Five men kneel in front of five masked gunmen believed to be members of Islamic State. Photo: Reuters Five men kneel in front of five masked gunmen believed to be members of Islamic State. Photo: Reuters
Five men kneel in front of five masked gunmen believed to be members of Islamic State. Photo: Reuters

What’s the difference? How Saudi Arabia and Islamic State find common ground in beheadings

Saudi officials have responded forcefully to those who say there is “no difference” between their legal system and that of the Islamic State by emphasising their processes rather than their punishments.

Five men kneel in front of five masked gunmen believed to be members of Islamic State. Photo: Reuters Five men kneel in front of five masked gunmen believed to be members of Islamic State. Photo: Reuters
Five men kneel in front of five masked gunmen believed to be members of Islamic State. Photo: Reuters
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