Thursday 22 May 2014

Islam: ‘Appalling and Abhorrent’ in the Eyes of a Blind World?

From the ever-reliable Raymond Ibrahim.
The money-shot from Amnesty International:

"The fact that a woman has been sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion is appalling and abhorrent.
"Adultery and apostasy are acts which should not be considered crimes at all. It is flagrant breach of international human rights law. The right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, which includes the freedom to hold beliefs, is far-reaching and profound; it encompasses freedom of thought on all matters, personal conviction and the commitment to religion or belief".  (emphasis added).
My comment: "Appalling and abhorrent" the punishment certainly is. But it's in complete accordance with Islamic Sharia law, specifically article o12.4-6 of the Umdat Al-Salik, the authoritative compendium of Islamic Sacred law. Sudanese authorities are just following Islamic law.  It's the law, stupid....