May 18, 2015 5:00 pm -


Saudi Arabia is having so many beheadings it needs more executioners.

No special qualifications are needed for the jobs whose main role is “executing a judgment of death” but also involve performing amputations on those convicted of lesser offences, the advert, posted on the civil service jobs portal, said.

The Islamic kingdom is in the top five countries in the world for putting people to death, rights groups say. It ranked third in 2014, after China and Iran, and ahead of Iraq and the United States, according to Amnesty International figures.

A man beheaded on Sunday was the 85th person this year whose execution was recorded by the official Saudi Press Agency, compared to 88 in the whole of 2014, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Amnesty said there were at least 90 executions last year.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Saudi Arabia Has Openings For Executioners

  1. ValianThor May 18th, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Their nation has a need. And how can they fill this need?

    Look to our own strip-mall colleges which specialize in gunsmithing, or diesel and small-engine repair; the Saudis need occupational learning centers that could concentrate on……..well…….

  2. causeican May 18th, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    We wouldn’t want ay of the Saudi royal family to dirty their hands

  3. whatthe46 May 18th, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    “…and ahead of Iraq and the United States, according to Amnesty International figures.” that’s pretty damned sad that we’re even on the list. and the repukes call them barbaric. just because we don’t behead anyone doesn’t make it any better. our numbers would be just as high if some people had their way, all those sitting on death row would be dead already, even if they were innocent.

  4. robert May 18th, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    85 executions compared to 88 last year

    the saudi’s are ahead of schedule

  5. frambley1 May 19th, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Why don’t they just set up a system of self mutilation/beheadings? That would make things move along alot quicker.

    • rg9rts May 19th, 2015 at 6:35 am

      Texas is exploring just such an option

  6. bpollen May 19th, 2015 at 3:57 am

    We need better friends…

  7. fahvel May 19th, 2015 at 5:06 am

    how much does the job pay???? Benefits?

  8. rg9rts May 19th, 2015 at 6:34 am

    There is a waiting list in Texas for the position