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Hudud-Punishments

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From the executive summary of a letter by a large number of Islamic scholars to ISIS intended to condemn their practices as 'un-Islamic': "16- It is forbidden in Islam to enact legal punishments (hudud) without following the correct procedures that ensure justice and mercy." As Robert Spencer says, "This one is noteworthy, for by it....all these scholars affirm that hudud punishments — stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, death for leaving Islam, etc. — can be enacted as long as one is following the correct procedures."

Robert Spencer:  https://counterjihadreport.com/tag/letter-to-baghdadi/

Letter: http://www.crethiplethi.com/files/cp_0113.pdf

Islam is more than a religion, it encompasses faith, culture, law and the social order. Islam proposes a society of righteousness and justice. Criminal behaviour is not tolerated in the Islamic order of society. Criminal behaviour is breach of God’s sovereignty, hence stiffer penalties are prescribed. This paper examines hudud punishments in Islamic penal system, and agitates for the reformation of Islamic criminal jurisprudence. While it is reasonable to punish offenders, and violators of normative principles, it is the opinion of this paper that punishments that are prescribed in municipal penal code should at least conform to international criminal jurisprudence.

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Civil liberties like freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and religious liberties are criminal offenses punishable under Hudud crimes in Islam. Criminal procedure under shariah does not allow cross-examination of witness, or rebuttal testimony by the accused. The rules of evidence in Islamic criminal law exclude all men who lack credibility, and integrity in society (non-adl).  Women and non-Muslims are not allowed to testify. There is no provision for jury trial, or appeals.

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ECHR Judgement Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

I learned the worth of a woman under Islam the day I sought a divorce in the Islamic Republic of Iran. I was worth less than a man, worth only half of a man. That day, somewhere in the United States, girls my age were making sure their clothes and hair were just right for a day in 7th grade (Year 9 in England). Not I. I stood before a judge in an Iranian courtroom as a married woman beaten brutally every day of my short “marriage” by my husband, a mentally unstable, older man to whom I had been sold for the financial profit of my family.

With every religiously motivated crime committed by the so-called Islamists, we hear the very same response from Islam's apologists: "They are a tiny minority that have either misunderstood Islam, have interpreted the scriptures out of context, or have hijacked Islam to fulfill their political ambitions". That would not be too hard to believe if it referred to some isolated incidents here and there, occurring from time to time. Obviously that is not the case; we are facing unmistakable patterns of medieval like violence and brutality.

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Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

Noting that the Welfare Party had pledged to set up a regime based on sharia law, the Court found that sharia was incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy as set forth in the Convention. It considered that “sharia, which faithfully reflects the dogmas and divine rules laid down by religion, is stable and invariable. Principles such as pluralism in the political sphere or the constant evolution of public freedoms have no place in it”. According to the Court, it was difficult to declare one’s respect for democracy and human rights while at the same time supporting a regime based on sharia, which clearly diverged from Convention values, particularly with regard to its criminal law and criminal procedure, its rules on the legal status of women and the way it intervened in all spheres of private and public life in accordance with religious precepts.

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Indonesia
News Date: 
14/07/2017
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THESE harrowing images show the moment men and women are whipped in front of children as punishment under the strict Islamic laws used in Indonesia.

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Nigeria
News Date: 
13/07/2017
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“Crowds were seen cheering,” because they know this is not “extremism.” The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
11/01/2008
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Using strict enforcement of Islamic law, the judicial authorities in a restive region of southern Iran amputated the right hands and left feet of five convicted robbers this week, part of what the government said was an effort to deter other troublemakers. An Iranian rights group led by Shirin Ebadi, the lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize winner, protested the double amputations, which it called an expansion of cruel punishments in Ira

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Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
24/09/2016
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IT’S THE image that never leaves you. Mark Babic, the former Olyroos and Socceroos defender, is recounting one of the most horrific incidents seen by an Australian sporting side. Twenty-one years later, the shimmer of the razor-sharp sword glistening in the sun, the eight men kneeling with heads bowed, the swiftness of the executioner’s strike, the heads rolling away, are as vivid now as that hot August day in Taif, Saudi Arabia.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
10/06/2017
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“Raza was arrested last year for allegedly posting derogatory content about Sunni Muslim religious leaders and the wives of the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook.”

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Somalia
News Date: 
29/05/2017
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Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/05/2017
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THE mosque where bomber Salman Abedi ­worshipped hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and gays and adulterers to be stoned to death.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
30/05/2017
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  • Woman, 19, claims she was raped in her family home at gunpoint by her cousin
  • She reported crime to tribal court, but it ruled she had intentionally seduced him
  • Court, which included alleged rapist's father, then sentenced her to death
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Indonesia
News Date: 
23/05/2017
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Indonesia
News Date: 
21/05/2017
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IT is clear that Islamist elements are increasing their influence in Australia’s biggest neighbouring country, Indonesia.

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Mali
News Date: 
18/05/2017
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“During their brief control of key towns in the vast north, jihadist groups imposed a version of Sharia law which forced women to wear veils and set whipping, stoning and mutilation as punishment for transgressions.”

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Morocco
News Date: 
06/02/2017
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Casablanca – Morocco’s High Religious  Committee has retracted its Islamic ruling stating that apostasy is punishable by death and has decided to permit Muslims to change their religion.

The High Religious Committee in charge of issuing Fatwas (Islamic rulings) released a book in 2012 where it articulated its position on apostasy and argued that a Muslim who changes his or her religion should be punished with death, drawing on a widespread jurisprudence tradition.

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Morocco
News Date: 
04/05/2017
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Morocco’s High Religious Committee decreed earlier this year that individuals who leave Islam should not face the death penalty for apostasy. This astounding ruling from a body charged with issuing fatwas (an authoritative religious or juridical ruling), reverses the classical sharia legislation that has stood since medieval times. 

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Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
06/05/2017
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Authorities from the predominantly Muslim Republic of Chechnya, an autonomous province in Russia, have threatened parents of gay children, warning them, “Either you kill them, or we we will,” reports France24, citing testimony from one of the victims of alleged concentration camps for homosexuals operated by the local government.

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Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
28/04/2017
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A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.

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Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
26/04/2017
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Saudi Arabia has reportedly sentenced a young man to death for apostasy. The news has stirred up Twitter users, with some expressing sadness and sorrow, while others praised the move.

On Tuesday, a Saudi Arabian court dismissed an appeal from Ahmad Al Shamri, who had spent three years in prison over charges of “atheism and blasphemy,” the Exmuslim website reports.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
25/04/2017
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“Under Sharia law in Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death.”

But those in the West who call attention to the persecution of homosexuals under Islamic law are excoriated by gay rights activists as racist, bigoted “Islamophobes.” Perhaps they don’t believe that things like this are really happening. Well, they are.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
14/04/2017
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Pakistani student Mashal Khan was killed by a mob on a university campus after being accused of blasphemy against Islam. His father says there is no freedom of expression in the country.

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Denmark
News Date: 
01/03/2016
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A prominent Danish mosque has told their congregation that apostates, adulterers and any one who harms a Muslim should be killed.

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Indonesia
News Date: 
08/04/2017
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Two men in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province face up to 100 strokes of the cane each after neighbours reported them to Shariah police for having gay sex.

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Australia
News Date: 
31/03/2017
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Where have Christians been given space for Christian prayers at a mosque?

Anyway, no one should be surprised by what he said. The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

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Pakistan
News Date: 
29/03/2017
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Facebook has signalled its intent to help Pakistan identify thought criminals even as one blogger faces the death penalty for the ‘crime’ of blaspheming against Islam.

The social media giant will work with the Pakistani government to block “blasphemous” content and has “already removed 85 per cent of anti-Islamic content from Pakistan in the last few weeks,” according to reports.

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Australia
News Date: 
27/03/2017
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  • Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar confirms support for killing ex-Muslims
  • 'Apostates attract capital punishment and we don't shy away from that'
  • Badar made the remarks at a public talk in Sydney's west on Saturday night  
  • The group is so extreme it is banned in Muslim-majority nations like Bangladesh
  • Men and women were segregated at the sharia law forum in Bankstown 
  • The matter has now been referred to the Australian Federal Police
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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
24/03/2017
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Sina Dehghan, sentenced to death for “insulting the prophet” of Islam when he was 19-years-old, was tricked into signing his confession, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

Despite the severity of the charge, a court-appointed attorney who failed to defend him properly represented him during his trial, added the source, who requested anonymity for security reasons.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
18/03/2017
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A self-identified Birmingham Muslim has told the BBC that those who “insult Islam” should be subject to the death penalty, during a discussion on blasphemy organised by the broadcaster’s Asian Network. On March 17th, the BBC Asian Network broadcast a programme asking listeners, “What is the right punishment for blasphemy?”

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Indonesia
News Date: 
13/04/2016
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An elderly Christian woman has been caned in Indonesia, the first time a Sharia law punishment has been meted out to a non-Muslim. The 60-year-old, who was convicted of selling alcohol, was whipped nearly 30 times with a rattan cane, before a crowd of hundreds, in Aceh province on Tuesday, according to reports.

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