In the West, we’re sold this bill of goods: “Islamic law is not primarily about harsh criminal punishments, such as stoning and hand-chopping — which, in any case, demanded such high standards of proof that historically they were hardly ever carried out.”
In reality, in Sharia states today they’re quite frequently carried out, as they always have been historically in Sharia states.
“Whipped 100 times for having sex outside marriage: Kneeling woman is caned by masked Sharia law enforcer in barbaric punishment in Indonesia,” by Gareth Davies, Mailonline, March 10, 2017:
A woman received 100 lashes for having [sex] without being married while a man was caned nine times for gambling in Banda Aceh.
Highlighting the Islamic Sharia law’s twisted moral stance, a man who was charged with having sex outside of marriage was given the same punishment as a child molester – 120 lashes.
Pictures have emerged of the latest round of barbaric public punishments in Indonesia dished out by enforcers.
In the past year, MailOnline has reported on the troubling rising trend of public lashings carried out in Aceh, Indonesia:
March 1, 2016: Woman whipped 50 times for spending time alone with a man at the age of 19.
March 24, 2016: Young woman carried from the stage on a stretcher after being lashed for sex outside marriage.
August 1, 2016: Another woman is lashed for going on a date in Aceh.
August 15, 2016: Elderly man caned for breaking Sharia law.
September 11, 2016: Man and a woman lashed for having an affair and among the gathered crowd is the mayor of Banda Aceh.
October 17, 2016: Muslim woman screams out in pain on stage after being lashed 23 times for standing too close to her boyfriend.
October 31, 2016: A woman, 20, caned in public for getting too close to a man she wasn’t married to.
November 28, 2016: Man and a woman lashed 100 times each for adultery.
February 2, 2017: Enforcer lands 26 beatings across the back of a woman for having sex outside of wedlock.
February 10, 2017: Woman collapses in pain on stage as she is being caned.
February 27, 2017: Man collapses on stage as he is being whipped for having sex outside of marriage.
The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only province in the country which implements Sharia law in full….