The app is available on iPhone and Android smartphones and is a useful tool to help Saudis get to their nearest execution site on time. It comes with a handy map and even tells you the countdown to the nearest beheading so you don’t miss the action.
“I was driving through traffic one day and I heard on the radio that I had just missed a beheading downtown. I was furious, because if I had known at what time and the exact location of it I would not have missed the Medieval practice so that’s how I came up with the idea for the app,” Ahmed Salah, the creator of the app told local news stations.
The Saudi Beheading app has already received a massive following with over 2 million downloads just in one week.
“Now if I’m out shopping, all I have to listen out for is the sound of sharpening knives, which is the signal that there is a beheading soon to happen close by. I haven’t missed one since I downloaded this app, Allah be praised,” Mahmoud Jabar, a member of the Saudi Royal family told local news reporters from his Lamborghini before speeding off to catch the next execution.