Paul Wilson (14 Oct 2011)
"Not Ready for Amputations, Stonings Under Sharia - Yet"

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October 13, 2011
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MALAYSIA: DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER (PM) SAYS COUNTRY NOT READY FOR AMPUTATIONS,
STONINGS
UNDER SHARIA--YET [Excerpts]

Sharia  is a package deal, as even [Ground Zero Mosque] Imam Rauf knows. As
the
deputy PM makes clear, once Sharia has attained sufficient strength within a
society,
the rest of it will fall into place. A society that has not resisted Sharia
when
it was a minor force will be even less able to do so when it is a major
force.
Hence the gradualist approach in Britain, and as seen here in Malaysia.

Denial is not reform, but often passes for it in the West. The moment a
non-Muslim
notes a troubling tenet of Sharia, Sharia becomes a shape-shifting jellyfish
of
a law: that's not really Sharia, we're told, or that's only Sharia in scary
places
like Saudi Arabia. Or it's  cultural and tribal baggage that could never,
ever happen
in the West because the West is "different" (And how and why is it
different?).
Or those punishments only happen in special cases to very bad people--as if
punishments
like amputation or stoning, which are cruel and unusual in principle, are
any less
so when applied if we really didn't like the  defendant.

And  yet these same punishments appear wherever Sharia gains sufficient
strength.
That, of course, is because they are prescribed in the Qur'an, and in
[hadith]--the
recorded sayings and example of Muhammad--that were deemed reliable
("Sahih," or
"sound") by the consensus of Muslim scholars. That includes amputation for
theft
(Qur'an 5:38) and for "spreading corruption in the land" and "waging war
against
Allah" (5:33), lashes for adultery (24:2:"let no compassion move you"), and
stoning
for adultery (Sahih Bukhari 8.82.816).

(Marisol, Jihad Watch, September 22, 2011,
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/09/
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