Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sultan of Brunei lambasts criticism of sharia law implementation

Brunei Sultan Human Rights South East Asia Sharia Law

"...all races should unite under Sharia law...the new penal code was a 'great achievement'..."

Stonings and amputation are a great achievement under Islam.  So says the Sultan and so says Muhammad.  This is Islam.

From the Daily Mail March 6

Sultan of Brunei hits back at foreign criticism of looming implementation of Sharia law that will introduce amputations and stonings as punishments

The sultan of Brunei has rejected foreign criticism of the countries impending introduction of a form of strict Islamic Sharia law, saying it is not a backwards step.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said all races should unite under Sharia law and that the new penal code was a 'great achievement' for the small Southeast Asian nation.

Starting in April, Brunei will begin implementing a version of Sharia that allows for penalties such as amputation for theft and stoning for adultery.

Under limited circumstances, punishments can be applied to non-Muslim residents of the oil-rich country, according to those who have seen the law.

Public criticism of the government is extremely rare in the country, but some citizens have turned to the Internet to express alarm at the law.

Around one-third of Brunei's 440,000 people are non-Muslims, mostly Christian or Buddhist Chinese.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah told legislators Thursday that all races should unite and support the laws, which he said were a 'great achievement for the country, and not a backward or old-fashioned step.'

He is right, it is not a backwards step, as Islam has been stuck in the 7th century for 1400 years.  There is no "back" to step to.

Read it all

No comments: