Yet Sharia apologists in the West such as Faisal Abdul Rauf and Reza Aslan constantly tell us that Sharia is benign and completely compatible with Western notions of human rights. Such notions somehow never make it to places like Huta.
“Qaeda suspects kill ‘gay’ man in Yemen, security source says,” from AFP, August 29 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen on Thursday shot dead a Yemeni man because they believed he was a homosexual, a security official told AFP.
“Armed Al-Qaeda suspects on a motorbike opened fire on 29-year-old Salem Ahmed Hasan in a market in Huta,” capital of the southern province of Lahj, the official said, adding the man died immediately.
He said the man was targeted because the attackers thought he was a homosexual.
Another four men have been killed in similar attacks on supposedly “gay” men in Huta this year.
The latest such attack was in July when suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen shot and wounded a man only days after they killed another in similar circumstances….
During their control of areas in southern Yemen, the Islamist militants imposed a strict version of Islamic law on residents, executing or lashing those they accused of various crimes. Those accused of theft had their hands severed.
There is actually no version of Islamic law that does not contain such provisions. They are just not always fully enforced.