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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Unkind Cane – More Sharia Bullshit

Cross posted @ God Is 4 Suckers!caning

This is just the latest in the long line of nonsense we hear from one of the monolithic Big Three: Malaysia canes three women over extramarital sex

Three Malaysian women have been caned by the authorities for having extra-marital sex, say officials.

They are the first women to receive such a sentence under Islamic law in the country.

The punishments come as another Malaysian woman waits to hear whether her caning - for drinking beer - is carried out.

Yes, because women are cattle, dontcha know, how dare they even consider doing anything without consulting the menfolk first? (That is, of course, sarcasm.)

Malaysia's majority Malays are subject to Islamic laws, while the large Chinese and Indian minorities are not.

Like we don’t have enough divisions in any society, again, religion creates even more.

Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the punishments had been carried out in a prison outside the capital, Kuala Lumpur, on 9 February.

The women were each hit up to six times. One is reported to have since been released from prison.

Prison? Really? Really. Seriously.

Officials did not say how the canings were carried out, but analysts said such punishments were usually light for women, intended to be largely symbolic.

Regardless of whether it was ‘light’ or not, it shouldn’t have happened at all. Also, note the conspicuous absence of the men who had sex with them. More unnecessary divisions, only this time it’s about gender discrimination.

"Even though the caning did not injure them, they said it caused pain within them," the Reuters news agency quoted Mr Hishammuddin as saying.

He told state media he hoped the punishments would not be "misunderstood so much that it defiles the purity of Islam".

An irrational religion pushing an unrealistic standard? Forcing people to live by an anachronistic code that originated only from men? Obeisance to a Bronze Age standard that’s laughable by today’s views and knowledge? Would that this were a surprise. Sadly, it’s not.

This is something I know I’ve said before: the true yardstick by which we measure civilization, is how a society (any society) treats its women and children.  Sharia law is a throwback, which modern peoples should throw away.

Till the next post, then.

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