Islamic law (sharia) is the most brutal and extreme legal system on the face of the earth. It should have been relegated to the dustbin of history after the defeat of the Ottoman caliphate. Instead, enlightened Western elites demand we “respect it” and defame, blacklist and destroy the handful of us who oppose this horror.
Two women are left unable to walk as they are whipped under Sharia law after being caught with men in hotel raid in Indonesia
- Six unmarried couples were arrested in a hotel raid in Banda Aceh, Sumatra
- Unmarried sex is illegal under Aceh’s sharia law and they were flogged in public
- Two couples caned for simply being in a room with member of the opposite sex
- The others were handed 17-25 strokes for ‘intimate relations outside of marriage’
By Afp, 4 March 2019:
Two Indonesian women had to be carried from the scene of a public flogging, after they were whipped for having ‘intimate relations’ with the opposite sex outside marriage.
The women were among six unmarried couples caught in a raid on a hotel in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province last year, and found guilty of breaking Sharia law.
After serving several months in prison, the six women and six men were subjected to a public whipping in the capital Banda Aceh on Monday.
Twelve people were flogged in Aceh province for being found with a member of the opposite sex who wasn’t a relation or having intimate relations outside marriage
The six couples had all been found having intimate relations outside marriage – however two had merely been in the same room as their partner – and were flogged as a result
Four of those arrested were each flogged seven times after being found with a member of the opposite sex who wasn’t a relation.
The others – who were caught in more compromising positions – received between 17-25 strokes for having intimate relations outside of marriage, an official said.
Some women cried out in pain as a masked sharia officer lashed them, and at least two had to be carried from the scene by sharia officers.
Dozens of spectators and journalists watched quietly. Some winced occasionally after the blows, while others used smartphones and tablets to film the spectacle.
Flogging is common for a range of offences in Aceh, a province located at the tip of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay sex.
Human rights groups have slammed public caning as cruel, and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has called for it to end
An Acehnese woman looks down moments before facing a public caning punishment for having an intimate relationship without being married, in Banda Aceh
It is the only province in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law.
‘This law is designed to have a deterrent effect, not only for the offenders but for the spectators who watch the caning,’ said the head of the local public order agency, Marwan, who like many Indonesian goes by one name.
He added: ‘The pain of being flogged is not that bad, the embarrassment is worse.’
Rights groups have slammed public caning as cruel, and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has called for it to end.
But the practice has wide support among Aceh’s mostly Muslim population – around 98 per cent of its five million residents practise Islam.
Aceh adopted religious law after it was granted special autonomy in 2001, an attempt by the central government to quell a long-running separatist insurgency.
In December, two men caught having sex with underage girls were whipped 100 times each.
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