Brutal. This is what sharia boils down to, the beating into the minds of the people the fear of the state and religious authority. Yes there is the private individual ritual sharia hocus pocus Muslims carry out in their daily, individual lives and families, but that is overshadowed by the state’s rod of fear.
H/T: Scottish Infidel
Medieval justice… in the 21st Century: Woman caned in front of a baying mob for having an affair
Last updated at 2:29 PM on 9th April 2011
A woman flinches as she is about to be repeatedly caned for having an extramarital affair.
Irdayanti Mukhtar, 34, received nine lashes by Sharia Police for having a relationship with another man, even though she is said to be in the process of divorcing her husband.
The harsh punishment was meted out in front of a crowd of 200 people outside the Al Munawwarah Mosque in Jantho, Indonesia.
Mukhtar had been sentenced to the punishment the previous day by a Sharia court where prosecutors said that she was guilty of being in ‘close proximity’ to another man.
Under Sharia law the offence carries a maximum beating of nine strokes with a cane or a minimum of three.