An Egyptian Member of Parliament from the Nour Party (Salafist) has announced that he would like to see strict enforcement of Sharia law relative to punishment for various forms of criminal behavior. That punishment would include crucifixion.
The People’s Assembly Proposals and Complaints Committee discussed in a meeting Tuesday a bill proposed by MP Adel Azzazy from the Salafi-oriented Nour Party that would apply Islamic law for certain crimes.
The proposed law calls for the application of “Heraba,” an Islamic penalty for criminal actions that include overt robbery, murder, forcible taking of property with a weapon and vandalizing public facilities.
The penalties according to Azzazy’s bill are execution in the case of murder, or cutting one arm and one leg from opposite sides of the culprit’s body in the cases of robbery and forcible taking of property. If the taking of possessions is accompanied by murder, the penalty would be death or crucifixion, to be determined by the judge.
Remember, the primary difference between Salafists and the Muslim Brotherhood is that the latter believes in muruna or the lifting of prohibitions to portray itself as more secular and moderate while the former uses no such deceit. Both groups seek the same ends, just different means. However, in the case of this bill, at least one Muslim Brotherhood MP supports it.
MP Gamal Heshmat from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party praised the bill. He said that under former People’s Assembly Speaker Sufi Abu Taleb, draft laws were adjusted to match Islamic Sharia but were later shelved intentionally.
If these punishments are for Muslims, what do you think they have in mind for infidels?
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two decades. At what point does he realize that he’s
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