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UK: Muslim cleric from US says thieves’ hands should be amputated, but only in Muslim world

UK: Muslim cleric from US says thieves’ hands should be amputated, but only in Muslim world

A victim of amputation.
Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
13/10/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Sure, but what makes the amputation of thieves’ hands acceptable in the Muslim world but not in the UK? It’s a Qur’anic command (5:38). Abu Usamah At-Thahabi’s answer would probably be that Britain is not a Sharia state or even a majority-Muslim country, and so Islamic law cannot be fully enforced. But if Muslims become a majority in Britain, which appears quite likely to happen at this point, then he would almost certainly be in favor of the imposition of this Sharia provision.

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