donderdag 25 december 2008

Hamas wil straffen Sharia invoeren

Het wordt in veel media vaak voorgesteld alsof Hamas helemaal niet zo streng islamitisch is, en ook helemaal geen islamitisch bewind voert in Gaza. Dit zal dan ook wel weer geen aandacht krijgen van kranten als NRC Handelsblad en de Volkskrant.

Hamas pushes for Sharia punishments Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST
The Hamas parliament in the Gaza Strip voted in favor of a law allowing courts to mete out sentences in the spirit of Islam, the London-based Arab daily Al Hayat reported Wednesday.

According to the bill, approved in its second reading and awaiting the signature of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian constitution demands, courts will be able to condemn offenders to a plethora of violent punitive measures.

Such punishments include whipping, severing hands, crucifixion and hanging. The bill reserves death sentences to persons who negotiate with a foreign government "against the Palestinian interest" and engage in any activity that can "hurt Palestinian morale."

According to the report, any Palestinian caught drinking or selling wine would suffer 40 lashes at the whipping post if the bill passes. Thieves caught red-handed would lose their right hand.

The Jerusalem Post could not verify the veracity of the Al Hayat report.

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