We have previously discussed Saudi Arabia’s infamous “Chop Chop” square where the country’s medieval Sharia law is carried out for everything from apostasy to drug dealing to murder. The Kingdom has had a bumper crop of executions this year with as many beheadings already this year (85) than the entire 2014 period (87). The work appears to be exhausting their executioners so the Kingdom is hiring eight new executioners. While the Saudis insist that this is a humane form of execution approved by the Koran, the fine print on the advertisement is notable: no experience is needed for those who want to cut the heads off people in Chop Chop square or handle amputations under Sharia law.
Not only is the civil service ministry accepting applications without any minimal qualifications, applicants will be exempted from the usual entrance exams. The advertisement emphasized that applicants will be required to perform amputations like cutting off one or both hands of people guilty of theft.
We showed a recent videotape of a Burmese woman protesting her innocence before being beheaded by a swordsman on a public street in the Muslim holy city of Mecca. The executioner forces her to kneel in a pedestrian crossing and cuts her head off in compliance with Sharia and Islamic principles.
Not surprisingly, the executioner job is posted as part of the “religious jobs” section.