First Malaysia, then Indonesia and now Brunei wants to reinstate flogging, stoning, honor murders and full force. No more isolated incidents. Who is behind this demand for Taliban-like Sharia rule in these countries? Qatar and Saudi Arabia again? Extremist ideology along with the Khilafa movement keeps spreading. And rapidly so. Fact is the massive majority of muslims around the world wants medieval laws that allow the persecution of minorities and kafirs. How can anyone bring these people into the West?!
…solid majorities in most of the countries surveyed across the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia favor the establishment of sharia, including 71% of Muslims in Nigeria, 72% in Indonesia, 74% in Egypt and 89% in the Palestinian territories. — PEW research center
How touching that they want strict and unyielding Sharia law to ‘guarantee justice for everyone and safeguards their well-being’! Including non-muslims and tourists have been guaranteed to receive Sharia ‘protection’ according to Brunei’s Mufti Awang Abdul Aziz claims. So basically, the law is not only meant to apply for muslims like the official claim wants to make out. What an absurd joke! We need only to look at the human rights watchlist and we can quickly see what kind of justice and protection Sharia offers anyone around the world. Over 100,000 Christian were slaughtered like animals last year alone based on Sharia and Quranic ideology. Non-Muslims have of course been enslaved and killed for 1,400 centuries under Islam. But in the muslim mindset that is indeed justice.
Brunei is another country that fell to Islamic control from invasions and bloodshed. The others follow mainly Buddhist, Christian and indigenous beliefs. Rest assure these announcements will soon follow by persecution and murder of Buddhist, Christians and other groups. These people should leave the country while they can.
It’s doubtful the Sultan himself is behind the desire to implement this law since people have informed us that he is not in good health and rather in a vegetative condition, not able to function and with only a portion of his mental faculties intact.
Brunei’s legal system up til now
This is from wikipedia. Not a 100% reliable source but it should give us an idea. It reveals that Brunei had basically a semi-British/Brunei legal system up til now when they will be catapulted back to the dark ages:
The government has made efforts to protect women’s rights. The law prohibits sexual harassment and stipulates that whoever assaults or uses criminal force, intending thereby to outrage or knowing it is likely to outrage the modesty of a person, shall be punished with imprisonment for as much as five years and caning. The law stipulates imprisonment of up to 30 years, and caning with not fewer than 12 strokes for rape. The law does not criminalize spousal rape; it explicitly states that sexual intercourse by a man with his wife, as long as she is not under 13 years of age, is not rape. Protections against sexual assault by a spouse are provided under the amended Islamic Family Law Order 2010 and Married Women Act Order 2010. The penalty for breaching a protection order is a fine not exceeding BN$2,000 ($1,538) or imprisonment not exceeding six months. During the year 23 rape cases were reported; at year’s end police were investigating 11 and had forwarded 10 to the Attorney General Chambers.
There is no specific domestic violence law, but arrests have been made in domestic violence cases under the Women and Girls Protection Act. The police investigate domestic violence only in response to a report by a victim. The police were generally responsive in the investigation of such cases. During the year a total of 62 cases of spousal dispute abuse reported; at year’s end, 55 cases were under investigation, and eight had been forwarded to the Attorney General Chambers. The criminal penalty for a minor domestic assault is one to two weeks in jail and a fine. An assault resulting in serious injury is punishable by caning and a longer prison sentence.
A special unit staffed by female officers has been established within the police department to investigate domestic abuse and child abuse complaints. A hotline was available for persons to report domestic violence. The Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sport’s Department of Community Development provides counseling for women and their spouses. Based on individual circumstances, some female and minor victims were placed in protective custody while waiting for their cases to be brought to court. Islamic courts staffed by male and female officials offered counseling to married couples in domestic violence cases. Officials did not encourage wives to reconcile with flagrantly abusive spouses. Islamic courts recognize assault as grounds for divorce.
This is now to be replaced with stoning, hanging, amputation of hands and feet, lashes and decapitation. According to Mufti Awang Abdul Aziz these new Sharia rules and punishments are more fair and protective. Sweet.
Brunei’s sultan announces strict Islamic penalties
Law only applies to Muslims, who make up about 66 per cent of the population
The Associated Press Posted: Oct 22, 2013 10:41 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 23, 2013 9:53 AM ET
Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says the country’s new criminal law, including penalties like amputation for theft, will be “part of the great history” of the country. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/The Associated Press)
A new criminal law that could include penalties like amputation for theft and stoning for adultery will be enforced for Muslims in Brunei in six months, its ruling sultan announced.
Brunei’s Shariah Islamic court had previously handled mainly family-related disputes. The sultan has been hoping to implement the new law for years to bolster the influence of Islam in the tiny, oil-rich monarchy on Southeast Asia’s Borneo island.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Shariah Penal Code should be regarded as a form of “special guidance” from God and would be “part of the great history” of Brunei.
“By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled,” the sultan said at a legal conference in Brunei’s capital.
‘Guarantees justice for everyone’
The law would apply only to Muslims, who comprise about two-thirds of the population of nearly 420,000 people. The others follow mainly Buddhist, Christian and indigenous beliefs.
Brunei’s Mufti Awang Abdul Aziz, the country’s top Islamic scholar, told Tuesday’s conference that the Shariah law “guarantees justice for everyone and safeguards their well-being.”
“Let us not just look at the hand-cutting or the stoning or the caning per se, but let us also look at the conditions governing them,” Awang said. “It is not indiscriminate cutting or stoning or caning. There are conditions and there are methods that are just and fair.”
Under secular laws, Brunei already prescribes caning as a penalty for crimes including immigration offences, for which convicts can be flogged with a rattan cane. Awang said there should be no concerns that foreign travellers might end up avoiding Brunei after the law is implemented.
‘”Let us not just look at the hand-cutting or the stoning or the caning per se, but let us also look at the conditions governing them.’– Mufti Awang Abdul Aziz, country’s top Islamic scholar
“Please listen to our answer. Sir, do all potential tourists to Brunei plan to steal? If they do not, then what do they need to fear,” he said. “Believe me when I say that with our Shariah criminal law, everyone, including tourists, will receive proper protection.”
The implementation of Shariah criminal law is not expected to face vocal opposition in Brunei, which has long been known for conservative policies such as banning the public sale of liquor.
Sultan Hassanal, who has reigned since 1967, is Brunei’s head of state with full executive authority. Public criticism of his policies is extremely rare in Brunei.