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

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The intelligence input said that local guides who assist the border action teams of the Pakistan Army would be awarded Rs 5 lakh for beheading, Rs 10,000 for killing an Indian soldier in sniper fire and Rs 5,000 for planting a mine.
She said Pakistan conducted an "intensive" investigation and found no evidence that any killing or beheading had taken place.
He said first a leader of the organization Qari Ziaur Rehman recited a few verses from the holy Quran and then announced the beheading orders.
During questioning, al-Saqa reportedly told the prosecutor that an unnamed television station based in the United Arab Emirates had footage of Bigley's beheading, which may hold answers to his murder.
The beheading was the second case of decapitation of a Buddhist in revenge for the Oct.
All but the most fanatical Muslims find the beheadings equally horrible.
Afterward, a black screen with a title reading 'the execution' appears, followed by warnings from masked, armed militants to foreign drivers and grisly footage of the beheading.
I hope that upon completion of the viewing, the Pentagon then makes all those senators view the following videos: Islamic militants dragging and desecrating the bodies of American soldiers in Mogadishu and Iraq, desecrating the bodies of Israeli soldiers in Gaza, the beheading of Daniel Pearl, the beheading of Nicholas Berg, and finally they can top it off with the dancing in the streets of Gaza following the 9-11 atrocities.
The release of beheading videos has prompted Yemen's Al Qaeda to denounce the "barbaric" acts.
The Saudi charge d'affaires in Tehran was summoned to hear Iran's protest against the beheading of Iranian national Reza Abbas Fazel Aderisawi who was decapitated by sword in an eastern region in Saudi Arabia on September 2.
First, a beheading feels different because it reveals something about the minds of the killers.
But beheading generally, as Saudi Arabians can testify, is swift.