Hudud-Punishments

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From the executive summary of a letter by a large number of Islamic scholars to ISIS intended to condemn their practices as 'un-Islamic': "16- It is forbidden in Islam to enact legal punishments (hudud) without following the correct procedures that ensure justice and mercy." As Robert Spencer says, "This one is noteworthy, for by it....all these scholars affirm that hudud punishments — stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, death for leaving Islam, etc. — can be enacted as long as one is following the correct procedures."

Robert Spencer:  https://counterjihadreport.com/tag/letter-to-baghdadi/

Letter: http://www.crethiplethi.com/files/cp_0113.pdf

Islam is more than a religion, it encompasses faith, culture, law and the social order. Islam proposes a society of righteousness and justice. Criminal behaviour is not tolerated in the Islamic order of society. Criminal behaviour is breach of God’s sovereignty, hence stiffer penalties are prescribed. This paper examines hudud punishments in Islamic penal system, and agitates for the reformation of Islamic criminal jurisprudence. While it is reasonable to punish offenders, and violators of normative principles, it is the opinion of this paper that punishments that are prescribed in municipal penal code should at least conform to international criminal jurisprudence.

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Civil liberties like freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and religious liberties are criminal offenses punishable under Hudud crimes in Islam. Criminal procedure under shariah does not allow cross-examination of witness, or rebuttal testimony by the accused. The rules of evidence in Islamic criminal law exclude all men who lack credibility, and integrity in society (non-adl).  Women and non-Muslims are not allowed to testify. There is no provision for jury trial, or appeals.

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Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

Noting that the Welfare Party had pledged to set up a regime based on sharia law, the Court found that sharia was incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy as set forth in the Convention. It considered that “sharia, which faithfully reflects the dogmas and divine rules laid down by religion, is stable and invariable. Principles such as pluralism in the political sphere or the constant evolution of public freedoms have no place in it”. According to the Court, it was difficult to declare one’s respect for democracy and human rights while at the same time supporting a regime based on sharia, which clearly diverged from Convention values, particularly with regard to its criminal law and criminal procedure, its rules on the legal status of women and the way it intervened in all spheres of private and public life in accordance with religious precepts.

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With every religiously motivated crime committed by the so-called Islamists, we hear the very same response from Islam's apologists: "They are a tiny minority that have either misunderstood Islam, have interpreted the scriptures out of context, or have hijacked Islam to fulfill their political ambitions". That would not be too hard to believe if it referred to some isolated incidents here and there, occurring from time to time. Obviously that is not the case; we are facing unmistakable patterns of medieval like violence and brutality.

ECHR Judgement Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

Type: News

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
18/03/2017
Summary: 

A self-identified Birmingham Muslim has told the BBC that those who “insult Islam” should be subject to the death penalty, during a discussion on blasphemy organised by the broadcaster’s Asian Network. On March 17th, the BBC Asian Network broadcast a programme asking listeners, “What is the right punishment for blasphemy?”

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
13/04/2016
Summary: 

An elderly Christian woman has been caned in Indonesia, the first time a Sharia law punishment has been meted out to a non-Muslim. The 60-year-old, who was convicted of selling alcohol, was whipped nearly 30 times with a rattan cane, before a crowd of hundreds, in Aceh province on Tuesday, according to reports.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
01/03/2017
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“On Monday evening, about 400 gathered outside his family’s home in the city of Mirpur, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir for a rally in his honour. The crowd chanted slogans praising Ahmed as ‘brave’ and ‘courageous.'” Only 400. A tiny minority of extremists, right? But where have there ever been 400 Muslims marching against the death penalty for blasphemy, or for the freedom speech or freedom of conscience. Note also how the jihad killer is being coddled in the British prison, from which he has been able to release audio messages.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
30/11/2010
Summary: 

My mom came to get me [from the Sharia police office] at 7 a.m. I was crying. The head lecturer at my campus, Doni, was there to lecture me. A Sharia police officer told him that I had been caught [on an isolated road on a motorcycle with my boyfriend]. He told my mom and me that I should be buried and stoned to death. I said, “Sir, I was only trying to look for a shortcut, and I should be stoned for that? What about the officers who raped me last night?”

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
27/02/2017
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An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned Monday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of sharia laws in a Muslim part of the country.

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
03/02/2017
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A WOMAN will be blinded in one eye in Iran after a judge ruled she should suffer an ‘eye for an eye’ punishment under Sharia Law. The country’s Supreme Court made the decision after the defendant, who has not been named, carried out an acid attack which left her victim without sight. The woman threw acid in the face of her victim, Sima, in Dehdasht a city in the south-west of the Middle East country, two years ago, according to the Iranian news agency Tasnim. Head of the country’s judiciary Majid Karami said: “The sentence to blindness in one eye, payment of blood money [compensation], and

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
02/02/2017
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Harrowing images have captured the moment a Muslim woman screams and cries in pain as she's forced to endure 26 lashes for allegedly having sex outside of marriage . The Indonesian woman and the man she was accused of having sex with were brought up on a stage and caned in front of a crowd of people. In Sharia law , sex outside of wedlock is strictly forbidden and those accused face severe punishments.

Country: 
Mauritania
News Date: 
14/11/2016
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A body of Muslim clerics in Mauritania has called for the death sentence to be carried out against a blogger convicted of apostasy in 2014. Mauritania, an Islamic republic, has not applied a death penalty since 1987. The Forum of Imams and Ulemas says Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, 29, should be executed despite the fact that he repented for an article criticising Mauritania's caste system. The clerics want him to be killed according to the "law of God".

Country: 
Mauritania
News Date: 
02/02/2017
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A Mauritanian court will re-examine the case of a young blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould M'khaitir, who is facing execution following his death sentence for "apostasy" – the abandonment of Islam. In a case that has shaken the nation, the young Mauritanian blogger and engineer was sentenced to death for apostasy in December 2014 over the publication a year earlier of an article entitled "Religion, Religiosity and Craftsmen" on the Aqlam Horra news website.

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
02/07/2010
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A 43-year-old Iranian woman is facing death by stoning unless an international campaign launched by her children forces the authorities to quash what her lawyer calls a bogus conviction. In a case that highlights the growing use of the death penalty in a country that has already executed more than 100 people this year, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtianiwas convicted in May 2006 of conducting an "illicit relationship outside marriage."

Country: 
Sudan (the)
News Date: 
19/01/1985
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Mr. Taha and four of his colleagues were convicted and sentenced to death in a two-hour trial on Jan. 7 for ''heresy, opposing application of Islamic law, disturbing public security, provoking opposition against the Government and re-establishing a banned political party,'' according to the Sudan News Agency. Their specific offense was distributing a pamphlet calling for the abolition of Islamic law, which was imposed in September 1983.

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Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
03/12/2016
Summary: 

FURIOUS Dutch MPs have demanded an immediate public inquiry after a government-backed watchdog said it was acceptable for Muslims to send gay people death threats.

Country: 
Afghanistan
News Date: 
28/12/2016
Summary: 
  • The woman was killed after going to the market in Sar-e-Pul province
  • Her husband was away in Iran when she went shopping for supplies 
  • The area is still under Taliban control 
  • Under Taliban rule women are prohibited from leaving their homes unless accompanied by a close male relative
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Sudan (the)
News Date: 
05/11/2013
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“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009

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Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
07/10/2016
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Bandar Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, chairman of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, who led a Saudi delegation to the committee's review, told the body that "Islamic sharia (law) was above all laws and treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child", according to a U.N. summary of the review last month. But the kingdom had the "political will" to "promote all human rights and particularly the rights of children", he said.

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
14/11/2016
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A WOMAN has laid bare the brutal punishment she reportedly received at the hands of authorities after she was caught attending a party with boys and drinking alcohol. The 28-year-old Iranian woman received 80 lashes after an Iranian court found her guilty of the offences more than two years after she attended a party in the second biggest city of Mashhad.

Country: 
Syrian Arab Republic
News Date: 
05/12/2016
Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
20/08/2002
Summary: 

An Islamic court in Nigeria yesterday upheld a sentence of death by stoning for a woman accused of adultery. The case is the latest in a series of sentences passed under sharia law - a set of religious laws adopted over the past two years in northern regions of Nigeria, which have predominantly Muslim inhabitants.

Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
30/11/2016
Summary: 

Here we go again: more ways to violate human rights, and the rights of women, proclaimed brazenly in a society that professes to uphold human rights.

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
28/11/2016
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A sharia court has ordered the flogging of two women for using inappropriate language on a texting app, Whatsapp reports HeatStreet. The women will be subjected to 20 lashes each. The women had also been jailed for a period of ten days because of the ‘impermissible expressions’ that were used by the pair ruled a Saudi court.

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
29/03/2015
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But along with the viral hit though came a huge backlash. One particularly threatening thread on Facebook started with the comment: "Those who insult the laws of Allah, their blood is halal for killing." Others came to the journalist's defence. "Making you feel offended means you can rape and kill that person....brother, do you think you need to do some self reflection and soul searching..?" commented Chiam Soon King on the Sisters In Islam Facebook page.

Country: 
France
News Date: 
04/12/2004
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"Stoned to death... why Europe is starting to lose its faith in Islam" (By Charles Bremner, Times of London, December 4, 2004) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/article1974930.ece

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
16/11/2016
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A SHARIA court has sentenced three Christians to 80 lashes each after finding them guilty of blasphemy for drinking holy communion wine.

Country: 
United Arab Emirates (the)
News Date: 
16/11/2016
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UK woman 'gang-raped' in Dubai now faces jail for 'extra-marital affair' in Sharia arrest. A woman has been charged with ‘extra-marital sex’ and is being held in Dubai after allegedly being gang raped in the holiday destination.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
05/11/2016
Summary: 

A mob of 150,000 Muslim protesters took to the streets on Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia, calling for the death penalty for the capital’s Christian governor. Clashes following the protest resulted in one death and another twelve people injured, according to Indonesian police. Islamist groups denounced Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for “insulting Islam,” after the governor suggested that a Qur’an verse allegedly prohibiting Muslims from voting for non-Muslim leaders is a lie. During the march, demonstrators carried signs demanding that the official be put to death for blasphemy.

Country: 
France
News Date: 
04/11/2016
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A Kurdish church leader smuggled to Britain says he received death threats – for having left Islam for Christianity – while living in makeshift camps in northern France. The refugee did not wish to be identified since he is regarded in Islamic theology as an apostate. The price for converting to Christianity from Islam is death in Sharia states all over the Middle East and North Africa. It is unsurprising that this convert was arrested and beaten in the streets in Kurdistan; he was also preached about in a mosque there, and his father tried to kill him.

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
21/10/2016
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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is facing a new round of lashes, according to his supporters. A Canadian foundation campaigning for his release said a “reliable source” in Saudi Arabia told them he faces a renewed threat of flogging. The 32-year-old was handed 1,000 lashes and a ten-year jail term in 2014 for insulting Islam online. Mr Badawi received his first 50 lashes in public in January 2015, prompting international condemnation. Arrangements for his continued flogging have been postponed amid concerns for his health.

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