Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hamas: Marching Toward the Sixth Century, Fast

Well, this should separate the wheat from the chaff.

The Hamas parliament in the Gaza Strip voted in favor of a law allowing courts to mete out sentences in the spirit of Islam, the London-based Arab daily Al Hayat reported Wednesday.

According to the bill, approved in its second reading and awaiting a third reading before the approval of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as the Palestinian constitution demands, courts will be able to condemn offenders to a plethora of violent punitive measures in line with Sharia Law.


Such punishments include whipping, severing hands, crucifixion and hanging. The bill reserves death sentences to people who negotiate with a foreign government "against Palestinian interests" and engage in any activity that can "hurt Palestinian morale."


According to the report, any Palestinian caught drinking or selling wine would suffer 40 lashes at the whipping post if the bill passes. Thieves caught red-handed would lose their right hand.


Not that this will give pause to the active anti-Christians, or anything--you know, the ones in this country who are absolutely certain that Christianity is the locus of all evil...

HT: Dreher

7 comments:

Other Side said...

Not that this will give pause to the active anti-Christians, or anything--you know, the ones in this country who are absolutely certain that Christianity is the locus of all evil...

Whine.

Deekaman said...

Ah...OS making the point so I don't have to. Hey, thanks.

asianbadger said...

Gaza should be put into the 10,000 year half-life.....fast.

Dan said...

Ah, yes, Islam, the religion of peace.

and yet, some liberals will believe in this.

Amy said...

So, OS and Deekaman, you DO realize the both of you PROVED beyond a shadow of a doubt Dad's argument, right?

Deekaman said...

Yes, Amy...I should have used "saecasm on"/"sarcasm off"

Amy said...

Sorry, Deekaman, I hadn't realized you were being sarcastic.