There is no evidence that Marie
Antoinette ever said ‘Let them eat cake.’
The phrase is attributed to an unknown
'great princess’ in a 1767 work by Jean-
Jacques Rousseau, which was written
before Antoinette’s arrival in France. SourceSource 2
Samurai executioner, beheading was the most common form of capital punishment in Japan. The criminal kneeled on a mat placed in front of a rectangular pit about 2 or 3 feet deep. He was usually blindfolded and stretched his head over the pit, the executioner whisked off the wretched man’s head at one blow. He was a well known practitioner with a very tolerable income. He received some 7 ichiboos (about $2.30) per head, and had taken off as many as 350 heads in a 12 months.
A juxtaposition between the recent ISIS beheadings and unjustified police killings. I was amazed by the similarities of the two topics and how no one seems to be picking up on how equal the severity of both can potentially be. I’m not necessarily equating the two because they both have their own factors that set them apart, I’m just saying that if you were to make a venn diagram of the two, the middle might be more packed than you would think. It will get a lot worse before it gets better. Stay aware.
Egypt retaliates with air strikes after ISIS marches 21 Coptic Christians along a lonely Libyan beach and beheads them en masse for their faith, turning the sea red with their blood
Islamic State militants carried out the shocking beheading of 21 orange jumpsuit-clad Coptic Christians on the Libyan shores of the Mediterranean Sea, just a few hundred miles from Europe. The brutal executions led to Egypt responding with at least seven airstrikes in Derna in the east of the country, which has become a hotbed of Islamic extremism since Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011.
A burka-clad babysitter decapitated the little girl in her care before walking through Moscow carrying the child’s severed head, police say.
The woman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as she appeared near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in the northwest of the Russian capital and threatened to blow herself up.
I am surprised that the Russian police didn’t shoot her outright for murdering a Russian girl. I hope she is sentenced to life in prison at the minimum, and I pray that the little girl’s mother is able to find some solace.