“As for the thief, both male and female, cut off their hands. It is the reward of their own deeds, an exemplary punishment from Allah. Allah is Mighty, Wise.” — Qur’an 5:38.
But you really have to know Arabic to understand it, right? You really can’t just take one verse out of context and try to make something of it, right?
“Somalia Islamists cut off thief’s hand,” from The Associated Press, January 28 (thanks to all who sent this in):
MOGADISHU, Somalia: Islamic militants who are on Washington’s list of terror groups have cut off the hand of a man convicted of stealing fishing nets, officials said Wednesday.
The Islamic group, al-Shabab, is imposing a strict form of Islam with punishments including lashings and stonings that have drawn fear and trepidation in this Muslim country. In one case, the group stoned a 13-year-old girl to death for adultery even though her parents said she was a rape victim.
Mohamed Sahal Iidle, a judge in the port town of Kismayo, said Wednesday that a 26-year-old man had his hand cut off late Tuesday for stealing three sacks full of fishing nets worth $300 (â‚¬227) from a businesswoman.
“He screamed once after his hand was cut off,” said witness Ibrahim Yare. “Then nurses whisked him away.”…