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PURITANICAL ATTITUDE PERVADES ISLAM
by Harry Hunter
(Nov. 27, 2009) — A Reuters report from Khartoum says, that “A 16-year-old south Sudanese girl was lashed 50 times after a judge ruled her knee-length skirt was indecent.” This Christian teen was captured in a public market and dragged (literally, apparently) directly before a Shariah judge who imposed the sentence and watched it applied on the spot, with no parent or guardian being notified.
Only 40 lashes are given to a man caught driving drunk and likewise 40 for a woman caught wearing trousers. Why a teen gets 50 lashes for “indecency” only Mohammed knows. Of course, Mohammed appreciated the beauty of young girls, so perhas a girl could seem especially attractive to a devout Muslim. I have read that one of Mohammed’s wives was married to his son before the Prophet decided he wanted the young thing for himself. His favorite wife of all was one he “married” when she was only nine years old.
Certainly a sixteen-year old girl can look attractive, but the Christian girl’s mother said the girl was wearing “a normal skirt and blouse” when apprehended. I guess we should be grateful they didn’t cut her off at the knees for her perfidy.
Some try to divide Islam into good, decent folks and those hotheaded extremists who wage jihad and cut off limbs for petty crimes and stone women to death for adultery. What I see is that whenever and wherever Muslims get the upper hand, they wield the whip of domination over their fellow human beings.