Oh, those Saudi Islamophobes. Don’t they know that only those who Misunderstand Islam actually enforce the punishment mandated by Qur’an 5:38?
From AFP (thanks to Twostellas):
An Egyptian pickpocket has had his right hand cut off in Saudi Arabia for robbing visitors to Islam’s holiest site, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the official news agency SPA said.
Amro Mohammed Zarif Nasr was found guilty of theft inside the mosque in the holy city in the west of the kingdom and was sentenced to amputation, the agency quoted an interior ministry statement as announcing.
Theft from the Grand Mosque and from the Mosque of the Prophet Mohammed at Medina – the second most holy site for Muslims – can be punished by amputation of the hand up to the wrist, with repeat offenders losing both hands.