"Speak now or forever hold your peace in pieces."
Islamofascists seem to have a great fetish for limb amputation. This punishment for theft in Traditional Islam is thought by some magical process to transform Muslim societies into ones filled with justice. Funnily, this has never happened in practice. Proponents of this punishment (known as sariqah in Sharia terminology) cite the Quran Chapter 5 Verse 38 to make their case. However, I believe that this is nothing more than a deliberately literal reading in order to repeat injunctions made in the Bible. The Bible is a great influence in Sharia law. Its influenced disguises itself as Hadith literature, thus acquiring legitimisation from Prophet Muhammad. Punishments for apostasy, adultery, blasphemy and normative religious practices like the hijab, the beard, saying ‘amen’ in prayers all come from the Bible. Ironically, while Christians themelves have left these practices for the most part, Traditional Muslims cling to them passionately.
From my analysis of the…
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