IS’s video production values are sickeningly creepy – the prisoners in orange jumpsuits; their would-be executioner in black, wielding a knife and spewing bile.

But in matters of jurisprudence, the Saudis are every bit as sickening as IS. They share the same Saudi-sponsored, ultra-conservative strain of Sunni Islam. And they think alike on crime and punishment – they both want to kill, kill, kill.

A protest by Amnesty International in support of Raif Badawi in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague on January 15.A protest by Amnesty International in support of Raif Badawi in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague on January…