DAILYKENN.com -- Don't they know it's 2016?
That's shallow argument typically leveled by leftists whose minds of void of rational reasoning.
It this case, however, it may actually apply.
The government in Saudi Arabia is planning to execute the nephew of an outspoken Muslim cleric who opposes the ruling regime.
Ali al-Nimr was 17 when he was arrested in 2011. The Saudi government apparently intended to use the teen's arrest as leverage to silence his uncle, Shia cleric Nimr Baqr al-Nimr.
Al-Nimr's mother claims her son was tortured into making confessions that are leading to his execution. Reports say that Ali due to be beheaded and corpse displayed on the streets any day now
The mother of a protester who will be beheaded and crucified in Saudi Arabia claims the regime is punishing him for being the nephew of an outspoken rebel cleric.
Ali al-Nimr was just 17 when he was arrested in 2012 after protests in 2011, and is one of three minors who will be beheaded, then have their corpses publicly displayed in the streets any day now.
His mother, Umm Bakr, had never even heard of the punishment before her son was sentenced two years ago, and claims police 'tortured him into a confession'.
She told The Times that they tried to use her son, now 21, as 'a card against his uncle,' outspoken Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, who was executed last month.
Ali was arrested after taking part in protests against the Sunni regime's oppression of the Shia minority, a movement led by his firebrand preacher uncle.
Police knocked him off his motorcycle, bundled him into a car and told him he would only be released 'if your uncle stops talking', his mother claims.
Five months later, Sheikh al-Nimr was shot by police and arrested on an array of terrorism charges, including inciting violence, but a number of human rights groups claim there is no evidence for this.
Last month, he was executed, along with 46 other prisoners involved in the 2011 protests, which was the biggest mass execution in Saudi Arabia since 1980.
The executions have sparked severe political tensions between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran, which regards itself as the true guardian of Islam. — dailymail.co.uk
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