“Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment.” — Qur’an 5:33
Ground Zero Mosque Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf on bringing Sharia to the U.S.: “the only truly clashing area is the penal code, and no Muslim has the intention of introducing that to America. The penal code is the area that people in the Western world are worried about — but these are things that aren’t even observed today in most of the Muslim world. Apart from the Taliban and a few places like that, where do you see this happening?”
Yemen. “Yemeni thief to have hand, foot amputated,” from AFP, September 15:
SANAA – A Yemeni court on Sunday ordered the amputation of the right hand and left foot of a man convicted of robbery, the official Saba news agency said.
The court in Sanaa found Abdulrahman al-Juri guilty of attacking a man and robbing a sum of cash he was transporting in a vehicle belonging to a money exchange firm, Saba reported.
Amputation of limbs is a punishment stipulated by sharia, or Islamic law for robbery….
At least AFP didn’t say that it was “a punishment stipulated by a strict form of sharia,” as such stories usually do.