Tag Archives: Sharia law

Taliban announces “general amnesty”

Brussels 17.08.2021 The Taliban announced a “general amnesty” for all government officials on Tuesday, August 17, and urged them to return to work, trying to calm the mood in the capital city after Sunday chaos at Kabul airport as people tried to flee all directions. Women would also be allowed to play a role in government that corresponds with Sharia law, the group said.

The comments by Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, represent the first comments on governance in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover of the country on Sunday, August 15.

“You should restart your routine life with full confidence,” Samangani said in announcing the amnesty. Some appeared to take the advice to heart, with white-capped traffic police reappearing on the streets for the first time in days.

Women would also be allowed to join the government in accordance with sharia law, he said.
“The Islamic Emirate doesn’t want women to be victims,” Samangani said, using the militants’ new name for Afghanistan. “They should be in the government structure according to Shariah law.”

“The structure of government is not fully clear, but based on experience, there should be a fully Islamic leadership and all sides should join,” he added.

Brunei regresses to Stone Age laws

A set of archaic Sharia laws comes into effect from next week punishing adultery and homosexuality with death by lapidation in the ultra rich  Sultanate of Brunei.

 

From April 3, any individuals found guilty of the offenses will be stoned to death publicly, according to a modified penal code. The execution will be “witnessed by a group of Muslims”, as ordered in original Sharia law version.
The country’s return to the archaic laws was announced in 2014, and have been introduced gradually. The latest phase of implementation, including the cruel archaic provisions, was announced on the Brunei attorney general’s website on December 29, 2018.
Human rights groups reacted with indignation and condemned the re-introduction of archaic Stone Age practices to penal code, with lapidation, and order amputation of limbs as a punishment for theft, including mutilating children.
Defenders of gay rights reacted first to the savage Quranic VII century laws, not only by rising their voices, but also by putting forward an initiative of boycotting properties, owned by rich Brunei businessmen in California.
Hollywood actor, and human rights activist George Clooney called for boycott of hotels, among which are Dorchester Collection’s hotels, including legendary The Beverly Hills Hotels and Hotel Bel-Air in California.

 

Saudi women protest against abaya

Saudi campaigners have urged Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to abandon rules for the Kingdom’s rigid dress code for women, launching a social media action posting photos, wearing their abayas inside out in protest.

Women in Saudi Arabia have for decades been required to wear the abaya — a loose, all-covering black garment — in public, a dress code strictly enforced by police.

Prince Mohammed said in March that women needed only to dress “modestly” and were not required to wear abayas. But Saudi women  see  that in practice nothing has changed, and they are demanding the promised freedom.

I’ve started wearing my compulsory hijab called abaya (this black robe) turned inside out to express my objection on Sharia law violating Saudi women’s freedom to clothe,” tweeted one, referring to the Islamic law that effectively governs the kingdom.

‘”I’ve started wearing my compulsory hijab called abaya (this black robe) turned inside out to express my objection on Sharia law violating Saudi women’s freedom to clothe,” tweeted one, referring to the Islamic law that governs the Kingdom.