Friday, 14 March 2014

Sharia law in action

Earlier I posted a story about Sharia in action in Iraq: a new law to permit child brides and marital rape.
Here is another story -- live tweeting the amputation of a hand for alleged theft.  This is in line with Sharia law:
"The penalty for theft.  A person's right hand is amputated, whether his is a Muslim, non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state, or sonmeon who has left Islam..."
The authoritative Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, 14.0.1
The people carrying out this punishment are part of the opposition to Syria's government, supported by the US and its allies.