Gaza: Hamas takes another step toward Sharia, to introduce lashing

lashing“Hamas has enforced a stringent interpretation of Islamic law in Gaza since violently taking power there in 2007.” In reality, there is no significant non-stringent interpretation of Islamic law (Sharia). Islamic law is remarkably similar in character wherever it has been implemented. There are many areas of the Islamic world — indeed, most Muslim countries at this point — where Sharia is not implemented in its fullness, but this is not because they have a different understanding of Islamic law. They just have chosen, for various reasons, not to apply many of its provisions.

“Coming Soon to Gaza: Lashes in Criminal Code,” by Dalit Halevi for Israel National News, March 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Hamas is taking another step towards the full implementation of strict Islamic Sharia law in Gaza, and is planning to introduce a penalty of lashes for certain criminal offenses.

Nafez Al-Madhoun, the secretary of Hamas’s parliament in Gaza, said on Tuesday that the government is working on passing a new law pertaining to lashes. Speaking in an interview with a local newspaper, Madhoun said that the provisions of the new law will include a range of between 80 lashes for major offenses to 20 lashes for minor crimes.

Madhoun further explained that a change in the Penal Code to include lashes is required, in light of the reality where the current law does not deter criminals, who view the Gaza prisons as a place for a vacation.

He also noted that the lashes can accumulate depending on the number of offenses of which the defendant was convicted in court. If the convicted criminal’s life may be in danger due to the lashes, they may be done in several batches.

Hamas has enforced a stringent interpretation of Islamic law in Gaza since violently taking power there in 2007.

The group has banned women and teenagers from smoking hookahs in public, ordered that women’s clothing stores are not allowed to have dressing rooms, men cannot have hairdressing salons for women and that mannequins shaped like women must be dressed in modest clothing.

The group also introduced a strict dress code for female university students, demanding that they wear “modest clothing”.

Last year the Hamas government banned residents of Gaza from participating in the national reality singing show “New Star”, which follows the same format as popular U.S. shows “American Idol” and “The X-Factor.”

Hamas claimed the program was “indecent,” adding it contradicts the customs and traditions of the Gaza community.

Despite Hamas’s moves, the extremist Salafists in Gaza say that Hamas is not strict enough for their liking. The Salafists hope to wrest control of Gaza from Hamas and install a Sharia-bound regime instead.

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    • Anthony says

      Not possible. He/she/it is already here in Ontario, Canada and is part of the Ontario Liberals.

      • Stephen Poole says

        … Most o’ the people in the pic lQQk like they have nothin’ better ta do … OX …

      • Stephen Poole says

        … That was just funny, Anthony !! … We have an openly gay Premiere here … She won’t get elected unless Florida freezes over … OX …

        • Carolyne says

          There is no doubt in my mind that Obama is indeed one of them. His every move indicates his adherence to islam and I believe he is moving us toward a Grand Caliphate.

  1. Alec Bursop says

    Islamic law is repugnant to the civilized world, as are those who support it by using it’s grotesque inhumane methods to subjugate it’s people.
    Do Hamas or the Salafists actually believe that they are ever likely to find support for their methods and ideology in the western world? No very much to the contrary, with every passing day and with every new revelation of brutality there is a growing revulsion in the civilized world that leads us to despise them for what they are – worse than animals.
    They govern by fear alone, and once this is fully appreciated by those who are subjected to it, hopefully the people will rise up and throw them all into the burning pyre of hell where they belong.

    • Alex Bursop says

      In answer to Terra, the AntiChrist has already arisen and it is ISLAM itself – make no mistake of that.

    • Defcon 4 says

      @Alec Bursop

      You’re ASSuming, the “people” don’t support these islamic punishments. You’re projecting your values on them.

      • Alec Bursop says

        @Defcon 4
        You are correct in what you say, but these are the only values that I have, which I consider to be moderate.
        I find it impossible to come to terms with their behaviour in their own lands let alone our own , and I fear that this could well spread to us in the west unless it is stopped where it is now.
        Granted that their own people have voted them into power, but was that with or without the certain knowledge of all that all this entailed, including the extent of their uncompromising religious law and their inhumane punishments?
        I was under the impression that the cement that held them together was more to do with their unilateral hatred of Israel, Zionists and Jews.
        Or maybe these Arab states comprise of a people who know no more than to be masochists and murderers, who knows?
        Having said this, I fervently believe that we have the right to pass judgement on other societies that demonstrate a blatant disregard for human life, whether it be for their own citizens or our own.

        • gravenimage says

          Alec Bursop wrote:

          I was under the impression that the cement that held them together was more to do with their unilateral hatred of Israel, Zionists and Jews.
          ………………………………

          Yes, but that’s not all. Hamas are mainstream Muslim, so their ideology includes both virulent Jew-hatred *and* a desire to impose brutal Shari’ah law in the territory they have seized.

  2. Jan says

    I wonder how the useful idiots, dhimmiwit ‘liberals’ and anti-Semites masquerading as ‘anti-Zionists’ will reconcile *this* with their castigation of *Israel* as an anti-democratic, wicked and cruel apartheid state ?

    They will probably ignore it, or somehow twist it so that it turns out to be Israel’s *fault*, since everything else is !

    • Islamisdeath says

      By saying it’s their culture and religion and is therefore to be protected! Poor, poor fools! They castigate “American Exceptionalism” yet despite all evidence to the contrary not to
      mention their own idiotic totally support of it they say “oh that can never happen in the US! They are driving us all to the ledge by snapping the whip of demonic Islam!! We will all perish because of the brain dead left who is in control!

  3. Charli Main says

    Islam, created by Satan to destroy Judaeo-Christianity and spread death and destruction through the World.
    Satan will fail and He and His Muslim armies will be obliterated at Armageddon and Mecca, His seat on Earth will be vaporized.

    • Alec Bursop says

      If you leave out any of the Judeo-Christian teachings and beliefs, and whether you are a Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Sikh, non-practicing Moslem, Hindu, Pagan, Agnostic, Atheist, Black, White, Yellow or of any other colour or religious belief, the facts remain the same.
      Islam, or more particularly radical Islam is a curse upon society.
      In the name of their God they have carried out the most outrageous and despicable acts of terror against their own people and the rest of us living within civilized societies throughout the world.
      Their brutal suppression of their own people is staggering, and without bounds.
      In terms of what we can do about it, I fear there is little that we can in Moslem-controlled countries.
      As for the rest of us in the western world we could always group together and remove it in it’s totality from our societies, leaving those nations where it is the indigenous faith to sort it out for themselves.

      • Defcon 4 says

        @Alec Bursop

        Your concept of “radical islam” presupposes the existence of a non-radical
        islam. Where, exactly, is non-radical islam being practiced again?

        • Alec Bursop says

          Yes there is such a thing as non-radical Islam, and this can be demonstrated by the many practicing and non-practicing Moslems who live peacefully throughout Europe, and who collectively deplore the terrorist activities of their radical brethren.
          I do not agree with any part of the Qur’an, but clearly these non-radical Moslems adhere to the more peaceful and less warlike interpretations of that book.
          The radical Moslems put entirely different interpretations on what they read, and use that for their own political ends in their own countries and throughout Europe and the USA.
          The argument has been mooted that the Qur’an as a whole should be banned because, depending upon how you read it and what one wants it to say, can lead to deliberate misinterpretation and misuse.
          However banning this book would not solve the issue of far right-wing extremist Mullahs remaining the spoken word of radical Islam, and only an outright ban on the religion might go some way to stemming the ill effects of it in our societies.

        • says

          @Alec Bursop

          “but clearly these non-radical Moslems adhere to the more peaceful and less warlike interpretations of that book.”

          I agree that there are many Muslim who simply want to live peacefully with non-Muslims. That’s because they don’t follow the teachings and the examples of Muhammad. They are too decent to imitate their own prophet, they are NOMINAL Muslims.
          These Muslims are ashamed of their Qur’an, their interpretation of their holy book is all wrong.
          There is no moderate Islam. Moderate Muslim ARE NOT true Muslims. Moderate Muslims are waiting for some education and/or protection, then, they will be the first to spit on Muhammad and on his filthy book.
          Many of them are already doing just that!

          http://crossmuslims.blogspot.ca/2014/01/egyptian-muslims-tear-up-quran.html

        • Defcon 4 says

          @Alec Bursop

          The only reason the “peaceful” scuzzlums exist in western style democracies is because they don’t have the necessary political power to enforce the dictates of their Jew hating, intolerant death cult on the recalcitrant kafir yet.

          Which muslime states don’t persecute people of other faiths and enforce aspects of Sharia law again?

        • gravenimage says

          Alec Bursop wrote:

          Yes there is such a thing as non-radical Islam, and this can be demonstrated by the many practicing and non-practicing Moslems who live peacefully throughout Europe, and who collectively deplore the terrorist activities of their radical brethren…
          …………………………

          I wouldn’t count on this, Alec. In polls, a disturbing number of Muslims in Europe and the rest of the West make it quite clear that they support both Jihad terror and the imposition of barbaric Shari’ah.

          The greater the percentage of Muslims in any society, the more violent, aggressive, and demanding they become.

          We see how bad Europe is now, where no EU country has a Muslim population of more than about 8%.

          They are not practicing a “non-radical” version of Islam; they are just waiting until they have the numbers to get *really* ugly.

      • mortimer says

        We don’t allow the Aztec religion with its human sacrifices. We should not allow the bloodthirsty Allah ANYWHERE in the world.

        • says

          “We don’t allow the Aztec religion with its human sacrifices.”

          Remember, we do the same thing – we just use preborn babies.

  4. Diane Harvey says

    “If the convicted criminal’s life may be in danger due to the lashes, they may be done in several batches.”

    Ahh, the ever-present Muslim problem/dilemma. Is carrying out the punishment in batches Islamic?

    Lashing was intended in many cases to be death sentence with extreme cruelty. And as a deterrent to those forced to watched.

    • Stephen Poole says

      … Most o’ the people in the pic lQQk like they have nothin’ better ta do … OX …

  5. ploome says

    what is the problem?

    That is their culture..they want it…they voted for it…

    they got it!

  6. Ritchie says

    By 2050, this will be a daily and public event in london applies to muslims and non muslims alike

    • Islamisdeath says

      Yep true we in the west are being sold into slavery by our leaders who will gladly go ass up for Islam as they believe in nothing anyway and they know the Islamic elite are not enslaved to Islamic BS. The Saudi sheiks for example do as they please. By inflicting Islam on the masses they will have complete control and the world will revert to medieval feudalism!

  7. citycat says

    I don’t think it is really possible to misinterpret the koran.
    I’ve not seen or read any that are particularly ambiguous.
    Islam is conscious and deliberate war as clearly stated in the koran.
    What are the peaceful interpretations?
    Is there one line of divine inspiration in the Koran?
    One line of holy wisdom?

  8. herkey says

    sharia law is fine for the muslim savages! it has been their way of life for a very long time! PLEASE KEEP IT IN MUZZIE LAND! DONT COME HERE WITH IT!

  9. gravenimage says

    Gaza: Hamas takes another step toward Sharia, to introduce lashing
    …………………………….

    This doesn’t surprise me in the least, given how many other aspects of Shari’ah Hamas has already imposed.

    How long before we see amputations and stoning there?

    And *these* are the barbarians civilized Israel has on their doorstep. Remember when they gave up Gaza, in hopes that the “Palestinians” would show gratitude and respond peacefully? What a vain hope *that* was…

  10. Stephen Poole says

    … He believes in The Trinity, Crusader Prime … Plus, too !! many Budweisers … OX …

  11. john spielman says

    i agree, Artiewhitefox, God doesnot allow any one to carry out His punishments for Him, as He said Vengence is Mine I will repay. Islam is a pseudotheocracy with evil men carrying out Allah/Satan’s will!