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  • ECHR Ruling: 

    "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

    Source: 

    Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

    Council of Europe

  • Summary: 

    From very early on, Sharia judges utilized a “near endless list of ambiguities” that functioned as an “escape hatch” from corporal punishment. Even in the few Muslim majority nations where Hudud sentences are still applied (e.g., Nigeria, Sudan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia), they are infrequently carried out:

    Between 1981 and 1992, there were four executions by stoning in Saudi Arabia and forty-five amputations for theft. In a one-year sample (1982-83), out of 4,925 convictions for theft, only two hands were cut off. The rest of the guilty were punished by taʿzīr [discretionary sentencing applicable to lesser crimes]. In the same time period, out of 659 convictions for Hudud-level sexual crimes, no one was stoned. Many death sentences are the result of political punishments, not the Hudud. In Nigeria’s northern states, all of which have adopted Shariah-based legal codes, a few amputations for theft have taken place. There have been at least two sentences to death for adultery, but in all cases so far ambiguities were found to release the guilty party.

    Admin: Four executions by stoning and 45 amputations in a decade seems to be an acceptable price to pay for liberals to try and exculpate sharia. This article also erroneously implies sharia only appiies to Muslims when the manual of sharia clearly states that, with a few exceptions, it does apply to non-Muslims. The article also ignore the many people slaughtered by sharia vigilantes for 'blasphemy', insulting Islam etc.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    16/10/2017
    Summary: 
    • ISIS pictures shows an alleged thief having his hand chopped off
    • They come from a video released by ISIS's Egyptian faction; Wilyat Sinai
    • The man is held down and an executioner cuts it off with a meat cleaver

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  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    11/01/2008
    Summary: 

    Using strict enforcement of Islamic law, the judicial authorities in a restive region of southern  amputated the right hands and left feet of five convicted robbers this week, part of what the government said was an effort to deter other troublemakers. An Iranian rights group led by Shirin Ebadi, the lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize winner, protested the

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    29/03/2015
    Summary: 

    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: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    17/10/2016
    Summary: 

    The Malaysian Parliament is set to debate a controversial bill that could see stricter forms of sharia law introduced in the state of Kelantan, but critics have warned the so called hudud bill would result in whippings and even the amputations of limbs for crimes such as theft. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party — commonly known as PAS — is pushing to introduce the proposed laws in the conservative north-eastern state, but first the bill must be passed by the Malaysian national parliament.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    08/10/2016
    Summary: 

    The United Nations has called on Saudi Arabia to repeal laws that allow stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children. Children over 15 years are tried as adults and can be executed, "after trials falling short of guarantees of due process and a fair trial", according to the report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

  • Country: 
    Syrian Arab Republic
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Families who have managed to escape Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria, have said the terrorist group has been seen severing the limbs of men, women and children in public. One mother told Sky News she had witnessed the group amputating the hand off an 11-year-old boy, an orphan caught trying to sell a stolen car battery for food.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

    A U.N. human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to end “severe” discrimination against girls and to repeal laws that allow the stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    08/07/2002
  • The Reliance of the Traveller

    Image: 
    Summary: 

    This translation has been certified by al-Azhar university in Cairo: 

     

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    19/06/2003
  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    09/09/2011
  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    27/01/2013
  • Country: 
    Afghanistan
    News Date: 
    14/08/1998
  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    11/01/2008
  • Country: 
    Somalia
    News Date: 
    20/05/2009
  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    19/09/2005
  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    19/12/2002
  • Country: 
    Mali
    News Date: 
    14/09/2012
  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    28/05/2016
  • Summary: 

    Islam is never out of the news. Never have I experienced a time when Islam and Muslims have been discussed daily in the news, social media sites, the water cooler and even the hairdressers. There are atrocities being committed in the name of Islam right across the world, pretty much every single day, and probably as I write these very words.

    Some say it has “nothing to do with Islam”; some cannily hedge their bets and say it has “something to do with Islam” and some say it has “everything to do with Islam”.  The bickering continues with insults, threats and deaths to silence any honest and grown up discussion around Islam.

    Sitting on the fence gives you a sore behind so I say it has everything to do with Islam and the mullahs and sheikhs who control their communities, and tell us that all our problems can be solved by reading a 1,400 year old book about violence, conquest and intolerance.

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    24/06/2016
  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    28/01/2013
  • 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.

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