Egyptian journalist Samia Farouk wrote an article about Hussein "Ashmawi" Qarni, a famous Egyptian executioner, and recorded a video of him demonstrating on her how he prepares people for hanging. The video shows Qarni strapping Farouk's arms together so that her neck sticks out, putting her head through a noose, and covering her head with a black hood. The video was uploaded to the Al-Wafd Online (Egypt) YouTube channel on March 8, 2017 and has almost 2.5 million views.
Following are excerpts:
Hussein "Ashmawi" Qarni: The whole thing is done without talking, of course.
Samia Farouk: You don't have to talk…
Hussein "Ashmawi" Qarni: This is it, we are getting you ready to meet the Lord.
Just a minute, just a minute. This way I can pull the shoulders back, so that the neck will stick out.
Hold this pin, as well…
Samia Farouk: There is no need because I don't want to take off the hijab.
Cameraman: She does not want to… Don't take it off.
Hussein "Ashmawi" Qarni: Fine, I won't.
Samia Farouk: You can just put the black hood on.
Hussein "Ashmawi" Qarni: That comes after the noose.
Samia Farouk: The noose comes before the black hood?
Hussein "Ashmawi" Qarni: The rope comes first, like this… Like this, you see? I'll put on the hood now.
Samia Farouk: Okay.
Hussein "Ashmawi" Qarni: That's it. Now we open the trap door, and we are finished. That's it. Don't be afraid.
Samia Farouk: My legs are not supposed to be tied?
Hussein "Ashmawi" Qarni: Of course they are. But we are not doing it for real now.