“The truth is that my heart is dead, because executing comes from the heart, not the moustache. Only if you have a heart of stone can you be content in this line of work.” Strangling Has Been My Hobby Since Childhood, I Just Love My Job”
Thus speaks Egypt’s Executioner Hajj Abd Al-Nabi.
“When it comes to carrying out my job, I am tough. The murderer has done an abominable thing, and I cannot be soft with him. If I were soft towards this criminal, I wouldn’t be able to execute him, but when I’m at home, with my kids, I am as calm as can be.”
“I have placed [the noose] around some 800 heads – tough people, big people, young people… All the despicable crimes – killing, adultery, premeditated murder, and so on… I carry out all the death sentences.
“In all honesty, I love my work. I just love it! I never say ‘no’ when they need me at work. This is my work and my livelihood.”