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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:19 AM
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Fujairah Shariah court orders man to be stoned to death for adultery - UAE
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=da...

FUJAIRAH The Fujairah Shariah Court yesterday ordered Shahin Abdull Rahman to be stoned to death and Asmaa Bikham Bijam to serve one year in jail along with 100 lashes, following their conviction of adultery. She was not sentenced to death since she is still single.

The case dated back to last April when a national knew of his maids illicit sexual affair with one of her compatriots, who used to sneak to her room every day and practised adultery with her till the early hours of the morning.



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Stargleamer Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:22 AM
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1. Could someone tell me what year we're living in? n/t
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:32 AM
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3. Well...
Considering all the stories of actual stoning to death because of adultery I've ever heard involved women as the victim of the stoning, this is an "improvement". It's "equality" on the march.

Or something.

:grr:

WHY do people kill in the name of their religion?
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:37 AM
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5. Even Bush said he checked with the big guy before invading Iraq
God must have told Bush its a slam dunk. Yea we are in deep shit.

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers on my right..

Don
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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:25 AM
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2. Our brave cowarriors in the War on Terror.
Why do the people of the Arab monarchies figure out who their real enemy is? Not some guy getting some on the side...it's the religious fundamentalists and their "courts."
I thought to get the death penalty under Shariah one had to have at least two male eye witnesses? Corporal punishment in 2006? Stoning and 100 lashes?
Read some Tom Paine in Arabic, guys! Learn the Marsaillaise in Arabic! Overthrow the monarchies! Get a DVD of Wilhelm Tell, substitute Gesel for the local poobah....
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:33 AM
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4. Yup, that's them. Our allies.
Edited on Sun Jun-11-06 12:33 AM by Redstone
Nice folks to be buddies with, yes?

Redstone
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:46 AM
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6. Theocracies are " in" again, Muslim or Christian
Control the masses and working class with the opiate of religion while taking away their value and giving it to the elite rich.
The rich have money, the poor have the religious monkey on their back. I've never seen a religious icon who wasn't rich and led the easy life and enjoyed commercialism to its fullest.

Mother Theresa is the lone exception. She chose to center her life on service to the poor. She lived amongst them.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:02 AM
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13. Oh, please
How can you get so much wrong in such a short paragraph? I'll pretty much agree with you on the old religion as a tool to control the masses saw, but of course it's more complex than that. However, please name one, just one, nation that is a Christian theocracy. And no, the USA is not a theocracy. Much as people around here grouse about it, we're not even close. Theocracies have never gone out of style, so to state that they're back in vogue is nonsensical. And as far as Mother Theresa being the only religious icon you can think of who doesn't didn't loll in the lap of luxury, let me introduce you to Thomas Merton, or how about Martin Luther King? The Berrigan brothers, Rev. Coffin and many others. Lots of people are motivated by religious belief to actively work toward helping others. Yes, there's lots of charlatans, but tarring them all with the same brush is just wrong.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 12:49 AM
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7. i thought UAE was a modern country. WTF
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 01:05 AM
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8. "For the want of Reason, the head was lost" Mogantani 1956
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 02:45 AM
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9. I have absolutely no problem in the world with people like these
guarding our ports. No problem whatsoever.

:eyes:
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:13 AM
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11. Except now you get the Carlyle Group
Now you CAN actually have the bin Ladin's operating the US ports and there's not a damn thing you can do about it...
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:12 AM
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10. Shariah court is the court of first instance.... on appeal
they will most likely just be deported...

We don't do stonings here

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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:43 AM
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12. Thats gotta hurt, maybe even leave a mark
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