Observe, a billboard in Pakistan:
It's an ad targeted at those who wish to perform the Haj; made by the Anti-Narcotics Force (Punjab); basically says that the punishment for taking drugs to Saudi Arabia is death.
The big text on the middle-right says, "Injaam sirf maut hai"...The result is only death.
By the way, alcoholic beverages are considered "a drug" in Saudi Arabia.
A few points:
- Why are Hajis-to-be being warned about drugs? Shouldn't these pious Muslims be aware of the horrific punishment already?
- It says something about the level of illiteracy in Pakistan that the government chose to put an image (isn't that haram?) in the ad.
- And what an image it is: an Arab with a blood-tinged sword and a hapless, hand-tied Pakistani guy with his head cut off. I don't think that 99% of the "Islamophobic" West could produce a graphical description as damaging--and true!--as this.