Posts Tagged ‘ floggings ’

Saudis Behaving Badly: Beheading For Protesting?; 350 Lashes For Making Homemade Wine?

Oct 14th, 2015 | By

The mother of a teenage Saudi protester sentenced to crucifixion has begged Barack Obama to intervene to save her son’s life. In her first interview with foreign media, Nusra al-Ahmed, the mother of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, whose case has reverberated around the world, described the intended punishment as “savage” and “backwards in the extreme”.

Brunei Christians Fear Harsh Islamic Law

May 22nd, 2014 | By

Brunei’s devoted Christians face a potential crackdown after the sultan introduced harsh Islamic punishments, including flogging and stoning to death, but Western nations appear reluctant to intervene.

“I place my faith in and am grateful to Allah the Almighty to announce that [since] Thursday May 1, 2014, we will see the enforcement of Sharia law phase one, to be followed by the other phases,” said Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, leader of the country’s absolute monarchy government for nearly 47 years.

Sultan Of Brunei Warns Citizens Of Punishments For Criticizing Him Or Sharia

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

The dictator of Brunei, a tiny country bordering Malaysia, has just issued a warning to its citizens about criticizing him or his imposition of Islamic Sharia law on the country. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiam is one of the richest men in the world — $20 billion and counting. He rules over a country of only 400,000 citizens.