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This Is What Sharia Law Looks Like

I admit – I am procrastinating writing this story because it makes me want to throw up. It is disturbing to say the least, and I must thank SeriouslySickofObama, a faithful No Quarter reader, for making sure I saw it. It is not for the faint of heart.

And no, I am not referring to the trial currently going on in Phoenix in which a father is accused of running down his own daughter because she had become too Westernized. Yes, the one to which they refer as an “honor killing.” That trial is ongoing, and is also disturbing on a number of levels. That is what Sharia Law looks like.

So is this: the whipping, and subsequent death, of a 14 year old girl who had been raped by her 40 year old cousin, for ADULTERY, in Bangladesh. Yes, she was accused of adultery because her cousin was married. As the BBC reports, being lashed to death was the second “punishment” she received:

[snip]The family members of the married man also allegedly beat the girl up a day before the village court passed the sentence in the district of Shariatpur.

“Her family members said she was admitted to a hospital after the incident and she died six days later. The village elders also asked the girl’s father to pay a fine of about 50,000 Taka (£430; $700),” district superintendent of police, AKM Shahidur Rahman, told the BBC.

He said it had not been established yet whether she died because of the punishment she received or another reason.

“We are still waiting for the post-mortem report. In the meantime, we are also looking for another 14 people including a teacher from a local madrassa in connection with this case,” Mr Rahman said.

Activists say dozens of fatwas – or religious rulings – are issued under Sharia law each year by village clergy in Bangladesh. [snip]

In theory, Sharia Law has been outlawed in Bangladesh, and four people, including a cleric, have been arrested for this fatwa. That will not bring back Hena Begum, though:

“What sort of justice is this? My daughter has been beaten to death in the name of justice. If it had been a proper court then my daughter would not have died,” Dorbesh Khan, the father of Hena Begum, told the BBC.

He said those responsible for the death should be punished.

A group of people held a rally on Wednesday in the town of Shariatpur in protest against those who gave the fatwa and demanded action against them.

This is the second reported fatality linked to a Sharia law punishment since the practice was outlawed last year by the High Court.

A 40-year-old woman in the district of Rajshahi died in December, days after she was publicly caned for allegedly having an affair with her stepson.

Nearly 90% of Bangladesh’s estimated 160 million population are Muslims, most of whom practise a moderate version of Islam. (Click here to read the rest.)

Good for Bangladesh for outlawing this practice, though clearly, it is still being conducted in certain segments of the population.

So tell me again why a federal judge has put a halt to the ban of Sharia Law passed by the vast majority of voters in Oklahoma?

Or why the Oklahoma University Student Government would vote to condemn the ban on Shariah Law (no, I am not making this up)? Are these students really okay with women and girls being killed by their family members for an alleged infraction (apparently, it does not have to be proved)? Are they really okay with a “Harry Potter” actress, Afshan Azad, being beaten by her brother because she has a non-Muslim boyfriend? (Her brother got a six month sentence.) Are they really okay with hands being hacked off of thieves? Do they have the faintest clue what Sharia Law means? I would say, Hell No.

And the lack of logic employed by these students is disturbing in and of itself. One student said this:

[snip] Daitch, a Jewish student, said no one should be singled out in state law and that the ballot question easily could have singled out Jewish and Catholic teachings, as well as Islam.

“I hope that if my faith was under attack, someone would stand up for me,” she said.

“What if the bill outlawed Jewish law? And technically the 10 Commandments are international law, and I don’t think many Oklahomans would appreciate
knowing that they outlawed parts of their own faith.” [snip]

This is not about the Muslim faith per se. It is about allowing one religious group to insert their own set of laws over and above the laws of the country in which they live. While the Ten Commandments may inform a number of our laws, I dare say if people started putting people to death in this country for wearing mixed fabrics, something clearly forbidden in Leviticus 19:19, these same students might be a tad concerned. Especially if any of them also eat pork, or shellfish, or any other of the numerous prohibitions in the Hebrew Scriptures that don’t end well for the offenders. But people are not allowed to put to death someone who “spills their seed upon the ground” (Gen.38) because that would be allowing the laws of one particular faith to supercede the laws of the land. Hence the separation of church (or temple or synagogue) from state. It’s kind of a foundational concept for our country. Just saying. (Just what the hell are they teaching at OU, anyway?)

Because we have been manipulated into thinking that if we say ANYTHING negative about Islam, we are Islamophobic, intolerant, racist, xenophobic, and on and on and on. I’m sorry, but I am just not okay with women or girls being murdered or beaten by their family members for some perceived infraction that has “dishonored” the men. I am not okay with it, and I do not understand these folks who are.

To extend blanket, uncritical, acceptance of any group in an effort to be “tolerant” is just wrong-headed. It is NOT okay to beat women, it is NOT okay to wage jihad, it is NOT okay to cut off limbs, it is not okay to cane, flog, or stone people. Any attempt to make this acceptable, under the guise of “political correctness,” is deplorable.

This is what Sharia Law looks like, the flogging to death of a 14 year old girl. The murder of a daughter. The beating of a sister. This is what the Muslim Brotherhood wants to implement not just in Egypt, but around the world:

[snip] “God is our objective, the Koran is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, struggle is our way, and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations” — the Brotherhood since its founding has supported the use of armed struggle, or jihad. The Brotherhood supports the waging of jihad against non-Muslim “infidels,” and has expressed support for terrorism against Israel, whose legitimacy the Brotherhood does not recognize, and against the West, particularly the United States….[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)

To defend this is not “politically correct.” No. Rather, it is uninformed, uneducated, uncritical, idiotic parroting of a party line, the purpose of which is to hide the oppression of an entire segment of the population, and the radical intent to do harm. That isn’t “politically correct,” that is just stupid.

And we should name it as such. Don’t take my word for it. Take it from someone who has lived under this practice:

Name it indeed. Call it what it is and stop doing the work for those who wish to wage jihad against us, or implement Sharia Law in Egypt, or in Europe, or in the States. Name it. Call it out. And do not let people get away with justifying these kinds of practices in the name of “tolerance.” Call them out.

  • jj

    Hi Farouk!

  • jj

    Hi Kat.

  • jj

    Hi armymom, below is an interesting article discussing the heresy of “Christian Zionism”. The article will do a better job explaining the heresy better than I can.
    I hope you read it and take its message to heart.

    The Heresy of Christian Zionism:

  • jj

    Hi armymom, I notice you didn’t respond to my quote from St. Paul that there was no longer any Jew or Greek (gentiles), but all are one through Christ. That is what i believe. That is the essence of Christianity. You don’t believe that. You believe Jewish people are chosen. That’s heritical to Christianity.

    By the way, the prophet Muhamad believed as you do. That there was no reason to convert the Jews and that the Jewish people were chosen.

  • armymom

    I don’t like arguing about religion. But I also will not sit back and have someone tell something that just isn’t true, no matter how bad they want it to be. If the Jews are not God’s chosen people, then there would have been no need for Jesus to be a Jew, he could have been from Yonkers. There would be no need in the Bible to have the final battle in Israel, it could be in the Arizona desert. And there would be no need for the new “city” Jeruselam to come down from the sky. It could be Seattle or Cairo. The trouble is jj is arguing salvation vs God’s chosen people, they are intertwined but separate. He/she is not willing to concede that. I think there’s been a lot of hatred taught to jj concerning Israel.

    And believe me, there are better people than me that you should want in your Fox Hole. Although I would be honored, I am not worthy.

  • armymom

    I feel sorry for you. I have not argued the fact that salvation through Jesus is the ONLY way to HEAVEN. NOt once. But what I am telling you is something that you are afraid to see. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the fact that if you actually see it, you would have to change your anti-semitic ways. I have given you many examples, by Paul, in Romans and you choose not to see it. I don’t know if it’s jealousy, or your hatred. Yes, all have to accept Jesus as their savior for their salvation, even the Jews. However, there are many places in Romans and others after Paul that separate out Gentiles from Jews. God chose the Jews from the beginning and that’s a fact. He doesn’t lie, and He doesn’t change. The words from Paul were not put down in Romans just to fill space. There are reasons why they are there and that is to emphacize that God chose the Jews because of Abraham and the promise he made to Abraham. The Jews eyes have been blinded,but that is only temporary so that us Gentiles have a way to Heaven. But the Bible clearly states that the Jews will finally accept Christ and there will be great rejoicing because they are God’s special people. I’m just callin you out on it.

    Now, I’m done discussing religion on Larry’s site. There are many here who are of different faiths, or not faith at all and this is not a site for religious discussion. I will not take up anymore of his band width to keep pointing out scriptures that you just pick and choose to ignore. I’m not sure if it’s just from ignorance or from wrong teaching and therefore that has led to your hatred for the Jews. That has been evident in your posts of anti semite stories that you post. At any rate, this discussion is now over. I will pray for your eyes to open and that you somehow come to peace with your hatred of the Jewish people. After all, you shouldn’t want to post those anti semite stories if you truly believe that you are equal with the Jews and that they’re not God’s chosen people as you believe. There should be no need for you to do that now should there?

  • SeriouslyStrongWoman

    HI armymom, LOL
    If I am ever in a FOX HOLE fighting for my life, I Want you THERE with me, haha!!  GIVE THE RACIST JJ HELL, talking about being a CHRISTIAN when she came to this blog calling us RACIST for defending SWEET WHITE SARAH, HYPROCITE!! 

    HI JJ, ROFL, the new CIVIL TACTIC FROM THE OBAMA CHURCH FEB. NEWS LETTER, LOL!!
    ————–
    Hi Jihaddy

  • jj

    The truth hurts. When you lose an argument you resort to name calling. It’s a sign of your limited inteliigence.

  • jj

    “stop bothering the adults here at NQ”.

    You’re an adult?

  • jj

    If Jews are the “chosen people” then why did St. Paul convert?

    If you believe that the Jews are now God’s chosen people, then you are not a Christian and that is not Christianity. It’s that simple.

    Christianity, as taught by a former Jew St. Paul, says all people, including Jews, have to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.

    It was St. Paul who said, “there is no longer Jew or Greek (gentile), but all are one in Chist.”

    What you believe in is not Christianity. You are welcome to believe it. I’m just calling you out on it.

  • Concerned

    Kathleen, 1 step at a time I suppose :(

    But we will make this world a better place!

  • oowawa

    “Perhaps, men need to stop worshiping their penis and calling it religion.”

    Well, I don’t worship my penis.  In fact, if it acts up, I give it a good spanking . . .