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2011: Rashid al Rashidi, Mousa mosque murderer

5 comments February 10th, 2011 Headsman

This morning in Dubai, Emirati sailor Rashid al Rashidi was executed by firing squad for raping and murdering four-year-old Moosa (Mousa) Mukhtiar Ahmed in a mosque washroom.

The pedophiliac crime on the first day of Eid al-Adha in 2009 shocked the United Arab Emirates. Eleven judges have okayed the death sentence; even one of al Rashidi’s own lawyers demonstratively resigned himself from the case of “the suspect who brought shame to mankind.”

The terrified al Rashidi met his death at a Dubai shooting range this morning, begging for God’s forgiveness … and also that of his victim’s relatives, five of whom witnessed the execution.

Unsurprisingly, the aggrieved family wasn’t biting.

“I will never forgive him,” Mousa’s father reportedly told the Grand Mufti to whom al Rashidi had entrusted his contrition.

It’s the first execution in the UAE 1938: Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko, Winter Palace stormer - 2018

  • 1956: Elifasi Msomi, witch doctor - 2017
  • 1854: John Tapner, the last hanged on Guernsey - 2016
  • 1945: Anacleto Diaz, Philippines Supreme Court Justice - 2015
  • 1973: Tom Masaba, Sebastino Namirundu, and 10 other Uganda Fronsana rebels - 2014
  • 1892: Four anarchists in Jerez - 2013
  • 1794: Jacques Roux, the Red Priest, cheats the guillotine - 2012
  • 1952: Liu Qingshan and Zhang Zishan, the first corruption executions in Red China - 2010
  • 1956: Wilbert Coffin - 2009
  • 1905: Samuel McCue, mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia - 2008
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