Williams argues that adopting parts of Islamic Sharia law would help maintain social cohesion.

For example, Muslims could choose to have marital disputes or financial matters dealt with in a Sharia court.

He says Muslims should not have to choose between "the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty".