Monday, 29 December 2008

Sharia law coming to Gaza?

JPost report the London-based Arab daily Al Hayat as saying that
"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."
And the BBC and Channel 4 will still side with the moderate Palestinians against the evil Israelis.

This entry was written before Christmas and scheduled for what I thought would be a quiet blogging and news period, how wrong I was...

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