“Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people for terrorism, including the prominent Shi’ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. His execution has stirred particular outrage among the kingdom’s critics, saying the cleric’s death aims to “set the region on fire.”
Most of those executed were said to be involved in a series of attacks carried out by Al Qaeda between 2003 and 2006. Iran has warned that executing al-Nimr “would cost Saudi Arabia dearly,” Reuters reported.”
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