No Qualifications Needed
What kind of job does not require applicants to sit for a test, and does not require any qualification? In case you are curious about this job, it is the job of Executioner in Saudi Arabia. An online advertisement appeared, seeking to fill 8 such vacancies.
It seems that Saudi Arabia is facing a shortage of executioners following a recent upsurge in the number of people getting beheaded. So far this year, Saudi Arabia has executed nearly as many people as it did for the whole of 2014.
The advertisement was placed by the civil service ministry. The advertisement describes this as a “religious job”. It said that no qualifications were necessary, and that applicants would be exempted from the usual entrance exams.
Besides beheading, the successful candidates are expected to carry out amputations ordered by the courts under Islamic Sharia. Amputation of one or both hands is a common punishment for theft.
Crimes that attract the death penalty under Sharia include those caught trafficking in drugs, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery.
Most common form of execution is beheading. But there are a few cases of death by firing squad, stoning or crucifixion.
All executions are carried out in public.
Think About It
Why are there suddenly so many executions in Saudi Arabia? What kind of crimes did they commit that warrant a death sentence. How come the world is not condemning Saudi Arabia for beheading people?