“And the thief, male and female: cut off the hands of both, as a recompense for what they have earned, and a punishment exemplary from God; God is All-mighty, All-wise. ” — Qur’an 5:38
This is Sharia. Opponents of anti-Sharia laws in the U.S. have never adequately explained why this and other noxious elements of Sharia will not be part of Islamic law as they observe it here. They say Muslims are bound to obey the laws of the land in which they find themselves, but they conveniently fail to mention that Muslims are also bound to try to bring Sharia to those lands. And the media, as clueless and/or complicit as ever, never challenges Sharia advocates such as the Imam Faisal Abdul “Man of Peace” Rauf, or Ibrahim “Honest Ibe” Hooper, or Boy Reza Aslan with questions about this.
“Somali militants chop man’s arm off,” by Abdulkadir Khalif in Africa Review, April 13 (thanks to David):
Somalia Islamic militants Al-Shabaab Thursday amputated the hand of a man accused of theft at Alamada, 18km south of Mogadishu.
The amputation of the young man, identified only as Mohamed, was witnessed by a large crowd of onlookers.
An Al-Shabaab official at the scene said Mohamed was found guilty of stealing clothes.
“A sharp sword was used to slash the right hand away,” confirmed witnesses who did not want their names mentioned for security reasons….