Mar 102013

…but guns and bullets are easily available and, really, swords are inefficient, old technology.

Ed. Note: Saudi Arabia is a remarkably lenient country. Here at NC we call out the headsman for comma splices, ambiguous antecedents, dangling modifiers, the abuse of parataxis and, of course, good old copula spiders. In fact, there is an old NC joke — ah, well, perhaps another time, not for the squeamish.

A joint Saudi committee composed of representatives of the ministries of interior, justice and health is mulling the replacement of beheading with firing squads for capital sentences due to shortages in government swordsmen, Saudi daily Al-Youm reported on Sunday.

via Saudi Arabia may stop beheading due to swordsmen shortages – Region – World – Ahram Online.

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