ISLAM, RELIGION OF PEACE? Saudi judge considers paralysis punishment, but Obama…
Posted by FactReal on August 27, 2010
Saudi authorities want to intentionally paralyze a man as punishment
In Saudi Arabia, a court wants to medically cut a man’s spinal cord as a form of retribution for attacking and paralyzing another man. Islamic law allows for an-eye-for-an-eye punishment.
“CAIRO – A Saudi judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man’s spinal cord as punishment after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him, the brother of the victim said Thursday.”
“Saudi Arabia enforces strict Islamic law and occasionally doles out punishments based on the ancient legal code of an eye-for-an-eye. However, King Abdullah has been trying to clamp down on extremist ideology, including unauthorized clerics issuing odd religious decrees.
The query by the court, among the most unusual and extreme to have been made public in the kingdom, highlights the delicate attempt in Saudi Arabia to balance a push to modernize the country with interpretations of religious traditions that critics say are out of sync with a modern society.
The Saudi newspaper Okaz identified the judge as Saoud bin Suleiman al-Youssef.”
“”We are asking for our legal right under Islamic law,” the brother said. “There is no better word than God’s word — an eye for an eye.”"
“Islamic law applied in Saudi Arabia allows defendants to ask for a similar punishment for harms inflicted on them. Cutting off the hands of thieves, for example, is common.
Under the law, the victim can receive a blood money to settle the case.
Khaled al-Mutairi [the victim's brother] said his family is not interested in blood money, and would be ready to send the attacker abroad to perform the operation if it were not possible in the kingdom.”
Islamic Law = Barbaric and Antiquated Justice System
|BUT OBAMA SAYS ISLAM…
OBAMA SAYS ISLAM IS A GREAT RELIGION
While hosting a dinner for the Islamic holy month, Obama said Islam is “a great religion.” He also lauded Islam’s “commitment to justice and progress.”
OBAMA CLAIMS ISLAM ADVANCES JUSTICE, PROGRESS, TOLERANCE & THE DIGNITY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS:
“Obama has made a special effort since taking office to repair U.S. relations with the world’s Muslims, including visits to Turkey and Cairo. In a June speech at the Egyptian capital, as well as in one to another important Muslim audience, in Turkey, Obama said: “America is not — and never will be — at war with Islam.”
Obama also released a video message to Muslims before the start to Ramadan. In the video, he said Ramadan’s rituals are a reminder of the principles Muslims and Christians have in common, including advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
|Those who are sentenced to death are often not informed of the progress of legal proceedings against them or of the date of execution until the morning on which they are taken out and beheaded.
Crucifying the headless body in a public place is a way to set an example, according to the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Islam.”
Another Case: Convict had his Teeth Removed as Punishment
“We have also had cases of people sentenced to blindness because they have caused the blindness of another person,” Chirouf said.”
|OBAMA BOWS TO THE KING OF SAUDI ARABIA
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