Once again we see that Sharia is brutal and inhumane, contrary to the way it is constantly characterized in the Western media. "Three Men Publicly Flogged for Gambling in Aceh," from the Jakarta Globe, October 5 (thanks to Jay):
Banda Aceh. Three men accused of violating Shariah law were flogged on Friday at Al-Munawwarah Mosque in the Aceh district of Aceh Besar.
The three men, identified as Z. A., 43 years old, M. S., 42, and Al, 40, reportedly received the punishment for gambling.
They were put on a stage in the front yard of the mosque shortly after the Friday prayer, after which officers whipped each of them seven times on their backs.
The spectacle drew a crowd and medical personnel immediately checked on the three men’s conditions after the flogging concluded.
Commenting on the punishment meted out, the secretary general of the Aceh Ulema Association (HUDA), Faisal Ali, said he hoped Aceh would remain consistent in implementing Shariah law, and that the implementation would continually improve.
“The whipping punishment is meant to make the perpetrators learn their lesson, so that they won’t do such forbidden things again in the future,” Faisal said, as quoted by the Indonesian news portal republika.co.id.
What fun they'll have when they take Vegas.