After all, it wasn’t as if the victims were Muslims. 14-19 years in prison for murdering Christians? It’s an outrage!
“…[I]f a Muslim deliberately murders another Muslim he falls under the law of retaliation and must by law be put to death by the next of kin. But if a non-Muslim who dies at the hand of a Muslim has by lifelong habit been a non-Muslim, the penalty of death is not valid. Instead the Muslim murderer must pay a fine and be punished with the lash….Since Islam regards non-Muslims as on a lower level of belief and conviction, if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim”¦then his punishment must not be the retaliatory death, since the faith and conviction he possesses is loftier than that of the man slain…Islam and its peoples must be above the infidels, and never permit non-Muslims to acquire lordship over them.” “” Sultanhussein Tabandeh, A Muslim Commentary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1970.
“Muslims given prison for beheading schoolgirls,” from WorldNetDaily.com (thanks to all who sent this in):
Three Muslim extremists have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the ambush of four Indonesian schoolgirls, three of whom were decapitated — with their heads wrapped in plastic and delivered to nearby villages.
While the sentences of 14-19 years may seem light considering the horrific crime, the minister at large for Open Doors USA, a Christian ministry that has worked in the area of Indonesia where the attack happened, said it not only is a relatively severe penalty, it also is raising fears of violence as the Christmas season approaches.
The report of the sentences comes from Compass Direct News, which confirmed Rahman Kalahe was given 19 years, Agus Nur Huhammad was given 14 years and Yudi Heryanto 10 years after being found guilty of beheading Theresia Morangke and Yarni Samubue, 15, and Alfita Poliwo, 17, in an Oct. 29, 2005, attack.
A fourth girl attacked, Noviana Malewa, then 15, was seriously hurt but survived the machete attack.
As WND reported earlier, three militant Islamists earlier were given prison sentences of 14 and 20 years for their part in the girls’ deaths.
Islamist Hasanuddin, the son-in-law of Islamist militant leader Adnan Arsal, reportedly has trained in the Philippines with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. He said the attack on the schoolgirls was in revenge for Christians killing Muslims during the early stages of the sectarian conflict in Central Sulawesi.
Hasanuddin was given 20 years in prison for masterminding the attack and Lilik Purnomo and Irwanto Irano each got 14 years as accomplices.
Paul Estabrooks, of Open Doors USA told WND the sentences may appear light from a Western perspective. But he said in a culture dominated by Islam, it is a serious statement, and also will bring “some closure” for Christians in the region.
“The interesting thing is the timing,” he said. “The last few Christmases have been pretty violent (in the region). “¦ There is some concern this would inflame the sectarian violence of the area again.”