Saudis to Behead TV Host as 'Sorcerer'

TV talk-show host boasted of predicting future
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2010 4:15 AM CDT
Saudis to Behead TV Host as 'Sorcerer'
Ali Hussain Sibat poses with his kids.   (Amnesty International)

A Lebanese TV host who boasted he could predict the future is to be beheaded tomorrow in Saudi Arabia for "sorcery." Dad of two Ali Hussain Sibat hosted a popular call-in TV program in Beirut in which he doled out advice and predicted the future. He was busted by Saudi Arabia's religious police in 2008 while he was visiting the country, CNN reports. Sibat's attorney and Amnesty International are appealing to Saudi officials in a desperate bid to block the execution.
(Read more Ali Hussain Sibat stories.)

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