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Ghulam Muhammed, shariah (Islamic laws). are barbaric

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Submitted by Barbara (United States), Aug 20, 2006 at 03:47

Punishments shariah (Islamic laws).

constitutional rights, here for a 9 year old ? barbaric

Article 49 exempts children from punishment. Addendum 1 to this article defines a child as someone before puberty. But in the civil law puberty for boys is 15 and for girls 9 lunar years (article 1210, addendum 1). So girls come of age for punishments six years before boys. This is particularly striking since in everything else such as inheritance, custody over children, marriage, divorce, ownership, travel, giving witness etc women are considered delicate creatures in need of protection by men. But when it comes to being punished, suddenly they are more mature and responsible for their actions. Less rights, more punishment. One can imagine a situation where a boy of 14 and a girl of 9 steal. According to the law she would lose four fingers of her right hand for first offence (article 201), her left foot for the second offence, prison for third and execution for the fourth! He would go scott free.

Constitutional rights here for a 9 year old girl ? I repeat Islamic laws barbaric !

Submitted by Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai, Aug 19, 2006 at 13:37

There are many more barbaric things in the shariah (Islamic laws).but if you can't get this one I will not waste my time

Barbara wrote:

"as they gained in numbers—by high birth rate as well as new arrivals—Muslims are reverting to their intolerant ways by, for instance, demanding legal status for shariah (Islamic laws). The type of draconian laws that for most parts resemble those of humanity’s barbaric past. "

If as full citizens of their respective countries who boast of being democratic nations and swear by freedom of speech and religion --- if Muslim citizen demand legal status for sharia -- for themselves and not for the rest ---- who is being intolerant by denying them their constitutional rights, Muslims or the likes of Barbara? Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

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