“The thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Qur’an 5:38)
Not that this has anything to do with…uh…
What would happen if the Islamic State began demanding that the hands of thieves be amputated in the U.S., and killing judges and magistrates and others who didn’t do so? Would the mainstream media be flooded with articles about how the non-amputation of thieves’ hands was a needless provocation of the “extremists,” and that for the sake of harmony and peace and respect for Islam, we should start a-chopping?