The lie that the Islamic State implements a vile aberration of Islam is common, yet the worst human rights abuses continue to be committed in the name of Islam elsewhere. The barbarous religious police in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia forced two transgender women into a sack and beat them to death with sticks. Transgender rights activist Qamar Naseem states: “Torturing humans after throwing them into bags and beating them with sticks is inhumane.”
Back in November a transgender Muslim woman was hacked to death beyond recognition in Russia, days after her father stated: “Let him be killed, I don’t want to see him. Bring him here and kill him in front of my eyes.”
The victim was from Dagestan, a Muslim region in the Russian Trans-Caucasus. A Dagestan mufti declared: “Changing sex is totally forbidden, because it means that a man will be a woman.” Disapproving of this is one thing, but killing those who engage in it is quite another.
“Two transgender Pakistanis ‘are packed into sacks and thrashed to death with STICKS’ by police in Saudi Arabia “, by Gareth Davies, UK Daily Mail, March 1, 2017:
The pair from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, were arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for cross-dressing in public.
It is a punishable offence in the kingdom for a man to imitate a woman and officers arrested 35 people in a raid on a guest house.
Police recovered women’s clothing and jewellery and took those arrested into custody.
It was here that Amna, 35, and Meeno, 26, are said to have been beaten to death while under police surveillance in prison.
Colonel Fawaz bin Jameel al-Maiman, the police’s media spokesperson in Riyadh, told The Tribune: ‘The majority of the arrested are from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the others from other cities of Pakistan.’
A transgender rights activist said only 11 of the 35 had been released after paying a fine of 150,000 riyals, meaning 22 are still in custody.
Qamar Naseem said: ‘Torturing humans after throwing them into bags and beating them with sticks is inhumane.’
While 11 were released later after paying a fine of 150,000 riyals (£32,000), 22 are still in police custody, Naseem added.
‘The suffering ended for these two after being physically tortured, however, the rest are still languishing in Saudi jails….