How do Saudi and Daesh punishments compare? This chart says it all

Published June 15th, 2015 - 09:25 GMT
Saudi and Daesh are more alike than you think. (Shutterstock)
Saudi and Daesh are more alike than you think. (Shutterstock)

All media eyes have been on Daesh (ISIS) since it began tearing through northern Iraq last summer, which makes it easy to forget the harsh realities happening elsewhere in the region.

But let's look at one of the US's most prominent regional allies, Saudi Arabia. Turns out when you line them up, many of the country's policies are not so different from those outlined by the brutal militant group rampaging through Syria and Iraq right now.

For those who follow MENA shiftings, this shouldn't come as too much of a shock.

After all, it was just last month when we saw an actual advertisement for job openings as an executioner in Saudi, a country whose near-record breaking number of state-endorsed executions means officials are literally in need of extra hands to do them.

But this chart by the Middle East Eye, portrays these comparisons in a way that's almost impossible to ignore. Lined up, this is the world of crime and punishment, according to Saudi and Daesh. Care to guess which is which? 

Chart via the Middle East Eye's Twitter handle. 


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