15 Jan 2008, Saudi Arabia --- FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 file photo, Saudi Prince Salman, second from right, brother of Saudi King Abdullah, participates in a traditional sword dance while waiting for US President Bush at the Al Murabba Palace and Natural History Museum in Al Janadriyah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has named a new defense minister to replace the late crown prince who held the post. King Abdullah appointed Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud minister of defense and aviation on Saturday. Prince Salman replaces Crown Prince Sultan, who died Oct. 22.
Officially sanctioned beheadings still stubbornly exist in just one country on Earth: Saudi Arabia, where it is considered the “proper Islamic method of execution under the Koran,” according to the Times. But do you know how hard it is to find a good swordsman these days? Really hard, apparently! So now the government is saying, you know what, just shoot’em.