beheading beheading  /bɪ ˈhɛ dɪŋ/


  1. (n) execution by cutting off the victim's head
  2. (n) killing by cutting off the head



  1. The biggest mass beheading in recent history caused widespread revulsion in Mexico but little surprise.
  2. In the May videotape in which he personally carried out the beheading of American Nick Berg, al-Zarqawi's face is hidden behind a black mask.
  3. Fawkes' henchmen were zealous Catholics who believed that by beheading the government, they might usher in a new era of Catholicism in Protestant England.


  1. A city in the balance: Kevyn Orr must satisfy creditors without ruining Detroit

    With too little cash to pay off more than $15billion in estimated long-term obligations , Detroit's emergency manager will have to force some to take severe haircuts. Still, a haircut does not always mean a beheading.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Taliban Beheads Two Young Boys In Afghanistan

    CNN reports two children found dead after Taliban beheading in southern Afghanistan. According to the provincial governor’s office, one 10-year-old boy, and another, age 16, were the victims of the Taliban beheading which occurred in Kandahar. The 10-year-old boy had reportedly been collecting food waste from a garbage bin near a security checkpoint. There are [...] Taliban Beheads Two Young ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Taliban accused of beheading two boys in Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, June 10 (UPI) -- Taliban militants are accused of beheading two boys in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, government officials said Monday.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. The kaffiyeh "has come to symbolise murderous Palestinian jihad. Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant (and...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Michelle Malkin Source:

  2. "The beheading of the seven captives in Sulu once again demonstrates the Abu Sayyaf's ruthlessness and only strengthens our resolve to neutralise them," President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said in a statement. "Abu Sayyaf's acts of terror will...
    on Apr 20, 2007 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. "We condemn what some people are doing regarding the beheading of prisoners and it is illegal according to Islamic law," al-Sadr said. "Anybody doing this is a criminal and we will punish him according to Islamic law."
    on Jul 22, 2004 By: Muqtada al-Sadr Source: USA Today

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