Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Gaza takes another step towards the Dark Ages

Gaza parliament sanctions bill allowing whipping, hanging as standard punitive action

Section 84 stipulates that anyone found guilty of "drinking to making wine will be subjected to 40 lashes… drinking and harassing the public will be punishable by 40 lashes and three months in jail."

The whip will be used on anyone "engaging in games of chance, offending religious beliefs and defaming others' character," as well.

The bill also calls for dismembering – mostly of the hands – of anyone convicted of theft.


It's miraculous that Hamas maintains their popularity with Western "progressives" despite such brazen buzz-killing policies.


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