snip: America's "closest Arab ally," said Newsweek. Kingdom "decapitations are routine." For "crimes including political dissent."
"(A)nd the international press hardly seems to notice." Dozens of people have "their heads lopped off" annually.
On average, one every four days. Along with other horrendous forms of punishment. Including whippings involving hundreds of lashes. Sometimes 1,000.
Administered about 50 at a time. Too many at once assures extremely painful death.
Newsweek said beheadings occur in public. "People…gather to watch…" British author John R. Bradley calls them the "only form of public entertainment" besides football.
One Saudi executioner, Mohammed Saad al-Beshi, said he beheaded up to seven prisoners a day. Calling it "God's work."
Newsweek's article is the exception proving the rule. Virtually none of this makes Western headlines. Especially in America.