Egypt: “The judges have a burning desire to instate shari”a laws regarding Islamic hudud punishments” — stonings, amputations, lashings

“There’s really no such thing as just Sharia, it’s not one monolithic Continuum – Sharia is understood in thousands of different ways over the 1,500 years in which multiple and competing schools of law have tried to construct some kind of civic penal and family law code that would abide by Islamic values and principles, it’s understood in many different ways…” — Reza Aslan

And yet whenever we see Sharia implemented, it looks the same. Now, why is that?

“Senior Egyptian Judge Ahmad Al-Zind in Favor of Implementing Islamic Punishments,” from MEMRI, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Following are excerpts from an interview with Ahmad Al-Zind, chairman of the Egyptian Judges Club, which aired on Dream 2 TV on November 26, 2012:

Ahmad Al-Zind: The judges have a burning desire to instate shari”a laws regarding Islamic hudud punishments and the diya indemnity. The UAE has resolved this issue without problems and in a simple way — the first article of its penal code states that shari”a law will be implemented with regard to the hudud and diya. When shari”a laws are implemented, they leave no room for bargaining. Any country that refrains from implementing these punishments is lacking in many ways. People should not fear the implementation of the hudud punishments, because this could be more lenient to the accused then ta”zir punishment [in which the judge has discretion].

Interviewer: How come?

Ahmad Al-Zind: Let’s consider, for example, the punishment for theft. For you to be able to apply the hudud punishment for theft, the thief must have stolen a certain amount, measured in gold”¦ The value of the stolen goods must reach a certain amount. The crime must have been committed in a locked place. If someone leaves their gold or money in the living room and the maid takes it, she is not subject to the hudud punishment, because the money is considered to have been left unattended. The person who is sentenced to such punishments must have been provided with work and livelihood by society, so that he would not have to steal from others. After all that, if he still steals, his hand is chopped off.

[“¦]

Take, for example, the hudud punishment for fornication. Proving this crime in our time is practically impossible.

Interviewer: You need four witnesses”¦

Ahmad Al-Zind: Credible ones! Yet people terrify you with talk about the hudud.

[“¦]

There is no backwardness in Islam, and people who claim otherwise are backward themselves. Allah’s mercy towards His servants is evident in the fact that the person administering lashings places a notebook in his armpit, preventing him from inflicting pain by raising his arm too high, lest the notebook should fall.

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  1. says

    There is just so much wrong with this guy, it’s hard to know where to begin. But let us just pick one topic this zombie screeches incomprehensibly:

    Quote:

    Ahmad Al-Zind: Let’s consider, for example, the punishment for theft. For you to be able to apply the hudud punishment for theft, the thief must have stolen a certain amount, measured in gold… The value of the stolen goods must reach a certain amount. The crime must have been committed in a locked place. If someone leaves their gold or money in the living room and the maid takes it, she is not subject to the hudud punishment, because the money is considered to have been left unattended. The person who is sentenced to such punishments must have been provided with work and livelihood by society, so that he would not have to steal from others. After all that, if he still steals, his hand is chopped off.

    So, the stolen item has to worth something in gold (unspecified, mind you) and the thief must first be employed. I’m curious.

    Remember this story from three days ago?

    100 Lashes for giving someone a drink of water

    From the original WashPo article (edited)..

    But the price of escape has been steep. Maman Dedeou, a 22-year-old laborer, has no job in Bamako, where he lives with relatives who are also refugees. Like them, all he possesses are bitter memories.

    “I just eat and sleep,” he said, raising his injured right arm, wrapped in a thick white bandage, as an explanation.

    Dedeou, the laborer, suffered even more. He recalled having no lawyer when he stood before an Islamic judge on charges of stealing a mattress.

    Dedeou woke up in a hospital. His right hand had been amputated.

    An Islamist fighter, standing guard at his bedside, uttered a judgment that Dedeou said he could never forget:

    “This is the punishment God has decided for you.”

    Dedeou was accused of stealing a mattress. Thus, he had his right hand chopped off.

    Question: What is the value of a mattress in gold these days in Mali?

    So, dear Ahmad Al-Zind, you can take your “precious” sharia and hudud punishments and shove them up your a##!

    I have had more than enough of these freaks and their barbaric 7th century bedouin savagery!

  2. says

    The Southern Sudanese have told me that when these laws were introduced (the 80s) somehow it was the SS who were targetted for hudud punishments, even though they were not Muslim.

    I guess the “human element” comes up even when “divine law” is imposed.

    What a surprise!

  3. says

    Sharia law comes DIRECT from Allah (Quran)
    and the “best example” (Q.33:21) of Muhammad (hadith)

    Punishment in Bukhari
    Sahih Bukhari, Book 81: Limits and Punishments set by Allah (Hudood)

    Book 81, No. 764, 767 “The Prophet beat a drunk with palm-leaf stalks and shoes. And Abu Bakr [close companion of Muhammad & father of Aisha] gave (such a sinner) forty lashes.”

    http://schnellmann.org/bukhari–the-prophet-lashed-him-because-of-drinking-alcohol.html

  4. says

    The old notebook in the armpit trick…How compassionate…However, I seem to remember Quran 24:2 which has Allah saying to show no compassion while lashing…Either Allah changed his mind, or Al-Zind is lying…I wonder which it is?

  5. says

    Egypt: “The judges have a burning desire to instate shari’a laws regarding Islamic hudud punishments” — stonings, amputations, lashings
    …………………………..

    And any Egyptian judges who don’t share this “burning desire” will likely not remain on the bench for long…

    More:

    …And yet whenever we see Sharia implemented, it looks the same. Now, why is that?
    …………………………..

    Of course”it’s the same bloody system. Anything else is just Taqiyya.

    More:

    When shari’a laws are implemented, they leave no room for bargaining.
    …………………………..

    That’s part of that “let not compassion move you” imperative…

    More:

    Any country that refrains from implementing these punishments is lacking in many ways. People should not fear the implementation of the hudud punishments, because this could be more lenient to the accused…
    …………………………..

    Ah…right. Leniency”*that’s* why these judges have a “burning desire” to institute floggings, amputations, and stoning…sarc/off

    More:

    Ahmad Al-Zind: Let’s consider, for example, the punishment for theft. For you to be able to apply the hudud punishment for theft…
    …………………………..

    What *absolute crap*. Maids are flogged for theft all the time. And in places utterly lacking in rules of evidence, false accusations of all kind are *rife*.

    More:

    Take, for example, the hudud punishment for fornication. Proving this crime in our time is practically impossible.

    Interviewer: You need four witnesses…

    Ahmad Al-Zind: Credible ones! Yet people terrify you with talk about the hudud.
    …………………………..

    More crap. 75% of the women in prison in Pakistan are in for crimes of “Zina”, which can range from genuine adultery to such “crimes” as speaking to an unrelated male or even refusing a forced marriage. The numbers are much the same for Afghanistan.

    And in many places, women have been flogged or even *stoned to death* for the “crime” of *reporting rape*, which is taken as proof of “unlawful sex”. A little 13-year-old victim of gang rape was stoned to death in Somalia recently.

    “Amnesty International: “Woman” stoned to death in Somalia was 13-year-old rape victim”

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2008/11/amnesty-international-woman-stoned-to-death-in-somalia-was-13-year-old-rape-victim.html

    More:

    There is no backwardness in Islam, and people who claim otherwise are backward themselves. Allah’s mercy towards His servants is evident in the fact that the person administering lashings places a notebook in his armpit, preventing him from inflicting pain by raising his arm too high, lest the notebook should fall.
    …………………………..

    Ah, yes. I’m sure the illiterate “Prophet” had a “notebook” that he used in the above manner…what absolute crap.

    Here’s a poor little girl who was *flogged to death* in Bangladesh:

    “Bangladesh: 15-year-old girl dies during punishment straight out of the Qur’an”

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/02/bangladesh-15-year-old-girl-dies-during-punishment-straight-out-of-the-quran.html

    Shari’ah is savagery wherever it goes.

  6. says

    Sounds like blatant thievery to me, maids notwithstanding.

    Yup, in our book, it is. But to the zombies this irony is completely lost on them.

    It only shows how far these dodo birds will contort themselves into sharia pretzels to protect their moon god cult.

    Gotta love it!