Everybody, well, everybody with a functioning brain, that is, is outraged about the jihadist terrorists’ murder-spree at Charlie Hebdo.
I think I made my views on this clear.
And, predictably enough, them ‘nothing-to-do-with-Islam’ chaps of the Islamic State (aka IS aka ISIS aka ISIL) claimed responsibility for the Charlie Habdo murders and gloated that more such attacks are coming.
No, I will not call them ‘Barbarians’ because I would never insult Barbarians by likening them to these savages!
But, at least they are just rogues, playing at a state, right?
It’s not actual UN (ok, I’m choking on this phrase, but roll with it) actual UN recognized countries, right?
And certainly not any ally of ours, right?
Weeeeeeeel, not so much!
Flogging is a punishment often inflicted on Muslims by Islamist governments, because Sharia (Islamic law) commands it. And all Islamist governments are guided by Sharia – including the ones our young men and women had liberated.
Like Afghanistan. Whose new Constitution, drafted with the help of Western ‘liberators’, cites Sharia as the ultimate ruling authority.
And the punishment of flogging is often so severe,
those being punished the victims often die. Unless the sentence is broken up into ‘managable’ bits: you know, just to the brink of death, let you recover, flog some more – almost to the brink of death, let you recover, and so on. This is how the torture is maximized.
That is pure Sharia.
That is pure Islam.