The world stands by in horror as the Islamic State amputates hands and videotapes the proceedings, as if this were unique evidence of its “extremism.” In reality, it is just standard Sharia, based on the Qur’an, and is practiced wherever Sharia is fully implemented: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth 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
“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
Ghulam Ali Naeem Abadi, he of the jauntily-tilted turban, thinks that Iranian authorities are getting too soft: the Qur’an says to do it, and that means it must be done. “If the hands of a few of those who commit thievery in the society be cut off, they would set as examples for the others and security will be restored.” Who could disagree or call this barbaric when it comes from Allah himself? And Western authorities certainly won’t say a word, for they have already started down the road of Sharia compliance regarding the freedom of speech, and they certainly aren’t going to harm their chances to give Iran more concessions by saying anything about this.
“IRAN: Senior Cleric Urges Handing Down More Amputation Sentences,” NCRI, May 23, 2015:
NCRI – A high ranking Iranian cleric who is the representative of the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader in a Hormozgan province (southern Iran) has called for more inhumane punishment of hand amputations to be carried out.
Ghulam Ali Naeem Abadi, who regularly speaks at the state-organized weekly Friday Prayers sermon in the city of Bandar Abbas, said on Wednesday in city of Mashhad: “If the hands of a few of those who commit thievery in the society be cut off, they would set as examples for the others and security will be restored.”
“When the security would be restored in the society with amputating a few finger, why such punishments are not being implemented?” he asked.
Naeem Abadi who is also a member of powerful Assembly of Experts urged the authorities in the province to carry out the inhuman amputation and do not pay attention to the international criticism of the regime. “Our government is based on implementation of Islamic laws,” he said.
Naeem Abadi was referring to the inhuman laws sanctioning the gouging out of many eyes, the amputation of many hands, fingers and legs, and the execution of many juvenile offenders, which the regime officials have described as ‘a unique particularity’ of the clerical dictatorship ruling in regime.
Last year, in a debate at the United Nations, Mohammad Javad Larijani, the Secretary General of the clerical regime’s so-called High Council for Human Rights defended the inhuman laws and urged the Western countries “to look into” it.
Not to worry, Larijani. Western countries are assiduously looking into Sharia.