March 25, 2017

INDONESIA: A Muslim Mob Stormed Into A Woman's House Accused Of Adultery, Gang-Raped Her, Then Dragged Her And Lover To Police Station. They Were Both Later Publicly Caned Under Sharia Law.

This is happening NOW in Indonesia after they voted to be ruled by Islamic sharia law in 2001. They have Islamic sharia morality police patrol the streets, even put up sharia checkpoints looking for offenders; no alcohol, no gambling, no homosexuality, no public affection, no sex outside of marriage called adultery, girls who are raped are stoned or whipped to death because it's considered sex outside of marriage. Female Islamic sharia officers interrogate women/girls pulled over about their unacceptable indecent clothing. You need to watch this video and listen to what government officials have to say. Islam is Islam. 

Watch at the end of this video above when the Australian journalist is warned that it was too dangerous to stay or risk being killed for reporting THE TRUTH to be shared with the world. Islamic fundamentalism is Islam. Darkness cannot exist where there is LIGHT. That's why Islam imposes Islamic sharia "blasphemy" laws in Islamic nations AND more importantly for us, in the civilized Western nations, punishing any person who speaks negatively about Islam, or even offends Islam or Islamist in any way, shape, or form. Soooo, just letting you know the truth that a person receives an automatic death penalty for leaving Islam would get the person saying it either killed in an Islamic country or arrested and jailed in a Western country accused of "Islamophobia". Islamic sharia blasphemy accusations are guided by feelings, and as reasonable people worldwide would understand that misinterpretations can be made by "feelings", "emotions". Most especially by hyper-sensitive people.
This Aesop Fable is unfolding right before our eyes.

The Scorpion and the Frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"

The scorpion replies: "Its my nature..."

Islam is Islam.
Please know that I say this respectfully, this is what the West has to look forward to if the civilized world does not wise up... click this link to read Dhimmitude: The Status of Non-Muslim Minorities Under Islamic Rule. And no, I'm not trying to scare you. I only want you to be informed. However, knowledge is only power when applied.
"Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act." ~Albert Einstein
The Independent, UK
written by Charlotte England
Tuesday October 18, 2016

An Indonesian woman has been caned in front of a jeering crowd on Monday after being accused of "standing too close to her boyfriend".

The woman, who has not been identified, was among 13 people flogged in Aceh province on the western island of Sumatra for allegedly breaking strict Islamic laws, which ban intimate behaviour such as touching, hugging, and kissing between unmarried people.

Photographs of the young woman crying out in pain have been shared by local and international media, amid growing concerns over the rising number of people — particularly women — subjected to corporal punishment in the region.

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, but Aceh is the only province which imposes sharia law.

People in the region can be flogged for a number of "offences", including gambling, drinking alcohol, and gay sex, in addition to any consensual sex outside of marriage.

Seven men and six women aged between 21 and 30 were punished on 17 October at a mosque in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh, after six couples were found guilty of getting "too close" out of wedlock.

Another man was caned for allegedly "spending time with a member of the opposite sex in a hidden location in a fashion that could lead to adultery".

Only one of the group due to be flogged, a 22-year-old woman, was granted a temporary reprieve, because she was pregnant.

Aceh Deputy Mayor Zainal Arifin said she would still be caned, but her sentence would be suspended until after she had given birth.

The official added that he hoped the canings would serve as a deterrent.

"We hope there are no more people in Banda Aceh who break the law in future," he told AFP.

Aceh began implementing sharia law after being granted special autonomy in 2001 (no-go zone), in an attempt by the central government in Jakarta to quell a long-running separatist insurgency.

In October 2015, regional authorities added a new passage to the Aceh Islamic Criminal Code, criminalising consensual sexual relations outside of marriage.

The UN Human Rights Committee and other human rights bodies raised concerns about laws criminalising "adultery" and other consensual sexual relations outside marriage, saying they violate the right to privacy.

Amnesty International said the law would be particularly detrimental to women.

"Laws concerning ‘adultery’ are discriminatory and have a disproportionate impact on women," the organisation said in a statement.

"Social expectations regarding ‘appropriate’ behaviour for women and discriminatory attitudes that seek to control women’s sexuality mean that women and girls are more likely to face arrest and prosecution for these so-called ‘crimes’".

The group added that 108 people had been caned in Aceh for gambling, drinking alcohol or “adultery” by the end of 2015.

It is estimated that even more people have been publically flogged so far in 2016 year, with a particularly large number of women being punished.

In April a 60-year-old woman was caned for selling alcohol in an unprecented case: the first time a non-Muslim had been handed such a punishment in Indonesia.

More than 90 percent of Indonesians describe themselves as Muslim, but the vast majority practice a moderate form of the faith.

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia
written by Editorial
May 7, 2014

Jakarta - The order by authorities in Aceh to have a woman and her married lover caned for adultery, even after she had been gang-raped by vigilante enforcers of Shariah, has spurred a maelstrom of criticism and soul-searching about the place of Islamic jurisprudence in Muslim-majority but secular Indonesia.

The alleged mob of vigilantes, one of them just 13 years old, stormed into the woman’s home in the town of Langsa and accused the 25-year-old of having an affair with her 40-year-old companion. The accusation carried extra weight in Aceh as a violation of the province’s partial adoption of Shariah, which, among other prohibitions, forbids intimacy of any kind between unmarried couples.

The eight vigilantes have been accused of gang-raping the young woman and beating up her companion before marching them to a local police station.

Police arrested three of the eight men by May 4, including the 13-year-old, and are still hunting for the others.

But the city’s Shariah police, or Wilayatul Hisbah, made an announcement of their own: the woman and her companion would be caned for the original charge of adultery.

“This judgement raises serious concerns,” says Imdadun, a member of the Jakarta-based National Commission for Human Rights, or Komnas HAM. “The local authorities comes across as though they have no sensitivity toward basic human rights, or even sensitivity toward the purpose of Shariah itself. The purpose of Shariah is the good of the public and the individual.”

“They are misusing religion,” says Arbi Sanit, a political analyst from the University of Indonesia, says of the vigilantes, who rationalized their actions on the grounds that the woman’s alleged adultery had “tarnished their village’s reputation.”

“These people acted worse than animals," he said. "Religion is meant to humanize people.”

Imdadun agreed, saying the danger with basing regulations on a highly subjective scale of morality allows people to take the law into their own hands.

“Rape is a violation of human rights, and whatever the reasons were it is also a violation of Islamic Shariah law. The perpetrators must be severely punished,” he says.

“Where is their humanity?” says Ruhut Sitompul, an outspoken Democratic Party official and member of the House of Representatives’ oversight commission on legal affairs. “I think this whole thing is immoral, it’s inhumane.”

Komnas HAM notes that while aspects of Shariah are in keeping with contemporary values of human rights, “there are certain aspects that are not in line with human rights norms.” The commission warns that rising Islamic conservatism in Aceh could pave the way for a deeper implementation of Shariah, with even more draconian punishments for a wider range of perceived offenses.

Rape vs. adultery

Not everyone is critical of the decision to cane the rape victim.

Azis Syamsuddin, the deputy chairman of the House legal affairs commission from the Golkar Party, accuses human rights activists and critics of Shariah of overlooking what he believes is the salient fact in the whole saga: that the woman had already violated Shariah before she was gang-raped.
So basically the deputy chairman is saying she deserved to be gang-raped. He's saying she caused the Muslim mob to gang-rape her in her own house that they broke into. That's pretty twisted garbage. [emphasis mine]
“We should not look at this [as a] one-sided [issue],” he says. “The reason why [the couple] will be punished is because they were being intimate. Under Shariah, unless you are married, you cannot be intimate. The first crime can’t be excused just because of the second crime.”

Others more steeped in the workings of Islamic law disagree.

“They have to settle the rape case first,” says Solahuddin Wahid, a prominent Muslim scholar from Nahdlatul Ulama, the country’s biggest Islamic organization, and the brother of the late former president Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid.

“That is far more serious than just being intimate,” Solahuddin says. “The [adultery] is not as serious, the woman had not done anything [sexual] yet.”

He says local authorities need to concentrate on arresting those accused of the gang-rape, and not on punishing the victim.

Imdadun agrees that rape is more severe than adultery by several orders of magnitude, and says the planned caning for the lesser offense must be abandoned to reflect that.

“When a woman accused of adultery becomes a victim of a violent gang-rape — a crime that is far more serious — it is no longer appropriate for the woman to be publicly caned,” he says. “The law is unjust if it continues to punish her. That is unfair for the [rape] victim.”

Frans Winarta, a lawyer and chairman of the country’s bar association, known as Peradi, argues that in light of the rape, the woman should be let go.

“She has become a victim now, a rape victim,” he says. “Personally, I feel that she has to be given an exemption [from caning] because she has become a victim.”

Government’s deafening silence

Neither presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah nor Deputy Justice Minister Denny Indrayana would comment on the case when contacted by the Globe.

The government has repeatedly cited regional autonomy as the reason it refuses to intervene in regional policy matters, including when local governments flout rulings by the Supreme Court, as with the closure of churches in Bogor and Bekasi, or issue bylaws that contradict national ones, as in the adoption of a separatist flag as the provincial standard in Aceh.

While all provinces in Indonesia are guaranteed a degree of autonomy, Aceh is one of only five that enjoys special autonomy (the other four are Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Papua and West Papua).

That concession was granted by the central government as part of the 2005 peace accord that brought to an end three decades of armed separatist struggle in the province.
This is how Islamists take over cities, then expand to regions, then territories, then nations. So in the end, these no-go zones became full fledged Islamic sharia ruled cities. Anyone living within the area were forced to live under Islamic theocratic oppressive government. [emphasis mine]
Under that special autonomy, authorities in Aceh moved to formalize the region’s strong conservative bent by implementing a limited form of Shariah, which, among other things, bans close contact between men and women who are not related to each other; obliges women to wear a head scarf and men to wear long trousers; and prohibits the consumption of alcohol and the selling and public consumption of food during Ramadan.

The Wilayatul Hisbah were established to enforce the rules, and over the years the group has drawn ridicule for cracking down on things like punk concerts and skinny jeans.

However, Shariah enforcement is often spotty in cities like Banda Aceh, the provincial capital, where women dress in form-fitting jeans, and the head scarf, perhaps the most conspicuous symbol of Aceh’s Islamic culture and laws, is loosely worn by some women and not at all by others.

It is a distinction often lost on critics who falsely assert that Aceh is a sort of 12th-century backwater ruled by Shariah officers.

The region’s differing views on the importance of Islamic law has caused conflict in the past. Local authorities said they once uncovered an anti-Shariah movement on Facebook and efforts to curb mixed sex parties and loud music have ended in brawls between youths and Wilayatul Hisbah officers.

The historical lack of a clear call for the implementation of Shariah as well as a recent history of controversial decisions by Wilayatul Hisbah authorities have underscored uncertainty about Islamic law in Indonesia.

One set of laws

Azis says Aceh is free to enforce Shariah if it wants to, given its standing as a province with special autonomy.

“The kind of law that is upheld in Aceh is legally valid,” he says. “It can be justified because Aceh law is a case of lex specialis , it can only be adopted by a certain region. Whatever is going to be done, as long as it complies with Shariah, we have to respect it, because lex specialis applies there.”

But others are not so convinced Indonesia needs two sets of laws.

“Regional laws should not go against national laws,” says Frans, the bar association chief. “We still adhere to the concept of a united republic. We are not a federal nation. If we were a federal nation, then it would be different.”

Komnas HAM says the government and human rights groups need to hold talks with the Acehnese people and community leaders about the future of the province.

“As for Komnas HAM, we believe it will be better if the law does not leave any room for discrimination,” Imdadun says. “We hope the people of Aceh can reflect this and make a better choice. It is important to raise awareness, to hold dialogue with policy makers in Aceh. This is important so they won’t drift further away from Indonesia.”

He warns that if the rising tide of support for the separatists, the now-defunct Free Aceh Movement, or GAM, is left unchecked, its influence as a conservative group will grow stronger.

“Today, Shariah in Aceh still doesn’t cover crimes like theft. At presently it [mainly] covers [crimes of intimacy]. The next step might very well be the implementation of heavier punishments for crimes like theft,” Imdadun says. “If that is the case, then thieves will have their hands amputated and adulterers will be stoned [to death]. This has not been implemented yet, but worryingly I have heard that a number of [legal] drafts have been proposed for that. The voice of the international world is important in this.”

Correction: A previous version incorrectly stated the number of special autonomous regions as three. There are five.

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