Islamic Shariah law infamously doles out unnecessarily harsh punishment for “crimes,” if they can even be called crimes, that are miniscule in nature. These include everything from brutal executions, bodily mutilations, and in this case a public caning for a woman whose “crime” was ‘standing too close to her boyfriend’:
A total of 13 Indonesians were caned (a punishment under the Islamic Sharia law) at a local mosque in Banda Aceh in Indonesia’s province of Aceh on Monday (17/10). These people (seven men and six women) allegedly exhibited behavior that is not allowed by Aceh’s local Sharia law. Such behavior includes “too close contact” between unmarried people (such as touching and kissing). Over the past two days pictures of the caning spread in international media, accompanied by concerns about this brutal punishment and the state of human rights in Indonesia.
In Monday’s caning, a woman was reportedly found guilty of “standing too close to her boyfriend”. Twelve others were also found guilty of breaking Islamic laws on intimacy. Meanwhile, a pregnant woman was given a reprieve, although she will have to face caning after giving birth. (source)
The brutality of life in Islamic nations is mirrored through the actions of the Muslims and in reality, is a reflection of the teachings of Islam. There is no love, and forgiveness is understood as submission to an authoritative will under the threat of terrible punishment. What makes these punishments so terrible is not just their nature, but how they are taught to be divinely revealed, which is a sign of the true nature of the wicked source which ‘revealed’ these ‘teachings’ to Mohammed 14 centuries ago.