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Islam in Action: Woman Caned for ‘Standing Too Close’ to Boyfriend

For violating the law of Islam, woman publicly beaten. (Twitter)
For violating the law of Islam, woman publicly beaten. (Twitter)

Islam in Action: Pregnant woman to be beaten for violating Shari’a…

Most Westerners have at least a vague recollection to a certain area of the world known as Aceh. For those that may have forgotten, Aceh was the region of Indonesia that received roughly half a billion Yankee dollars in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster. Continue reading Islam in Action: Woman Caned for ‘Standing Too Close’ to Boyfriend

Shari’a Law: Gang-rape victim faces public whipping

“The vigilantes doused the duo with ‘sewage,’ apparently raw human waste…”

In what appears to most Western eyes as a scene straight out of the seventh century, a yet to be identified victim of a gang-raping is facing the very real possibility of being at the receiving end of a public whipping for violating Islam’s über-strict Shari’a Law. As reported by both Ireland’s Raidió Teilifís Éireann News Service (RTÉ) and also the Paris-based Agence France-Presse (AFP) via The Straights Times (of Singapore) on May 6, 2014, the Indonesian sexual assault victim may face as many as 9 strokes to her bare back and buttocks for allegedly violating the Islamic legal code against adultery.

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