(WATCH) Reported case of Shariah law in practice in !West Philadelphia!:
GOPTHEDAILYDOSE.COM reports on this case of criminal charges for the alleged attempt to cut off the hand of a man whom two mosque members claim was a thief, in application of Shariah law in West Philadelphia:
The mosque’s “emir,” Merv Mitchell, who also goes by the name of Mabul Shoatz, was charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault and related offenses after using a machete to try to detach the mosque member’s hand.
Although the victim, who was known to help organize prayers at the mosque, denied participating in theft, the emir and imam (who was unnamed) dragged the accused down a flight of stairs to the mosque’s backyard, held his hand down on a log and attempted to cut off his hand with a two-foot long machete.
Cutting off a thief’s hand is mandated by Islamic (sharia) law, “[As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they earned as a deterrent [punishment] from Allaah.” (Quran 5:38)
They “swung at his wrist, cut through his skin and cut his tendons, but didn’t make it all the way,” said Lieutenant John Walker, a detective with the police department.
If it were not for the machete’s dull blade, the victim may not have even been able to receive the reconstructive surgery he is currently undergoing.
The mosque, called Masjid Ar-Razaqq Ul-Karim, is located in West Philadelphia. Police are looking for the imam who is said to be on the run.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? WOULD THIS ALLEGED ACT BE CONSIDERED “CRUEL AND UNUSUAL?” WOULD IT DETER THIEVERY?
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