Indonesian Christians Flogged in Rare Shariah Punishment for Non-Muslims

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  1. Everlasting Life

    Everlasting Life Through Faith in Jesus

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/indone...shariah-punishment-for-non-muslims-1519815905

    Two Indonesian Christians were publicly whipped for gambling, a rare case of non-Muslims being punished here under Islamic law, as the country shifts toward a more politicized brand of the religion associated with the Middle East. The man and woman are residents of Aceh province on the northern tip of Sumatra island, a province that has imposed strict Shariah law....
     
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    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    Can't get that whole story on WSJ unless you subscribe EL.
     
  4. sara ann

    sara ann Well-Known Member

    I keep telling myself....this is going to end!!!! COME LORD JESUS
     
  5. Everlasting Life

    Everlasting Life Through Faith in Jesus

    Just saw this thread again (I know, almost 3 months later...its been busy :) ), and thought I'd track down a more accessible link. Sounds like the "appearance" of gambling at a kids fun place (like chucky cheese) is a huge no no. Legalism on steroids.....well actually on meth.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/0...-outside-mosque-for-violating-sharia-law.html

    Indonesia publicly caned two Christians in a rare case of non-Muslims punished under sharia law.

    The two Indonesian Christians – Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45 – were whipped six and seven times respectively by a masked man wearing a robe, as a crowd of 300 ridiculed and took pictures of them outside a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.

    The strict Islamic law punishment against the Christian man and woman comes as the predominently Muslim country shifts to a more radical, politicized version of Islam, Reuters reported.

    The two Indonesian Christians – Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45 – were whipped six and seven times respectively by a masked man wearing a robe, as a crowd of 300 ridiculed and took pictures of them outside a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.

    The strict Islamic law punishment against the Christian man and woman comes as the predominently Muslim country shifts to a more radical, politicized version of Islam, Reuters reported.

    The pair – among five people punished – was accused of gambling. Police said they were playing a game at a children’s entertainment complex that lets users exchange coins for prizes or vouchers, including cash. They were beaten with a rattan stick, while another man involved with them got 19 lashes.

    Another couple was whipped two dozen times for showing affection in public.

    Banda Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that imposes sharia law since it was adopted in 2001 as part of a deal with the central government to end a long-running insurgency. The province has flogged its non-Muslim citizens for a range of offenses – from gambling to selling alcohol to having gay or extramarital sex.....
     

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