They were caned, rather than stoned to death, so these authorities must be “moderates.” Sharia Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia: “Indonesian couples caned over extramarital affairs,” from AFP, April 7:
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia “” Two couples were caned in Indonesia’s staunchly Muslim Aceh province on Friday after being caught having extramarital affairs, a prosecutor said.
About two hundred people gathered after Friday prayers to watch the four people receive their allotted lashes at a mosque in the city of Jantho, southeast of the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.
Sudirman, 43, and Irdayanti, 34, received nine lashes each.
“The reason for the harsh punishment is that both of them are already married to other people,” prosecutor Bendry Almy said.
The other couple punished were Rudi Setia Yudda, 40, who received seven lashes, and 18-year old Nuramalia, who received four.
Irdayanti, who is married to another man, cried as the punishment was carried out and afterwards fainted. She was treated at a local hospital.
The crowd shouted at Sudirman and Yudda, saying their adulterous behaviour had caused them to be flogged and asking that they be meted out extra lashes….
This is the Sharia that Islamic apologists in the West are insisting is entirely benign, and that only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise.