Like Daniel Greenfield states in the TT’s side bar, “Islam is not a personal religion, it is a religion of the public space.”
It affects every single person that comes within its sphere of influence, meaning both Muslims and people of other faiths and beliefs.
FIRST CHRISTIAN LASHED FOR VIOLATING ISLAMIC LAW IN INDONESIA
How long until it’s the first Christian lashed for violating Islamic law in Malmo or Dearborn?
For her crime, violating the tenets of a faith she does not observe, the courts offered two punishments.
Option one: time in a grim jailhouse. Option two: nearly 30 lashes with a cane wielded by a anonymous man, hooded and clad in black robes, as her neighbors watched.
She chose the latter.
Such was the fate of Remita Sinaga, 60, a rare Christian living in Aceh, one of the most stridently Islamic corners of Asia.
Each blow is dealt by an official, robed in dark cloth from head to toe, who humiliates the accused on a public stage. Crowds are invited to jeer and film beatings with their mobile phones.
Sinaga, however, simply bowed her head. Clad in a lavender-colored hood, she stared at her feet as the flogger landed 28 blows on her back.