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Saudis chop off Nigerian thief's hand

2012-11-21 18:53

Riyadh - Saudi authorities on Wednesday chopped off the hand of a Nigerian man convicted of theft, in compliance with the Islamic shari'ah law strictly applied in the kingdom, the interior ministry said.

Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim was convicted of theft and sentenced to having "his right hand amputated" the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.

The punishment was executed in the western city of Mecca, home to the Muslim holy Grand Mosque, where the theft took place, it said.

The ultra-conservative kingdom applies the Islamic shari'ah law, including executions by the sword for people convicted of rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking.

Comments
  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-21 19:09

    send JZ and JM there

      Rudolf - 2012-11-22 06:15

      Imagine South Africa was "Saudi"... We'd have Thousands of zoomer-supporters digging in their noses with their toes..! Guess which country now has the lowest amount of nigerians....

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-11-21 19:34

    This could work in SA, a few people in government will be without hands!

      logen.naidoo - 2012-11-21 19:41

      Totally agree.

      fanie.gerber1972 - 2012-11-21 19:42

      Talana ....en sonder ander goete ook

  • Michael - 2012-11-21 19:46

    WE NEED THAT IN S.A.

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-11-21 20:04

    Very good law.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-11-22 01:06

      there will b a lot of left handers in ZA

  • Benjamin - 2012-11-21 20:09

    Ok.....that will work!

  • christel.ritchie - 2012-11-21 20:25

    Like that a lot.

  • mbuyiswa.mrasi - 2012-11-21 20:52

    ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR ALLAHU AKBAR!!!

      carl.h.witte - 2012-11-21 21:08

      not...

      rude.awakning - 2012-11-22 23:11

      carl, really? Grow up!

  • razapo.omega - 2012-11-21 21:49

    god dn,t force people 2 wship him,are they folowing and cowering wat man blvs,instd of following god

      rude.awakning - 2012-11-22 23:07

      raz, whot ya be smokin mon! Me wont sum too mon!

      rude.awakning - 2012-11-22 23:07

      raz, whot ya be smokin mon! Me wont sum too mon!

  • Noel Skhona Nkomo - 2012-11-21 22:04

    Sharira law?????........?

      rude.awakning - 2012-11-22 05:15

      correct spelling: 'Sharia Law' google it......easiest way to find out what it is about.

  • shubnam.patel - 2012-11-21 22:06

    Wow this is shocking,I'm also muslim but nowhere has allah written that the hands of a thieve should be cut off..this is disgusting of them to do and I bet they themselves have also comitted theft...its people like them that have,till today given islam(the religion of peace) a bad name..who do these people think they are that they can just take a persons body part away...the body part that Allah himself gave...

      ft.burhaak - 2012-11-21 22:24

      Shubnum Islamic Sharia Law is Devine Law Commanded by Allah.It is just and uncorrupt,where prevention is better then cure.Now after this example there will be a good few would be thieves scratching their heads and rethinking their occupation!

      cismaan.dheere - 2012-11-21 23:10

      Dear bro.thank u 4 bn muslim.its wajib in sharia low to chop off the hands thiefs. U need to read surah al-baqara.remember sharia is not only the vew knowledge that u have.pls give little bit time to learn the deen.jazakalah

      safeera.gangat - 2012-11-21 23:21

      Dear sister in islam, I urge you to educate yourself with the correct knowledge with regards to islam. If you open surah noor of the Quran Allah clearly mentions this law. Not believing in what Allah says will result in u being out of the fold of Islam. Please sister consult with learned islamic scholars to clarify your doubts.

  • www.hephzibah.wapsite.me - 2012-11-21 22:21

    Thieves ransacked our place on friday and took everything they could carry of value.Saturday morning police caught 3 with most of our stuff.Still things missing.Maybe they should chop of their hands.I saw them and they were arrogant and demonic.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-11-22 01:09

      AFFIRMATIVE SHOPPING

  • safeera.gangat - 2012-11-21 23:28

    Dear sister in islam, I urge you to educate yourself with the correct knowledge with regards to islam. If you open surah noor of the Quran Allah clearly mentions this law. Not believing in what Allah says will result in u being out of the fold of Islam. Please sister consult with learned islamic scholars to clarify your doubts.

      shubnam.patel - 2012-11-22 23:24

      Oh and by you educatin me it makes you very holy hey..and I don't think its ok for you to decide who's being out of the fold of islam..I'm muslim so don't make me sound like I'm a friggin sinner.

      rude.awakning - 2012-11-27 12:52

      sister patel, can i just say that 'a reminder is good for a believer' and whilst it may be that personally your are appaulled by the severity of the corporal punishment that was inflicted on the accused, the shariah is clear in the various surah's that has been cited by the well intended sister and brother alike. The punishment may be medival like but is a prescibed one by shariah law and thus it is stated in the Quraan!

  • Tyrone Grobbelaar - 2012-11-22 00:49

    I hope they found out which hand was dominant! Lol

      rude.awakning - 2012-11-22 23:15

      yep, forensics found it to be the one with hair growing in his palm!

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-11-22 01:00

    Just look at the violent crime in S.Africa.People are even murdering their wives and chìldren.Thats why in Sharia Law they chop up the murderers and hang the rapists.No time for games and stories!

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