Skip to comments.Hamas enacts Islamic (Sharia) laws: Hand amputation, crucifixion, lashes and execution
Posted on 12/25/2008 2:25:14 PM PST by knighthawk
Hamas members of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza have approved a new bill "to implement Koranic punishments," including hand amputation, crucifixion, corporal punishment and execution. Drinking, owning or producing wine is punished by 40 lashes, while drinking in public adds three months' imprisonment. Several laws are directed against Hamas's Palestinian rivals, including a law intended to inhibit non-Hamas negotiators by sentencing to death anyone who was "appointed to negotiate with a foreign government on a Palestinian issue and negotiated against Palestinians' interest."
The following is the description as it appears today on the Al Arabiya website:
Headline: Hamas approves law of punishment by lashes, amputating hands, crucifying, and execution -- in order to implement the Islamic Sharia law.
Hamas members of the Palestinian Legislative Council approved in its meeting in Gaza a new bill proposed by the Hamas who have a majority in the Legislative Council, whose purpose is "to implement Koranic punishments." The newspaper Al Hayat of London reported on Dec. 24, 2008, that this step is seen as unprecedented, and has brought criticism and concern from human rights organizations in the Gaza Strip, especially as this law includes punishments by lashes, cutting off of hands, crucifixion, and execution...
The language of the law proposes "primary and secondary" laws. Primary laws include: "Koranic laws, blood revenge, lashes, crucifixion, and execution ..."
The text stresses: "These punishments will not be canceled or pardoned ... except if pardoned by the victim himself...
Section 59 of the law establishes that "punishment of death will be enacted on any Palestinian who intentionally does one of the following: Raised a weapon against Palestine on behalf of the enemy during war, was appointed to negotiate with a foreign government on a Palestinian issue and negotiated against Palestinians' interest, performed a hostile action against a foreign country in a way that endangers Palestine in war or in harming political relations, served a foreign army in time of war, advised or helped soldiers to enlist in this army, weakened the spirit or the force of resistance of the people, or spied against Palestine especially during war."
The punishment of lashes appears in many sections of the law. Section 84 states that: "Whoever drinks wine, owns or produces wine will be punished with 40 lashes if he is Muslim, and anyone who drinks wine, or angers another person [with wine], or causes him distress when drinking wine in a public place, or goes to a public place while drunk, will be punished with no less than 40 lashes and imprisonment for the minimum of three months."
[Al-Arabiya, Dec. 24, 2008]
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Hamas has quickly denied this week's disclosure by the London-based Al-Hayat (reported yesterday by Palestinian Media Watch) that the Palestinian legislature has voted for an Islamic penal code that would include hand amputations, crucifixion, lashes and executions.
However, PMW has found that contrary to today's denials, official Hamas leaders have proudly announced in the Hamas-run media in the last two months that this Islamic penal code was being prepared, had "14 chapters and 220 clauses" and was nearly ready. Indeed, senior Hamas leaders went as far as to say that when these laws are implemented, they will have force not only in Gaza but also in the West Bank. And according to the Hamas Minister of Justice, the Palestinian laws will be similar to "Islamic states such as Sudan, Yemen, the [Arab] Emirates and Indonesia."
Examples of Hamas contradictions:
Today Hamas denied: "The [Legislative] Council did not discuss any article of the Penal Code." [Al Ayyam, Dec. 25, 2008]
A month ago the Hamas Minister of Justice confirmed: "This (Islamic law Penal) Code is being discussed at the sessions of the [Palestinian] Legislative Council, for a second reading." [Al-Rissala (Hamas), Nov. 12, 2008]
Today Hamas denied: "The Hamas movement... hastened to deny the reports about its approval of an Islamic Penal Code." [Al Ayyam, Dec. 25, 2008]
A month ago the Head of the Bureau of Islamic Law confirmed:
"The Bureau of Islamic Law is preparing a Penal Code in order to implement Sharia - Islamic law ... Muhammad Abed, Head of the Bureau of Islamic Law and legal advisor to the Prime Minister (Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas), said ... that the code includes 14 chapters and 220 clauses, and includes in its chapters the basis of the penal code." [Al-Rissala, (Hamas) Nov. 9, 2008.]
A month ago the Hamas Minister of Justice confirmed:
"Similar (Penal codes to the new Palestinian law) have already been implemented in a number of Arabic and Islamic states such as Sudan, Yemen, the [Arab] Emirates and Indonesia... by Allah's will it will be published soon."
[Al-Rissala (Hamas), Nov. 12, 2008]
The following are the full texts of the contradictory Hamas statements, starting with the Hamas statements about the coming Islamic law in the Palestinian Authority and followed by today's Hamas denial.
Muhammad Faraj Al-Ghoul, Justice Minister in Hamas Government of Gaza,
"This (Islamic law Penal) code is being discussed at the sessions of the [Palestinian] Legislative Council, for a second reading [vote] ... and by Allah's will, the Council will approve [the code] in accordance with the general interest and the interest of the Palestinian People. The code is highly important, and it's not the first of its kind... similar codes have already been approved , and implemented in a number of Arabic and Islamic states such as Sudan, Yemen, the [Arab] Emirates and Indonesia... I believe that this code is highly important, and by Allah's will it will be published soon."
[Al-Rissala, Nov. 12, 2008]
Headline: The Bureau of Islamic Law is preparing a Penal Code in order to implement Sharia - Islamic law
In an attempt by the Bureau of the Islamic Law [Fatwa] to unite Palestine under one Penal Code, according to Islamic law (Sharia), the Bureau of Islamic Law [Fatwa] has prepared a [penal] code, with the intention to submit it to the [Palestinian] Legislative Council for its approval, and to cancel previous legislation that is based on the laws of the British mandate, and the neighboring countries.
Muhammad Abed, Head of the Bureau of Islamic Law and legal advisor to the Prime Minister (Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas), said ... that the code includes 14 chapters and 220 clauses, and includes in its chapters the basis of the penal code...
He said that in implementing this law, the present penal code in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank... will be cancelled... he said that the bill was submitted to the Legislative Council in 2001, but it was not approved in the second and third reading, and therefore some amendments were entered, according to the Islamic law, and it will be submitted to the Legislative Council for approval.
He emphasized that when the law is approved in the Legislative Council, it will be valid in all the Palestinian territories, and will be implemented in all of Palestine."
[Al-Rissala, (Hamas newspaper) Nov. 9, 2008.]
Public Relations advisor to the Presidency, Legislative Council
HEADLINE: "Hamas denies its approval of the penal law... The Hamas movement, which controls the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza, hastened to deny the news reports about its approval of an Islamic Penal Code that includes lashes, hand amputation and crucifixion. The public relations advisor to the Presidency of the Legislative Council, Iyad Al-Qarra, said that the council did not discuss any article of the Penal Code."
[Al Ayyam, Dec. 25, 2008]
What fun people.
Merry Christmas, Knighthawk.
Giving an Imman a nuggie: crucifixion
Impale them on moderately dull sticks
What good is fettucini linguini without a glass of chianti to wash it down? Excuse me now as I go to break the sharia laws and have some wine with the meal. Happy Muhammadmas.
That crap is coming here; thank you Great Religion no border W Bushennedy
Mao would have understood this.
Yet they won’t cut off the wing-wangs of rapists.....
Democracy has no “freeing power” to Islamic people and culture, because Islam says democracy is a tool of Satan.
That means the last democratic election is always the one that brings in the false and evil religion of Islam as a “government” under Sharia law. From that time forward, oppression rules from Sharia law of the Koran and the false and evil religion of Islam.
Right up until they are all killed and fed to pigs.
Glad to know that the people of Islam are so progressive .. but then again it is the “religion of peace”
BTW nice picture of one of the peace makers. I can see how easily they tolerate those people who have different views than themselves.
If it all they understand, then let them deal with it when it happens to them. I wonder has CAIR come out an denounced these types of actions, or just the photos since it doesn’t show ISLAM in a good light. It shows ISLAM in it’s true light.
Perhaps Pelosi and Reid would like to introduce such measures in the next session of Congress. Being PC seems to be a priority with Liberals and the new dictatorship coming to power unchecked.
THIS is the state the idiots in Washington feel Israel and the rest of the civilized world should recognize.
WHEN, if EVER, will the pusillanimous morons who run western governments wake up and realize that we are dealing with resurgent NAZIsm in a far more virulent form when we are dealing with Islam.
In the WORST days of WW2, only VICHY France collaborated with the enemies of western civilization. But now, apparently, every government in the west is collaborating with these fiends and their sick perverted cult, masquerading as a religion.
Same to you, Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas from the Muzzies!