Weak: Brunei adopts sharia law; punishments include whipping, amputation - IBNLive

Inflicting such punishments upon people because they don't subscribe to your religion is a clear sign of the intellectual weakness of your conception of God.

brunie_hajiFrom Wednesday, residents of the country dominated by Malay Muslims face conviction by Islamic courts and fines or jail terms for offences like pregnancy outside marriage, failure to perform Friday prayers, and propagating other religions.

A second phase comes into effect 12 months later covering offences for theft and alcohol consumption by Muslims, punishable by whipping and amputations. The death penalty, including by stoning, will be introduced in the final phase a year later for offences including adultery, sodomy and insulting the Koran or the Prophet Muhammad. Most of the laws will also apply to non-Muslims.

Source: Brunei adopts sharia law; punishments include whipping, amputation - IBNLive.

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