Decapitation

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DECAPITATION, punishment. The punishment of putting a person to death by taking off his head.

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The email also demanded the closure of all mosques in Scotland and threatened to behead a Muslim.
They were accused of planning to behead the Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper if demands for the release of Muslim prisoners and the withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan were not met.
Steven Browitt and Andrew Maloney used a blunt axe to behead Greta, a blind 19-year-old tortoiseshell cat, during a break-in in Wigan, Greater Manchester, last August.
He also threatened to behead her after she refused to let him see his child.
As radical groups have risen, so have the methods in which the efforts to behead and the beheadings themselves have been shared with the world.
The SAS men have confided to colleagues that they were convinced their captors would behead them like other hostages in the past.