Radical Islam & Sharia Law

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:01pm

From the BBC, February 2, 2011:

Four arrested after Bangladesh girl 'lashed to death'

By Anbarasan Ethirajan BBC News, Dhaka

Crowd outside Hena Begum's houseA crowd gathered outside the teenager's house after news of her death emerged

Four people including a Muslim cleric have been arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the death of 14-year-old girl who was publicly lashed.

The teenager was accused of having an affair with a married man, police say, and the punishment was given under Islamic Sharia law.

Hena Begum's family members said a village court consisting of elders and clerics passed the sentence.

She was alleged to have had the affair with her cousin and received 80 lashes.

Punishment received

The family members of the married man also allegedly beat the girl up a day before the village court passed the sentence in the district of Shariatpur.

Hena BegumHena Begum died after being taken to hospital

"Her family members said she was admitted to a hospital after the incident and she died six days later. The village elders also asked the girl's father to pay a fine of about 50,000 Taka (£430; $700)," district superintendent of police, AKM Shahidur Rahman, told the BBC.

He said it had not been established yet whether she died because of the punishment she received or another reason.

"We are still waiting for the post-mortem report. In the meantime, we are also looking for another 14 people including a teacher from a local madrassa in connection with this case," Mr Rahman said.

Activists say dozens of fatwas - or religious rulings - are issued under Sharia law each year by village clergy in Bangladesh.

"What sort of justice is this? My daughter has been beaten to death in the name of justice. If it had been a proper court then my daughter would not have died," Dorbesh Khan, the father of Hena Begum, told the BBC.

He said those responsible for the death should be punished.

A group of people held a rally on Wednesday in the town of Shariatpur in protest against those who gave the fatwa and demanded action against them.

This is the second reported fatality linked to a Sharia law punishment since the practice was outlawed last year by the High Court.

A 40-year-old woman in the district of Rajshahi died in December, days after she was publicly caned for allegedly having an affair with her stepson.

Nearly 90% of Bangladesh's estimated 160 million population are Muslims, most of whom practise a moderate version of Islam.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 6:22pm

*** Perhaps the Ten Commnandments do not endorse killing, but the Bible does:

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 6:28pm
I'm a liberal who DOES NOT VOTE FOR MORMONS.
I grew up in a area that had a lg Mormon pop. They looked down on us non-Mormons. They tried to take over my hometown school board & but were stop. My maternial Grandfather was a LDS Bishop, he rejected my mother because my grandmother left his abusive backside (so my sister & I didn't know our 17 cousins on that side of the family) so if that's the "so called love of the Mormon faith", I'm passing.
And # 3 I'm a member of the United Methodist Church & they say the LDS is a cult. So that's good enough for me
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 6:50pm
We have capital punishment in many US states, which my denomination of Christianity believes is immoral.

Interesting map of World & U.S. death penalty - http://www.religioustolerance.org/executh.htm. We have a lot in common with many African and Middle Eastern nations.
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:27pm

*** We have capital punishment in many US states, which my denomination of Christianity believes is immoral.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:28pm

The fact that Romney is a Mormon won't keep me from voting for him, but the fact that he is a Republican definitely will!

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:39pm

*** The Muslims I know are religious and they follow Sharia in their lives, but they don't expect me to live by their rules. In other words, they are reasonable religious people.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:45pm
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That wouldn't happen with the Muslim friends I have. Their wives are treated with the utmost respect, and I would say actually rule the roost.

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There are a lot of extremist Christians in this country, much more than there are extremist Muslims, and they are in our government. That's why I mentioned them. No, homosexuals wanting to have the same rights as the rest of us aren't trying to legislate their beliefs. Same-sex marriages don't harm a single soul.
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:50pm


Jesus flatly rejected the Old Testament principle of taking equal revenge for a wrong done (Matthew 5:38-41, Luke 9:52-56). He also said that we are all sinners and do not have the right to pass judgment on one another (Matthew 7:1-5).

And... Thou shalt not kill... has no unless clause.



I never said we did. I just found it ironic on where we fell in perspective to the rest of the world.
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:55pm
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We'll have to be sure to remember this next time someone pipes up with support for torture or brings up what other countries do with regard to illegal immigrants, etc. ;-)
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 8:04pm
Is it telling that we're aligned with the middle east, China, India, and many African nations on the dp, and no other "Christian Nation" has our unique love for dp vengeance?

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