Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Salaam 'alaikum

This is the story of Abdallah Al-Bishi, the Arabian Executioner --that's right, the guy who chops people's heads off with his sword. Here he talks of his job, its required skills, its stresses and its challenges. He shows off his beheading swords, and he remembers the day he went to watch his dad (whose job was also beheading convicts) at work , how he saw a big black hole where the prisoner's head used to be, and how that became the turning point of his life. And he speaks of his own son, Badr, who is now in 'training' to follow the father's career path