Human Rights Watch has appealed to Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of a woman convicted of witchcraft.
In a letter to King Abdullah, the rights group described the trial and conviction of Fawza Falih as a miscarriage of justice.
The illiterate woman was detained by religious police in 2005 and allegedly beaten and forced to fingerprint a confession that she could not read.
Among her accusers was a man who alleged she made him impotent[emphasis mine].
A culture that demonizes female sexuality is a culture where men are overwhelmed with castration anxiety and completely inadequate performing as males of the species. If a woman even looks at them the wrong way, they are in danger of losing control over their sexual identity. Is it any wonder that women and their destructive sexuality must be rigidly and thoroughly controlled?
The very act of beheading, and the almost obsessive need to amputate other body parts represent psychological projections of their own sexual, personal, and societal impotence.
Andy McCarthy suggests that maybe there might be some missile system we could bring 'em around with.... He hits close to the heart of the matter, acutally. I would only add that the bigger and more powerful missiles--the ones possessing the most destructive payloads (i.e., nuclear)-- are exactly the kind of potent phallic symbol these pathetic men are desperately searching for to give their own limp members some standing in the world.
Freud famously cautioned that "sometimes a cigar is only a cigar"; but I suspect he had no idea we would someday be dealing with the likes of Ahmadinejad, the Mullahs, or the Saudis et al, who share a religion based on sexual pathology .