Saudi Judge: Kill Offending Broadcasters

Sheik urges fatwa on owners of channels with 'corrupt beliefs'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2008 4:45 PM CDT
It is permissible to kill the owners of offensive satellite TV stations, a Saudi judge says.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – The highest judge in Saudi Arabia says “it is permissible” to murder owners of satellite TV networks that broadcast questionable material during Ramadan, the Guardian reports. When a caller to his radio show asked about channels featuring “bad programs,” Sheik Saleh al-Lihedan responded, “What does the owner of these networks think, when he provides seduction, obscenity and vulgarity? … Certainly it’s permissible to kill them.”