Islamic punishment: Amputation for theft


Many people claim that Islam is a religion of peace. Let’s see one of Islamic punishments today, an amputation for theft. Is Allah really most merciful in our universe? I doubt it. I strongly believe that I am much more merciful than Allah. Many people steal my money. I don’t punish them. I forgive them.

The extremist Syrian group deemed too radical even for al-Qaeda performed what may have been a Twitter first Friday: live-tweeting the amputation of a hand.

The amputation took place in the remote rural town of Maskanah in the northern province of Aleppo, according to a series of tweets posted by the account of a supporter of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The first showed a photograph of a blindfolded man having his arm positioned on a table by fighters as a masked man wielding a sword waits nearby. Another man, wearing a white robe of the kind favored in Arab Gulf countries, is reading a statement. A caption states that the blindfolded man is a thief who had asked to have his hand cut off “in order to cleanse his sins.”

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A second photograph was taken just as the sword is about to strike the hand while a burly fighter restrains the victim.

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A third picture posted an hour later is too graphic to show here. The man appears to be passed out, with his bloodied arm and his severed hand resting on the table. Fresh slashes in the wood suggest it took four swipes of the sword to cut the hand off.

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ISIS evolved from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq, which U.S. forces battled to contain before they withdrew in 2011. The group’s attempts to impose strict interpretations of Islamic law on the parts of rebel-held northern Syria under its control have earned it many enemies.

Mainstream Free Syrian Army fighters declared war on the group in January and ejected its fighters from several locations. Earlier this month, al-Qaeda’s central command issued a statement dissociating the organization from ISIS, suggesting its methods were too harsh even for al-Qaeda to stomach.

This is part of sharia laws. So many countries want to have sharia laws! In the 21st century, when we humans are about to move to a new planet, we humans are practicing one of the most barbaric laws in human history. Humans are the best as well as the worst animals on earth.

Comments

  1. says

    There may be hand choppers amongst extremists but its the ‘moderate’ moslems who appear in mosques beside military dictators such as Sisi & ‘secular’ Assad that worry me.

  2. Splicer says

    Here again is an example of sadism masquerading as religion. Perhaps one day the self-serving fundamentalists of all religions will dry up and blow away like so much aged fecal matter.

  3. lorn says

    Four whacks to take off a hand? Backward and ineffective are not the signs of a viable society. If you are going to commit such atrocities you should learn the mechanics of doing it effectively. Learn how to swing so you get the job done in one swift motion, it helps to aim through the target, and please, clean and sharpen your tools. A clean cut made with a clean blade in a single motion is far less likely to get infected.

  4. mig06 says

    The same idiots who get offended by cartoons see nothing offensive about chopping off people’s limbs…

  5. says

    Idiots also never realize that the holy books where all nonsense , anti human punishments are prescribed are written by men at different ages and call it holy. That root must be cut through scientific education from early stage.

  6. Pulkit says

    They may be physically in the 21st century, but their minds are stuck millions of years back when humans minds hadn’t developed completely. Monkeys are smarter than these barbarian nutjobs called Muslims.

  7. birger johansson says

    While “chemical castration” may be an appropriate (and reversible) punishment for sex offenders, physically lopping off human flesh is an abomination (although France used the guillotine into the seventies).

    Four whacks to take off a hand is a signature of bottom-up fanaticism. The nazis were top-down, and being professional killers used much more effective methods.

  8. timberwoof says

    Gaah! I found the first photo so abhorrent that I skipped right past the rest to get here. I am perturbed by religious people who say that atheists have no morals, and here I am, holding my hands tightly to my chest, feeling a very Buddhist sort of compassion for the victim and hoping this sort of thing stops happening. Cultural relativism be damned: that’s just wrong. It was wrong when our more direct ancestors did it; it would be wrong for me to do it. It is wrong for those self-righteous assholes to do it.

    lorn, doing it “correctly” would only bring it up to the level of US “humane” executions: it would still be barbaric.

    Punishment for the barbarians who did that? Train them and deploy them as disposers of UXBs.

  9. MUHAMMED SADIQ says

    WHAT THE HELL YOU GUYS THINK BY POSTING THESE KINDA COMMENTS.. U GUYS MEAN TO TELL THAT ALL HOLY BOOKS ARE NOTHING BUT BUNCH OF LIES. DON’T FORGET THE ISLAM RELIGION AND ITS HOLY BOOK QURAN-E-SHARIFF WHICH IS THE ONLY BOOK THAT IS UNCHANGED AND UN-ALTERED SINCE IT IS REVEALED ON HAZRAT MUHAMMED THE 1ST AND THE LAST PROPEHT OF ISLAM.
    AND NOW COMING TO THE PUNISHMENT OF THEFT OR RAPE OR OTHER SINS IN ISLAM THE PUNISHMENT WHAT EVER IS BEEN AWARDED TO ACCUSE IS ONLY TO AVOID HIM FOR COMMITTING MORE SINS OF ANY ACT.
    KINDLY DO NOT POST SUCH ANTI-RELIGIOUS COMMENTS AND I REQUEST EVERY 1 TO RESPECT ALL THE RELIGIONS IN THE WORLD AS WE HAVE NOT GOT ANY RIGHT TO DIS-RESPECT ANY RELIGION IN THE WORLD.

    THANKS ALL..

    • mig06 says

      Clearly you are unfamiliar with the site you’re commenting on. I trust your stay will be frustrating and short-lived.

    • Muhammad Nasrani says

      You shithead! Get your holy shitbook away. What kind of holy book is it? Judging bu the images aforementioned I see how holy is that book/toiltet paper. Have a shame! Shame on you and on your pedophile prohet! Punishment be upon him! Amen!
      Best Regards,
      Muhammad Nasrani

    • isanim says

      SADIQ, “KINDLY DO NOT POST SUCH ANTI-RELIGIOUS COMMENTS AND I REQUEST EVERY 1 TO RESPECT ALL THE RELIGIONS IN THE WORLD AS WE HAVE NOT GOT ANY RIGHT TO DIS-RESPECT ANY RELIGION IN THE WORLD”

      Dont use religion, books or any other knowledge as an excuse to hurt others. It is not “god” “allah” or “muhammad” judgement but your own and using their names means nothing to distract from such a cruel act as amputation. Books existed way before the Quran and all other books that have been written; humans first invented pens, or was it pencils?…maybe stones in caves….anyway, computers exist now, like many things that did not exist 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000+ years ago.

      I would suggest you source all ancient text, present text, and everywhere in between.

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