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The Sultan Of Brunei Just Imposed A Draconian Set Of Laws Here's What They Mean (Shariah)
BI ^ | 5-6-2014 | Julie Zeveloff

Posted on 05/06/2014 9:57:50 AM PDT by blam

The Sultan Of Brunei Just Imposed A Draconian Set Of Laws — Here's What They Mean

Julie Zeveloff
May 6, 2014, 11:02 AM

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Brunei — the tiny, wealthy nation on the island of Borneo — officially implemented a strict form of Islamic law known as Shariah last week.

The new code includes harsh penalties like amputation and stoning for offenses like theft and gay sex. The law went into effect May 1, with even more draconian punishments being phased in over the next two years.

International human rights groups decried the change, with Amnesty International saying it will "take the country back to the dark ages when it comes to human rights."

The kingdom of about 415,000 had already functioned under a conservative set of Muslim laws. According to CNN, it is the first country in East Asia to embrace the even stricter code of Shariah law, which is widely used in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and a handful of other Middle Eastern and North African countries.

The punishments for various criminal and moral violations will become increasingly severe, according to Reuters:

[Right after the law was enacted], residents of the country dominated by Malay Muslims face conviction by Islamic courts and fines or jail terms for offenses like pregnancy outside marriage, failure to perform Friday prayers, and propagating other religions.

A second phase comes into effect 12 months later covering offences for theft and alcohol consumption by Muslims, punishable by whipping and amputations.

The death penalty, including by stoning, will be introduced in the final phase a year later for offences including adultery, sodomy and insulting the Koran or the Prophet Muhammad.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brunei; islam; moslems; shariah
Future generations will ask why we didn't do something when we still could.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 9:57:50 AM PDT by blam
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To: marktwain
Click to see the video:

Grandpa and morality commander for the future Caliphate gets caught having sex with Granddaughter

Hot link here.

2 posted on 05/06/2014 10:06:56 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Isn’t this the same Sultan that used to import scads of young Western models and actresses to his island, using the lure of huge cash payments and extravagant gift of jewelry, clothes, cars, etc.?

I think he may be outbid these days by wealthy sheiks of Dubai and Saudi Arabia.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 10:11:33 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: blam

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah owns the Beverly Hills Hilton.

Advice to hotel guests: Don’t steal the towels.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 10:25:29 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: sockmonkey

[ Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah owns the Beverly Hills Hilton.

Advice to hotel guests: Don’t steal the towels. ]

It is not polite to steal hats...


5 posted on 05/06/2014 10:28:16 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: blam

Funny how you down’t hear the NOW hags decry this Shariah crap.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 10:42:33 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: blam

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.
Pastor Martin Niemöller

Community and individuality are not opposites. People cannot survive on their own. When the odds are stacked against you, you must rally with the oppressed and hated.

When a growing oppressive regime is taking hold, you must act, otherwise you will soon face your enemy alone and hopeless.

Strength of community is a strength as much as individualism, as long you are willing to face weaknesses in your own community. Ignoring slacking values will mean that you will be rallied against by those you oppress.

Niemöller affirms we must rally against unhealthy organized regimes. We must also stay vigilant with those that appear to be good natured, as all organisation attracts corruption. Niemöller also warns us that if it is you who are corrupt, then you will face a stronger combined force of foe!
Vexen Crabtree

 


7 posted on 05/06/2014 10:49:05 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wildbill
The Real Harem Girls of Brunei
8 posted on 05/06/2014 10:59:18 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
The only thing I have to say about this:

     Brunei —

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 05/06/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: blam

I thought so.

There was a time when hookers tried to keep their past from the public and family when they retired. (sigh)

Now they write books about their experiences and/or become celebrities.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 1:47:56 PM PDT by wildbill
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