Bad News/Good News
Bad: Paul Johnson was executed.
Good: the guy in charge of the group that did it, according to theists, has been sent to Hell courtesy of the Saudi government:
Al Qaeda militants in Saudi Arabia beheaded American hostage Paul Johnson Friday and their leader was then killed in a shootout with security forces as he tried to dispose of the body, Saudi officials said. Abdulaziz al-Muqrin's Islamist group displayed photographs of the 49-year-old aviation engineer's severed head on a Web site. Shortly afterwards, as Muqrin and two other top militants deposited the body in the capital Riyadh, they were surrounded by Saudi security men and gunned down, a security source said.
Damn, maybe the Sauds really are serious about cracking down. Props, indeed. Such swiftness just screams out...naah, I'll let him say it.