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  Decapitation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beheading typically refers to the act of intentional decapitation, e.g., as a means of murder or execution; it may be accomplished, for example, with an axe, sword, or knife, or by means of a guillotine.
Decapitation is invariably fatal, as brain death occurs within seconds to minutes without the support of the organism's body.
Decapitation by guillotine was a common, mechanized form of execution invented shortly before the French Revolution (although an earlier version of the guillotine, the gibbet, was used in Britain until the 17th century).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Decapitation   (1607 words)

 Cattle Decapitation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cattle Decapitation is a San Diego, California-based gore metal/brutal death metal outfit.
Originally founded in 1996, Cattle Decapitation's songs usually protest the treatment of animals, the earth and the environment.
All members of the group are vegetarians, as displayed by their consistent usage of animal rights oriented lyrics, despite the loss of the majority of original members.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cattle_Decapitation   (140 words)

 Decapitation: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In ancient China decapitation was considered a more severe form of punishment than strangulation in spite of the fact that strangulation led to more prolonged suffering.
(decapitation was performed as soon as the man to commit seppuku had made the slightest wound to his stomach.
In the theory of nuclear warfare, a decapitation strike is an attack that aims to remove the command and control mechanisms of the opponent, in the hope that...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/de/decapitation.htm   (5680 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Decapitation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Consciousness is a quality of the mind generally regarded to comprise qualities such as subjectivity, self-awareness, sentience, sapience, and the ability to perceive the relationship between oneself and ones environment.
Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia) or AUC is a terrorist umbrella organization formed in April 1997 to consolidate most local and regional paramilitary groups in Colombia, each with the mission to protect economic interests and combat insurgents locally.
Alternatively, decapitation may refer to the removal of the head of someone who is already dead, i.e., to a corpse.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Decapitation   (5207 words)

 Beheading in the Name of Islam - Middle East Quarterly - Spring 2005
The intelligentsia's denial of any religious roots to the recent spate of decapitation has parallels in the logical back flips and kid-glove treatments in which many professors engaged in order to deny a religious basis for violent jihad.
Examples of decapitation, of both the living and the dead, in Islamic history are myriad.
Islamic civilization is not a historical anomaly in its sanction of decapitation.
www.meforum.org /article/713   (3015 words)

 Panjwani, Decapitation and Transposition of Heads  PIPA Volume 2 (1999)
In the three Sanskrit tales, the themes of decapitation and transposition of heads aim at resolving tensions, usually arising from a conflict between the erotic yearnings of individuals and the demands of the society.
The decapitation (which can also be seen as literally expressing the figurative concept of 'losing one's head') represents a metaphysical explanation of the split between the body and soul, and the subsequent transposition of heads symbolizes the resolution of the conflict and hence the recovery of social order and human happiness (Figueira 161).
Through the decapitation and transposition of the husband's and friend's heads, the wife gets the best of both the men and her erotic yearning and social/moral conflict inherent in that yearning are resolved (her desire for the perfect husband is fulfilled).
www.eiu.edu /~ipaweb/pipa/volume2/panjwani.htm   (4363 words)

 Decapitation of Reptiles
Decapitation is often times recommended as a humane and easy way to euthanize reptiles.
"Decapitation should not be used as a sole method of euthanasia, unless the brain is destroyed by pithing immediately afterwards (Cooper et al, 1984).
The assumption that decapitation results in unconsciousness followed by a rapid deterioration of the nervous system is disputed: the brain remains viable for up to an hour (Cooper et al, 1984).
www.anapsid.org /decap.html   (631 words)

 Ritual Sacrifice, Decapitation...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The archaeological datum is rife with examples of decapitation, bloodletting, and mortal practices.
Decapitation, and more importantly, ritual sacrifice, is the theme in various mediums (pottery, textiles, and metallurgy).
Wall murals and stone slabs carved in base relief repeat the theme of sacrifice and ritual decapitation, while molded ceramic jars serve as portraits of the same figures.
www.uwm.edu /Dept/Grad_Sch/McNair/2002/fantauzzi.html   (2196 words)

 USATODAY.com - Experts: 'Decapitation' may not end terror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Decapitation just fuels the movement itself," says Jenna Jordan, a University of Chicago scholar who has closely studied the historical record of such anti-terrorist tactics.
One of the most spectacular "eliminations" occurred in 1988, when Israeli commandos slipped into Tunisia and stormed the exile home of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Khalil al-Wazir, known as Abu Jihad, the PLO's No. 2 and architect of the uprising that had exploded five months earlier in Israeli-occupied territories.
Abu Jihad was killed, but the "intefadeh" went on, and by the 1990s still more Palestinian groups had joined in, followed by still more decapitations.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-01-22-decapitation_x.htm   (820 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photo Gallery (Decapitation)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Photographs show a man decapitated by a wrought-iron fence while fleeing from police.
A narcotics traffic stop on the Downtown Connector turned deadly Saturday afternoon when a man climbed over the interstate railing, fell about 35 feet and was decapitated on a wrought-iron fence, Atlanta police said.
The item quoted above, about a man who was decapitated when he climbed over the railing of an interstate highway while fleeing police and fell onto a wrought-iron fence, describes a real incident that took place in Atlanta on the afternoon
www.snopes.com /photos/decapitate.asp   (284 words)

 Berg decapitation video was filmed inside the Abu Ghraib prison
This has certainly been the case with the hastily released and shoddy video showing five phoney Al queda members participating in the decapitation of Nicholas Berg that was intended, exclusively, to defray attention from the scandalous sexual abuses of Iraqi POW's that took place at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad.
Evidence in fact shows that the Berg decapitation was filmed inside the walls of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, this cursed dungeon where probably Satan himself roams its corridors.
It is now known that the opportune decapitation video was first uploaded from London, England to a now defunct website in a server located in Malaysia.
www.aztlan.net /berg_abu_ghraib_video.htm   (1138 words)

 Search Results for "Decapitation"
...Inflected forms: de·cap·i·tat·ed, de·cap·i·tat·ing, de·cap·i·tates To cut off the head of; behead.
v.; electrocution, decapitation, decollation, dismemberment; strangling, strangulation, garrote or...
The ceremony of decapitation, which is here somewhat slurred over, is carried out with a...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Decapitation   (330 words)

 Damn Interesting » Lucid Decapitation
In fact, the word "capital" in the context of punishment was coined to describe execution by decapitation, derived from the Latin word caput, which means "head." Since the very beginnings of the practice, there has been much speculation and debate regarding the length of time that the head can remain conscious after its removal.
However studies of decapitated animals has lent some credibility to the massive number of stories regarding a head's brief consciousness after being separated from the body.
I think we should resume the study of decapitation by asking the guys on death row to blink and look around after their head is cut off.
www.damninteresting.com /?p=495   (8078 words)

 CBC News: Bulgaria not convinced by decapitation video
After a brief statement by one of the militants, the video shows footage of a body being decapitated while men shout "God is great" in Arabic.
The discovery in mid-July of the beheaded body of one of the drivers, Georgi Lazov, in the Tigris River coincided with the release of a tape showing his death.
A second decapitated body in an orange jumpsuit was found along with a head late last month near the Tigris.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2004/08/09/iraq_behead040809.html   (369 words)

 Forums - The fake Berg Decapitation Video by a Dead guy no less.
Not only were the purported screams of Nick Berg not in synchrony with the decapitation but their was also a total lack of blood spurting out as his jugular and other veins and arteries were being cut.
Given that the alleged decapitation of Berg was allegedly prompted by the first wave of torture photos, Bush could now cite "national security" issues for witholding additional materials.
I believe that Berg (or this lookalike character) was first killed (perhaps by lethal injection, poisoning, etc.), then decapitated after dead (explains lack of blood spraying everywhere).
engforum.pravda.ru /showthread.php3?threadid=77265   (2318 words)

 Word Spy - decapitation strike
The apparent aim was to kill the Iraqi dictator and either prompt his army to surrender or, at the very least, create chaos in the upper echelons of Iraq's leadership at the outset of the war.
Though I don't think it was made a big issue, we thought we'd killed Saddam during the Gulf War, and there actually was a celebration of the fact.
As reconstructed by the Wall Street Journal last week, the doomsday exercise was designed to test the government's ability to function in the event of a "decapitation strike" — a nuclear attack aimed at the central nervous system of military and civilian control.
www.wordspy.com /words/decapitationstrike.asp   (444 words)

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION were forced to cancel their previously announced appearance in Tijuana, Mexico on Friday.
CATTLE DECAPITATION's latest album, "Humanure", was recorded with producer Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P.), and marks the recording debut with the group of drummer Michael Laughlin.
The accuracy of the information contained herein is neither confirmed nor guaranteed by Roadrunner Records, and the views and opinions of authors expressed on these pages do not necessarily state or reflect those of Roadrunner Records or its employees.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=35273   (293 words)

 American Beheaded on Web Video (washingtonpost.com)
Berg's death is apparently the first act of vengeance for the widely broadcast images of Iraqi detainees being abused and sexually humiliated at Abu Ghraib late last year.
The U.S. consular officer in Baghdad, Paul Boyd, told Berg's family in a phone call Monday that he had been decapitated and that his body was found on a highway overpass outside Baghdad over the weekend, Berg's mother said.
They shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is greatest," before decapitating him and holding his head up to the camera.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A19048-2004May11.html   (797 words)

 Metal Blade Records - Online
Cattle Decapitation can be described as the bastard child of Cannibal Corpse and Carcass weaving a vicious blend of Gore-grind and Death Metal into complex structures with the end result being some of the most brutal and catchy songs written in the genre today.
Cattle Decapitation takes a different approach to their song writing than most bands of the same sort that tend to focus mainly on fictional subject matter.
Humanure will be the album that metalheads have been longing for; something as ferocious as Cannibal Corpse, something as gutturally disgusting as Carcass, something offensively disturbing as Autopsy, and something as politically charged as Napalm Death.
www.metalblade.com /bands/cattle_decapitation/index2005.html   (469 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Arabs react to Berg decapitation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arab public opinion over the decapitation of an American hostage in Iraq has varied, with many calling it barbaric while others see it as a natural response to US violence.
An Islamist website on Tuesday carried a video clip of Nick the decapitation, with a statement saying a group linked to al-Qaida carried it out in revenge for the abuse of Iraqis by US troops.
Some Arabs said Abu Musab Zarqawi, a leading al-Qaida figure who is alleged to have led the decapitation, had failed the very people he said he was avenging by strengthening Washington's hand in Iraq.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/3897D0E4-B263-46FA-B96D-A89AA3C4F4C8.htm   (613 words)

 IRAQ: KIDNAP AND DECAPITATION MANUAL FOUND IN HIDEOUT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baghdad, 23 June (AKI) - US Marines have found manuals on taking hostages and decapitation during a raid on a guerrilla hideout in the Iraqi village of Karabla, near the town of Qaim, close to the Syrian border.
The three documents, the last of which is 574 pages long, carry the name Abdel Rahman al-Aliya, which the newspaper says is probably a cover name to hide the identity of the real author.
He is credited with introducing the practice of decapitation to the activities of the Jihadist movement.
www.adnki.com /index_2Level.php?cat=Terrorism&loid=8.0.180134978&par=0   (301 words)

 Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East
American businessman Nicholas Berg's body was found on May 8 near a Baghdad overpass; a video of his supposed decapitation death by knife appeared on an alleged al-Qaeda-linked website (www.al-ansar.biz) on May 11.
Questions of when the video's footage was taken, and the time elapsed between the shooting of the video's segments, were raised by both experts, reflecting a portion of the broader and ongoing video controversy.
During the period when Berg's captors filmed the decapitation sequence, circumstances indicate that he had already been dead "a quite uncertain length of time, but more than...
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/FE22Ak03.html   (1424 words)

 ‘Decapitation’ may not halt al-Qaida - International Terrorism - MSNBC.com
It’s called “decapitation,” and a missile strike in Pakistan has raised the question anew: Would eliminating Osama bin Laden and deputy Ayman al-Zawahri deal a mortal blow to the al-Qaida terror network?
“Decapitation just fuels the movement itself,” says Jenna Jordan, a University of Chicago scholar who has closely studied the historical record of such antiterrorist tactics.
Shining Path, the Maoist insurgency that rocked Peru in the 1980s, has all but collapsed since the capture of founder Abimael Guzman in 1992.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/10969463   (859 words)

 Jihad Watch: Experts: 'Decapitation' May Not End Terror
If Israel had consistently and regularly applied the decapitation strategy, then it would have much reduced the anti-Israel terrorism.
Stendec - of course her statement implies that Osama et al are the "heads" that drive Islamic terrorism.
For decapitation to work, you have to go after the actual HEAD, which the Wood article correctly identifies as the prophet Muhammad.
www.jihadwatch.org /archives/009865.php   (3667 words)

 On Our Fascination with the Nicholas Berg Decapitation Video - TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kareem Fahim examines our fascination with the video depicting the killing and decapitation of Nicholas Berg in Paranoid Nation.
For those of you who can't get enough news about Nicholas Berg, the New York Times has a long profile today, addressing some of the conspiracy theories.
On a previous thread, a doctor commented, as well as a guy who has actually witnesses a decapitation.
talkleft.com /new_archives/006654.html   (1181 words)

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