A short hard hat post, feel free to agree or disagree. I don't want to keep on about this subject, but it does keep on turning up with stuff that just shouldn’t happen.
This is what you get when self justifying misogynist males get too much power (for "too much" read any power). I am sure they felt they were doing Allah's will and were all real fired up with moral outrage.
Scarily they probably feel aggrieved that anyone would even criticise them for what they did.
Sadly I guess they can’t have been too bright, or prone to self examination, or doubt. I guess they must have been fed a good diet of hate with their religious education by some wicked evil old men.
They use Sharia Law to justify what they did. And its supporters might be reluctant to criticise, others might say you can't make omelettes without breaking eggs.
No matter what excuses supporters of Sharia Law make, there is no argument that it sanctions and enables brutal repression and murder. It uses ultimately extreme force to steal life and liberty particularly from all women also any and all non Muslims.
I figure the only reason things are not far worse through the Islamic world is that most normal people (of whatever religious flavour) are more civilised and try to stop the worse stuff like this from happening.
I just cannot see how there can be a place for such laws or behaviour in a truly decent and just society.
I added this because it seems to me like another example of intolerance and persecution sanctioned by Sharia Law.
Clerics in two Islamic Malaysian states (Pahang and Malacca) are planning not only to persecute gays using Sharia Law but also anyone who objects to their persecuting them (promoting or supporting illegal activities).
It seems to me love is.. love, and being gay is basically a harmless enough thing. It is a rocky enough road to tread even without officially sanctioned persecution adding to it.
I do wonder what is behind such hatred and I can't help wondering if it is maybe a tiny worm of doubt about their own sexuality in those who hate and persecute.