Don't they know Sharia is benign and completely compatible with Western values, as Imam Rauf told us? Well, no. They've been reading the Qur'an: "This is the recompense of those who fight against God and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land...." (Qur'an 5:33)
"And the thief, male and female: cut off the hands of both, as a recompense for what they have earned, and a punishment exemplary from God; God is All-mighty, All-wise." (Qur'an 5:38)
"When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads...." (Qur'an 47:4)
"Amputations, beheadings and a crucifixion: Horrific stories from Yemen where Al Qaeda has imposed sharia law," from the Daily Mail, December 4 (thanks to Pedro):
Al Qaeda committed 'truly shocking' human rights abuses including crucifixions and the beheading of an alleged sorceror during its 16 months in control of a southern region of Yemen, a report by Amnesty International claimed today.
The London-based charity has also released a video which appears to show a suspected thief having his hand amputated by the Ansar al-Sharia militia, which seized power of the Abyan governorate in February 2011. (continue reading...)