“For the past year, Ansar al-Sharia has imposed Islamic law on areas of Abyan where it still holds sway.”
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, or else so amorphous as to defy categorization. Such notions somehow never make it to places like Yemen.
“Yemen gunmen kill suspected homosexual, police say,” from AFP, September 27:
Gunmen have shot dead a Yemeni man in the south of the country because they suspected he was homosexual, police said on Friday.
One of two men on a motorbike opened fire at the man in his twenties late on Thursday outside his house in Huta, the capital of Lahij province, killing him on the spot.
Police said the attackers, presumed Islamist militants, escaped after the killing, the sixth such murder since the start of the year.
Similar killings in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation’s provinces of Abyan and Aden have been blamed on an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group, Ansar al-Sharia.
For the past year, Ansar al-Sharia has imposed Islamic law on areas of Abyan where it still holds sway.
Its so-called courts have tried and condemned to death several people accused of different crimes. Others have had hands amputated after being “convicted” of theft….