May 04 2012

Feminism the Kuwaiti way

They’re tidying things up in Kuwait. They’d gotten a bit slack, and that won’t do.

The Kuwaiti parliament yesterday passed a draft bill toughening the penalty against blasphemy to death, the state news agency reported. The parliament approved the draft by a majority of 40 lawmakers, with six opposing, according to the agency. Blasphemy was previously an offence punishable by jail in the Gulf country. Under the amended bill, any Muslim found guilty of insulting God, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) or his wives, will be punished by death, said the agency. For non-Muslims, the offence will be punished by a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

Not even his wives. That seems harsh. So you can’t even say “that guy threw an egg and ran away, like Mohammed’s second wife”? Jeez, Kuwait. We don’t want slackness, but you have to leave room for jokes.



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  1. 1
    Bernard Hurley

    Kuwait, of course, is one of the moderate Islamic states, so they will probably use larger stones to get it over with quickly.

  2. 2

    And maybe they’ll also doing the high-tech way – use a dump truck.

  3. 3
    Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    The high-tech way is an invention of Mullah Mohammad Omar: Build a heavy stone wall and then knock it over with a tank or a bulldozer. The stones (some a couple of hundred pounds) then fall onto the victim who is typically (though not always) lying in a shallow trench at the foot of the wall.

    See #3 in this link.

    Yeah. Gruesome. Apparently it’s no been used in Iran as well. I dont’ know about anywhere else.

  4. 4

    The first time I read the quote through, I interpreted, “…or his wives” as the wives of the man who was making the insult. I like my interpretation better.

  5. 5
    Pierce R. Butler

    What if a person (Muslim or non-) says something derogatory about one (or more!) of Muhammad’s boyfriends?

    Can anyone who knows more about sharia than I reveal whether this is customary, providing a harsher penalty for believers than outsiders?

  6. 6

    What if a person (Muslim or non-) says something derogatory about one (or more!) of Muhammad’s boyfriends?

    Duh! They sit back and let the Christians handle that one…Oh, wait, we’re not talking about the character Mo in Jesus and Mo and his boyfriends Jesus and Moses are we?

  7. 7
    Brian M

    Good we spent millions and millions liberating the enlightened emirate, no?

  8. 8
    Marylynn Bouman

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