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Hamas Imposes Radical New Law: Lashings, Amputations, and Massive Executions

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Hamas is now trying to outdo the Taliban in imposing new Shar'ia inspired draconian punishments, including amputations of limbs and massive increases in lashings and executions. A senior Hamas official told Gulf News that a new punitive law, "inspired


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Gillian M (218)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 12:43 pm
Hamas is now trying to outdo the Taliban in imposing new Shar'ia inspired draconian punishments, including amputations of limbs and massive increases in lashings and executions. A senior Hamas official told Gulf News that a new punitive law, "inspired by" Shar'ia Law, is required to replace the former and "impractical" one. The article states that there will be a minimum of 20 lashes for minor offenses and a minimum of 80 lashes for criminal cases: the death penalty will also be expanded in accordance with the Shar'ia. In addition, the new law includes cutting off the hands of a thief.

By replacing an almost 80-year old punitive law with a new radical one, Hamas has earned widespread condemnation by other Palestinian factions. Even other terrorist groups condemn Hamas' new law.

"The new law will harm the interests of the Palestinians and perpetuate the Palestinian internal split. Hamas must retreat and show priority and preference to the higher Palestinian interests," according to The Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) statement.

According to the article, Hamas asserts that the law aims at deterring criminals in Gaza.

Instead of planning to alleviate Gaza's deteriorating economic situation or reining in terrorist groups operating in the Strip, the Hamas regime is reinforcing its radical rule. Clearly, Hamas prioritizes imposing its radical Islamist agenda on Palestinian society over enhancing Gaza's standard of living.

It remains to be seen whether Hamas' front groups and supporters in the United States, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, American Muslims for Palestine and the Muslim American Society, who claim to be civil rights organizations, will condemn Hamas for implementing this new law

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 1:52 pm
This is wrong. You cannot govern with terror govern with love and you earn the right to complain about others and to earn the respect of all.

Janis K (129)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 2:01 pm
Very wrong, thanks for sharing.

. (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 3:01 pm
Great...who is less moral, who is capable of more human suffering, who is the more sick?

Davide M (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 4:04 pm

Beth S (330)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 4:36 pm
Hamas is threatened. It is typical of totalitarian, fascist governments to take it out on the people the rule, to instill fear, take total control.

Hamas has been given the rope, and now like Erdogan in Turkey, is proceeding to hang themselves with it.

No big surprise there.

Mike H (252)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 5:11 pm
If you cut someone's hand off it's hard to make up for it if they are later found to be the wrong person.

Walter F (129)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 9:13 pm
Oh what a lovely bunch .They really are hell's angels.

patrica and edw j (190)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 9:45 pm
Spot on Boods. As much compassion and humanity as a bunch of coconuts.

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:14 am
The demons are terrified for the coming expulsion.

Death consumes death and pain consumes pain.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:56 am
No wonder the Arabs living in Israel want nothing to do with them.

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 10:23 am
The Arabs living in Judea/Samaria are scared that they will be given their own land because it is Hezbollah controlled. Hezbollah already make their lives a misery by preventing them working for people or companies and fail to give them anything to live on.

P. L. Neola (21)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 12:45 pm
If it is true, there are Muslims that oppose this degree of Sharia. Up until recently, I did not realize that every Muslim state was selecting and practicing certain parts of Sharia Law.

At present, the moderate Muslims are not in direct contact with the extreme Muslims—or are they in Syria? However, with the way Islam is spreading like wildfire nowadays, it will not be long before the two clash with one another.

I have a feeling the moderate Muslims will eventually be considered to be and treated like infidels during Islam’s struggle for a worldwide caliphate.

This radical Islam is too brutal and more apt to dominate the Islamic world in the end!

Micha Shepher (21)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 2:46 am
Hamas will use the new legislation to intimidate its adversaries. There are not going to be a lot of opposition to Hamas after the first hand will be chopped. Since Gaza is the most populated land in the world, perhaps they simply invent new and original ways of dealing with the population explosion using good ol' Sharia. A much better and more humane measure would be to stop the leakage of UN capital to the area via UNRWA. UNRWA is responsible for these people's misery by financing their irresponsible multiplication.
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