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If one needed further proof that Islam was an oppressive religion that curtails human rights and sanctions barbaric behavior that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the world, one needs to consider this item.

From the Jerusalem Post … 

“Both Iran and its Hamas proxy in Gaza have been busy this Christmas week showing Christendom just what they think of it. But no one seems to have noticed. “”

On Tuesday, Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Shari'a criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, it legalizes crucifixion.”

“Hamas's endorsement of nailing enemies of Islam to crosses came at the same time it renewed its jihad. Here, too, Hamas wanted to make sure that Christians didn't feel neglected as its fighters launched missiles at Jewish day care centers and schools. So on Wednesday, Hamas lobbed a mortar shell at the Erez crossing point into Israel just as a group of Gazan Christians were standing on line waiting to travel to Bethlehem for Christmas.”

From the Quran …

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

“Sura 5:33 Those who wage war against God and His Messenger and strive to spread corruption in the land should be punished by death, crucifixion, the amputation of an alternate hand and foot or banishment from the land: a disgrace for them in this world, and then a terrible punishment in the Hereafter.” <Source>

From Israelnn.com

“According to a report on the new law appearing Wednesday on the Al-Arabiya website, as translated by Palestinian Media Watch, the Palestinian Legislative Council approved a bill "to implement Koranic punishments." The Arabic website, the online arm of the popular Al-Arabiya satellite news outlet, refers to the London-based Saudi-owned newspaper Al-Hayat, which said the decision to implement shari'a (Islamic law) was ‘seen as unprecedented,’ and that it has ‘brought criticism and concern from human rights organizations in the Gaza Strip.’

“The criminal code adopted by the PA includes such punishments as lashes, amputation of thieves' hands, crucifixion, approval of blood revenge, and execution. According to the Arabic press, the law stipulates that only the victim of a crime can pardon opt to forgo the ‘Koranic penalties’.” <Source>

Denied as a lie?

“PA legislators in Gaza denied the reports that they adopted Islamic criminal penalties, saying that there has been no official statement to that effect. Al-Hayat, however, said the proposal for the law was submitted by the PA government led by Hamas's Ismail Haniyeh.”

“If in fact passed, as reported in the Arabic press, the new law only puts into practice what was stated succinctly by a PA legislator - Hamed Bitawi of the Hamas organization - just after Hamas won the January 2006 PA elections in a sweeping victory: ‘The Koran is our constitution, Mohammad is our prophet, jihad is our path and dying as martyrs for the sake of Allah is our biggest wish.’ His statement was answered with a standing ovation and calls of "’Allahu Akbar’".

“Heads of the Hamas-run Palestinian Authority in Gaza have specified that the new penal code will have “14 chapters and 220 clauses,” according to PMW. Despite their denials this week, Hamas leaders recently announced that the new code is almost ready.” <Source>

So where is the United Nations’ Commission on Human Rights or are Muslims not considered under the United Nations’ purview?

-- steve

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