Some breathtaking logic over on today's Mail Online. It must be hard being a Mail bigot because life throws up dilemmas. Who to hate more? Muslims or paedophiles? There is that famous joke about how to confuse a Mail reader - you tell them that Muslims eat paedophiles. Ho ho. Life imitates art though today.
Saudi paedophile to be beheaded and crucified screams the headline.
- A man in Saudi Arabia is to be beheaded and crucified after he raped five children and left one of them, a three-year-old boy, to die in the desert.
Send in the clowns:
Fitting punishment, however, he should be crucified first, in the middle of the desert, where he left that poor child to die. Evil monster.
If only our justice served the same punishment, this country would be a much safer place.
- Hayley, UK, 4/11/2009 11:05
Superb! He won't do it again!
- Gareth, Harrogate, 4/11/2009 11:00
Surely beheading first is a little too quick. Would not crucifixion first, in the scorching desert sun obviously, be a better option?
- Jack Sprat, Bristol England, 4/11/2009
May I ask the people that suggest this punishment is OTT, what would YOU want the punishment to be?
If, God forbid, it was one of your children this man attacked.
Popping him in a soft touch prison, giving him community service etc? Letting him out to re-offend, which let's face it, he would do.
Harsh in the extreme though this is, he won't be doing it again will he?
- H, UK, 4/11/2009 10:59
"That's the way to do it" AND to the gentleman from Derby, the UK used to have severe penalties for ALL crimes. BUT with the arrival of "pinkies" and "Slap the other cheek brigade" the criminal is a sad case and needs to be saved! Mr Derby person, talk to the regular man in the street, not the staged ones, you will find that many, many milliona of indigenous folk want the death penalty resume, TODAY and that life in prison means 50 years plus, NOT 12 years.
You better believe it.
- David on the beach., West Bay Dorset.
(David even manages a BNP dog whistle about indigenous folk whilst not quite appreciating the irony of BNP poplicy on Islam.)
Leave Me with This or any Child killer, with a pair or pliers & a blowtorch, it might take some time !
- Mike Allan, Chatham Kent England,
Not enough of a punishment in my opinion. That poor, poor toddler to endure such a drawn out painful death.
Still, it's more justice than the kids in Labour Britain get.
- fay, Surrey, UK, 3/11/2009 20:10
(Extra marks for dig at Labour there, fay)
Plenty good enough - how long before it will it be on Youtube ?
Paedophiles are vermin that have no place in society. Their condition is untreatable, and they are always likely to reoffend.
Why waste so much time trying to help them ? Resources would be better spent on helping the victims of crime and building more prisons.
Our liberal, do-gooder establishment are completely out of touch with reality. The Human Rights brigade worry too much about the rights & feelings of criminals. Face facts, serious crimes, such as those against defenceless children should carry the ultimate penalty.
Problem we have nowadays is that too many people in a position of responsibility are prepared to look the other way or make excuses for people. Whatever happened to individual's being accountable for their own actions ?
Tough on crime, Mr Blair ? Rubbish.
- G, Kings Lynn, England, 3/11/2009 20:37
(This sicko wants to watch it and probably has Saddam's execution as a screensaver)
A good punishment for a sick peado. Why can''t we hand out this very appropriate sentence to UK offenders? Put it this way, he won't re-offend, or cost the taxpayer anything in the future.
- MARTIN CANE, CLITHEROE, 4/11/2009 8:47
Of course a few dissenters get through but are quickly attacked as do gooders and liberal.
* Pity we can't have a few in our courts...."
Sounds like the Mail's readership is just about ready for Sharia law in the UK....wonders never cease.
Seriously - this man committed some awful awful crimes; but whether or not the death penalty is justified (a separate debate...), it is beyond belief that any jurisdiction in the 21st Century still uses such medieval methods.
I doubt any Westerners who witnessed a Saudi public execution would still consider this acceptable.
- Oliver, London, 4/11/2009 9:17
The comments are hardly surprising given the recent ones applauding the death of an immigrant in the Channel Tunnel. If he turns out to have been a sex offender then the Mailite dilemma would have been lifted.
I note that the Independent also covered this topic and even referenced the confuse a Mail Reader joke. What is more interesting is that Channel 4 will showcase a drama 'The Execution of Gary Glitter' set in a Britain which has the death penalty. Perhaps another dilemma: evil, porn-filled C4 or stringing up a Paedo?