According to CNN World, Ali Hussain Sibat is to be executed in Saudi Arabia for the crime of sorcery. Perhaps ironically, Sibat was arrested by Saudi's religious police while on a holy pilgrimage to the non-magic kingdom. Sibat had a television program in his homeland Lebanon whereby he would tell the future for callers. I suppose this makes him a Lebanese Miss Cleo. When psychics ask to be taken seriously in our own country, I doubt this is what they mean.
Bear in mind, Saudi Arabia remains in "good buddy" status for America which nominally concerns itself with freedom and democracy. I suppose if North Korea had a little oil we'd have a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor named after them by now. It would be called Kim Jong VanILla Swirl.