Sharia - Islamic moral laws
Talk about the craziest laws of all…
It is difficult for me to even imagine beating my spouse to keep them in check, murdering my daughter for being a teenager or selling another to the highest bidder… and being within the law and serving God by doing so.
This in fact may be the best example of why criminal and civil law should not be combined with ones personal spirituality.
Islamic laws have long been a source of controversy.
Last week I read a story about a young teen girl murdered by her family. Her crime? liking another teen boy and rejecting the 55 year old man her family wished her to marry. The choice was of her heart, the punishment, death, was imposed by her family and accepted by all. No one will stand trial or be jailed for murder.
Rape in many Islamic countries also has harsh punishments, not for the rapist, but for the victim. Many times the women are jailed for being raped. The laws are strict and normally protect the men and punish the victimized women.
For which crimes does the Quran mandate specific punishments?
Five crimes known as the Hadd offenses, committing them is considered an affront to God. They are:
Islam commands that drinkers and gamblers should be whipped.
In 2001, Iranian officials sentenced three men to flogging not only for illicit sex , but also for drinking alcohol.
In 2005, in Nigeria a sharia court ordered that a drinker should be caned eighty strokes.
In 2005, in the Indonesian province of Aceh, fifteen men were caned in front of a mosque for gambling. This was done publicly so all could see and fear. Eleven others are scheduled to undergo the same penalty for gambling.
After going through two previous confusing stages before coming down hard on drinkers and gamblers, the Quran finally prohibits alcohol and gambling in Sura 5:90—91; they do not prescribe the punishment of flogging, but the hadith does. A poor ‘criminal’ was brought to Muhammad who became angry:
Islam commands that a male and female thief must have a hand cut off.
Islam allows husbands to hit their wives even if the husbands merely fear highhandedness in their wives.
Islam commands that highway robbers should be crucified or mutilated.
These are also the same sets of laws that beat teens to death for holding hands and lynched gay men for being gay. Many of these executions for moral law breaking are held in public to teach society the nature of Gods punishments… too bad God has very little to do with any of this and its all done for men to play God and show off their power and commitment to terror to keep that power.
18 Comments posted on "Sharia - Islamic moral laws"
Carla Hensley on November 13th, 2008 at 3:21 am #
Elyssa on December 19th, 2008 at 1:32 am #
wow that is so awful that people where treated like that it depressed me very much and it is awful that people where hung for now reason.
Elyssa on December 19th, 2008 at 1:34 am #
it hurts me to look at it. it is herrific sceen . its complicated i hate looking at the pics it scares me
Chopper Reid on January 24th, 2009 at 4:23 am #
All fags should be hanged or be headed
LHJ on February 24th, 2009 at 7:44 pm #
I wish I wasn’t born in this millenium.
I feel sad! on February 27th, 2009 at 8:34 am #
I am gay and terribly sad about this. I can’t believe how horribly these people are tortured before being killed. These middle est cultures are dangerous and are blending in with western culture. I do not want to live to see those horrible crimes done in the name of religion here i the us. Dear “Chopper Raid” I would rather be hanged or beheaded than have to live in a world filled with people like you. Where do you get your reasoning from the bible? Did Jesus not say “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment.And second: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’
cant we all just get along on May 25th, 2009 at 10:42 pm #
Actually neither WWII nor Iraq was fueled by religion. WWII was fueled by Hitler a man who wanted to conquer the world and subsequently punish all the countries involved in WWI and anti-Semitism is not a religion it is like racism, Hitler as well as many deceived German people believed the cause of there economic problems was due to the Jewish people, and although Judaism is a religion, they did not initiate a conflict nor did they ask to be murdered by the masses. Japan joined because they to saw an opportunity to put Japan back on the map, and Hitler was very persuasive hence the fact he had so many followers. The Iraq war was about money as most wars are. the United States has never and will never enter into war with a country just to be a hero there has to be monetary compensation, which is why we never cared that Saddam Hussein murdered thousands (the government will swear they did but that was going on for ages) the US government also did not care about what was happening in Rwanda (again no money no benefit). Oh and some of the bloodiest wars (i.e. civil wars) were fought over differing opinions or money, not religion (example our civil war, slavery vs. non slavery, more lives were lost in a single day during that war than other day in history). yes there have been many extremists in religions of all kinds that caused mass murder, chaos etcetera but let us speak intelligently when using examples a better example would have been the crusades, that was a misguided religious fallout. Also, someone may claim to be of a certain religion, and may not be. Most governments and dictators use religion to manipulate people, not because they actually believe in that religion, they just bank on the idea that other people will, and that the majority of people actually do not, educate themselves on there religion and therefore have no idea what they stand for or truly believe. So they just believe whatever there told because they never do their own research. A tree is known by its fruit I can take an apple tree and tell you it’s a lemon tree but you would clearly look at the tree and its fruit and see I was not being honest. People kill people, not religion or ideas. if people did not exist then your right the world would be a beautiful place, empty but beautiful! If we could only learn to agree to disagree the world would be a peaceful place!
NEILY F on August 6th, 2009 at 12:53 pm #
To think that women in this day and age can’t have the same quality of life men have these days is absolute B.S it doesn’t matter which country we live in or which religon these people practice it’s just out of order.
Mehdi on August 17th, 2009 at 10:13 am #
I’m a moslem. against our religion and shiaa (one of famous branch of Islam) hand of Thief would be cut base on 26 agumented condition. If U know better about real islam U would accept why there is no god prophet after mohammed. so its the point in human history that he can think and select based on its basis.
Jesus on January 26th, 2010 at 12:29 am #
Ha Ha Ha!! The Bible says the same thing!! Crazy, evil Christians!!!
chitty bang bang on July 8th, 2010 at 5:54 am #
hey-ho, cheeky little muslim,
you’re a muslim, dirty little muslim. you’re a muslim, scruffy little tramp,
praise alan, whoever he is…
mohamed on February 20th, 2011 at 8:05 am #
i come to realize islam is nothing but
i_love_you on March 9th, 2011 at 3:12 am #
i am muslim, and from afghanistan. this page is making people believe things that had happened yeears ago, for you immature people (chitty bang bang) how do you think that makes us feel? we dont go around calling christians and jews and other religions dirty and what not. please update this website. it really pissed me off.noone has any right to say anything about any religion. just cause it may be true and SOME muslims may beat there wives and may be terrorists, DOESN’T mean we all are. i hear stories about americans beating there wives. alot of them are on the tyra show. but i dont think you all beat them. also whenever an american kills his wife, or is a terrorists, its no big deal. but when a muslim slaps his wife or anything its the biggest news of all. SORRY BUT I JUST THINK MOST OF YOU GUYS ARE IMMATURE.and please go do some studying.!
ace on March 10th, 2011 at 11:23 am #
Christians do u eve realize that u all r ass holes. people flock to islam for nothing? u ppl r just afraid.. be that way all ur miserable life where ur sister`s r raped. mother`s feel proud to be milf. get on with it. e have generations left.
Voice of Reason on July 22nd, 2011 at 2:48 pm #
Wow. Ignorance and hate runs rampant once again. For one thing, religion is not what has caused wars and suffering throughout time…human beings are. People are dark by nature. We are selfish. We are capable of looking at another person and seeing them as a soulless object with no value or importance.
The reality of the situation, be it Christianity, Islam, Atheism, vegitarianism, Monday night football, gambling or whatever it is people worship…it’s almost always a simple and peaceful idea that is skewed and destroyed by the individual to fit their own greedy wants.
As a Christian, it’s refreshing to see that poster earlier quote “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The new testament is very clear…hate the sin not the sinner. Not once do we see Jesus Christ “hanging or beheading” anyone. War and oppression is not at all what the Bible teaches, yet many who claim to be Christians have been responsible for the death and torture of millions throughout history. These people are not really Christians, as they are doing things completely contrary to what defines a Christian…the Bible.
One of my favorite quotes is from Tyler Durden from the movie Fight Club. “Sticking feathers in your butt does not make you a chicken.” Look back in history at all of the people who have been responsible for the great religious wars throughout history. I can’t speak for other religions as I’m not an expert, but I can tell you this…not one of the “Christians” who were responsible were actually Christians at all. They were selfish monsters who claimed to be so. Don’t be ignorant. Don’t paint with a wide brush. Any Christian you have ever met who is a total prick, who looks down on you and judges you because you’re not like them…that person is not a Christian in any way. He’s an asshole. Real Christians strive not to be like that…and sadly, real Christians are not all that common these days.
MSM on December 19th, 2011 at 6:55 am #
son of a bitch believing and culture
rabbiitt on April 9th, 2012 at 1:25 am #
Screw all you religous nuts life would be better without your false sense of faith christianity islam whatever your faith it is wrong people have been killed in the name of god hahahahahahahahah what a joke. God we are our own gods your gods are mean unjust disgusting perverted unempathetic unfair spitefull if your god was real why do good things happen for bad people how can he let people suffer how can he let us destroy this beautiful world….oh and your new testament you cant change a book to coincide with modern times it is blasphemy ……didnt god make eve from adam…..isnt that incest since they had sex and had kids how the hell can a man stick a billion animals on a boat then disperse them around the world your a fucking joke all of you and you make me sick ilsam muslims christans love your neighbor my ass raping little boys in the name of god beating your wives forcing young women to marry their rapist killing homosexuals its all wrong and fucking you for continuing a decadent belief hope we as a people will forget your pitifull attempts at forcing people to beleive in a higher power though fear and lies
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