Some were found guilty of looting, which would put the hand amputation in this context: “[As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [punishment] from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Qur’an 5:38)
This is, of course, not Boko Haram’s “strict interpretation of Sharia,” this is Sharia as understood by all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, based directly on the Qur’an.
Anyway, remember: to oppose Sharia in the U.S., and to call for anti-Sharia laws, is racist, bigoted, and “Islamophobic.” In the mainstream discourse, the idea that one might simply wish not to see the hands of one’s fellow citizens amputated is not allowed to be considered.
“Nigeria: Boko Haram Cuts Hands Off Civilians for not Following Sharia Law,” by Ludovica Iaccino, International Business Times, November 4, 2014 (thanks to Twostellas):
Witnesses have said Boko Haram members cut off the hands of at least 10 people who did not follow sharia law implemented in the recently occupied town of Mubi(YouTube)
Members of Nigerian terror group Boko Haram have cut off the hands of at least 10 people in the town of Mubi, Adamawa state, for not following it’s interpretation of Islam’s rules, according to the country’s most widely read newspaper, The Punch.
The spate of corporal punishment was carried out on the group as it allegedly failed to comply with Boko Haram’s form of sharia law implemented in the occupied territories.
The victims were allegedly found guilty of different crimes, including looting.
A witness told local The Punch that militants decapitated two people who voiced their opposition to the group’s insurgence.
The town of Mubi was captured by Boko Haram in October 2014, as part of the group’s plan to expand its caliphate established during August 2014 in the town of Gwoza, near the border with Cameroon.
Boko Haram are also suspected to be behind the recent mass jailbreak carried out with the aid of some unidentified gunmen in Kogi state, central Nigeria, and a suicide bomb attack supposedly targeting Shia Muslims celebrating Ashura in Potiskum, Yobe State, which killed at least 32 people.
Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states, where the militants usually carry out their attacks, have been under a state of emergency since May 2013.
Boko haram’s fresh attacks came weeks after the Nigerian government announced it had reached a ceasefire with the terror group….