Neal Ungerleider: Saudi Arabia to execute TV psychic, Falafel Mafia

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


In the United States, television psychics are merely mocked. In Saudi Arabia, they are executed.

The Saudi Arabian government is planning to execute Lebanese television psychic Ali Sibat. Sibat was found guilty of witchcraft by a Saudi court in November, a crime which carries the death sentence.

It appears that Sibat was targeted for arrest and trial while visiting Saudi Arabia for the Hajj. Saudi Arabia’s special religious police, the Mutaween, grabbed him out of his hotel room and placed the host in custody. Sibat was then tried on charges related to his satellite television show:

via Saudi Arabia to execute TV psychic – Neal Ungerleider – Falafel Mafia – True/Slant.

  • big-pete

    I suppose the Lebanese government (if there really is one) is sanguine about the prospect of one of their citizens being executed by a foreign government? The fact that he was on the Hajj implies he is a muslim but, apparently, not muslim enough. What happened to asking an apostate to recant before chopping his head off? But I suppose Mo will understand if fervor got the better of them.

  • Robert Bernier

    The Kingdom of Saudia.Without its oil, the Kingdom of Saudia would have been one of the poorest countries of the world. The enormous flood of money from the export of oil makes Saudia a rich country. Instead of investing its wealth in the infrastructure of the country and developing basic agricultur and industry, the money is spent on promoting the Wahhabi doctrine of terrorism and hate to the entire non Muslim world as described at : <a href="http://israelagainstterror.blogspot.com/2007/12…” target=”_blank”>http://israelagainstterror.blogspot.com/2007/12…..

  • http://www.belmos.com Watch TV Shows Online

    Yeah, online and over Mobile I would say. I heard iPhone 3 is coming with that. AT&T is preparing something special for it. Lets see…

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/FreeOnlinePsychic David

    That is insane, execution just for claiming to be a psychic.