In Saudi Arabia, the punishment for stealing is amputation of a hand and the punishment for murder, armed robbery, rape, homosexuality, renouncement of Islamic faith, and drug trafficking is beheading. These penalties are usually carried out in public squares for everyone to see, in order to deter further criminal activity. The amputations and beheadings are carried out by a state appointed executioner who is formally trained in his practice.
The amputations are performed with a very sharp hand knife that cuts through the flesh and ligaments of a joint very quickly; immediately after it is done, the wound is covered by a bandage. The beheadings are performed with a single, quick thrust.
Remember, all of this is done in public for everyone to see.
Also, some criminals' bodies are hung or crucified and left out in the open for everyone to see.
What do you guys think of this? Do you think it's barbaric and shouldn't be done? Keep in mind that Saudi Arabia has the lowest crime rate in the world.
Personally, I find it to be sickening and archaic.
Here's an interview with a Saudi Arabian executioner named Al-Bishi.