Islam - The Religion of Peace
A document surfaced online this week and has been reportedly circulating in Raqqa, Syria, that alleges to be the official penal code of the Islamic State. The document, translated and confirmed to be from the terrorist group by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), lists eleven crimes and their punishments– seven of which are death.MEMRI notes that the document appeared online through a website called the Jihadi Media Platform, and is titled “Clarification [regarding] the Hudud [Koranic punishments].” It cites the Koran and its demands to adhere to Sharia law, and issues punishments similar to those in the original Code of Hammurabi, and 18th century legal document that also prescribed amputation of arms for thieves and the death penalty for an array of violations. It is much shorter, however, though often equally as barbaric.
The code proscribes the death penalty for any insult to Allah, the Prophet Muhammad, or Islam generally, as well as for “spying for the infidel interests” and apostasy. In a subset called “Illegal sexual intercourse”– which presumably does not include rape or pedophilic violations– specific punishments are given depending on whether the offending party is married.
Married offenders are killed by stoning; non-married offenders are given 100 lashes and exiled from the community for one year. Sodomy is its own category, which, of course, receives the death penalty.
The other major set of crimes involve theft. Simple theft results in the loss of a limb. “Highway robbery” is punishable by crucifixion, which is to say death.
Sick Bastard Alert
It's late at night as I type this. I just can't help myself.
I am a sick bastard. Enjoy the video.
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true,
You'll see it's all a show,
Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you!