Brutal Public Canings Becoming The Norm In Aceh Indonesia

Sharia In Aceh Province Offenders of crimes such as gambling and adultery have been subjected to severe public canings recently in the province of Aceh, Indonesia. Aceh province, located on the northern part of Sumatra, Indonesia, has long been a conservative Muslim area, and is thought to be the place where Islam was first established […]

Maldives – Teenage Girl Sentenced To Caning For Pre-Marital Sex

Same Act But Different Penalties An unnamed 16-year-old girl in the Republic of Maldives has recently been sentenced to public caning by the court for engaging in pre-marital sex with a man. Her 29-year-old partner was convicted too. However, the penalty for him was 10 years of imprisonment instead of flogging. The Maldives is an […]

Egypt – Women Turned Table On Morality Police By Caning Them

Salafi Morality Police – No Legitimate Or Legal Authority Ever wondered what’s happening in Egypt now?  It seems that the lot of the Egyptian women who played a significant frontline role in helping to topple Hosni Mubarak is not going to get any better in the new Egypt. But now a group of Egyptian women have decided […]

Saudi Arabia – Prosecutor Failed To Get Judge To Order Caning And Jail Term For Sex Segregation Offense

Sex Segregation Permissible? As is well known, sex segregation is observed strictly in Saudi Arabia.  And so it was with great surprise that security officials at a cafe in Madina saw a group of 9 men and women openly sitting together in contravention of the sex segregation law.  But what is more surprising to many […]

Caught Gambling – Caning For Trio By Aceh Police, Indonesia

Caning For Gambling Trio The Aceh Police caned three Daya Daboh men on June 25, 2010 in Jantho, Aceh.  Their mea culpa was that they were apparently gambling in the front of the Al-Munawarah Mosque during a wedding ceremony.  Police said that the audacious men were playing cards while waiting for a cow-slaughtering ritual as […]

Kartika Caning Case – Prof Says Judgment Was A Human Enactment Camouflaged As Syariah

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno Finally Opens Up Remember Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, the Malaysian model who was charged with  consuming alcohol in Pahang and who was sentenced to a fine and 6 lashes of the cane by the Syariah High Court?  Her case attracted widespread attention, and she would have been the first woman to be […]

Kartika Caning Case – Freedom At Last

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno Now A Free Woman Thursday April 22, 2010 is a very special day for former Malaysian model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno.  On this day, she completed her 3-week community service at the Tengku Ampuan Fatimah Children Home, walked out of the gate, and became a free woman.  This brings an end to the […]

Kartika Caning – Nobody Should Dispute Ruler’s Decision

One would have expected that the decision by the Sultan of Pahang to commute the caning sentence of 6 lashes of the cane on Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno to a 3-week community service at a children’s home would be welcome by all. Instead, that decision disappointed the folks at the Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association (PPPM) […]

Kartika Caning Case – Reactions To Community Service Substitute

On Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno received a letter from the Sultan of Pahang commuting the caning sentence to a 3-week community service punishment commencing April 2 and ending on April 23.  If you are wondering which children’s home is Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno going to serve her 3-week community service, the […]

Kartika Caning – Changed To Community Service By Sultan

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was to be caned with six lashes on Thursday, April 1, 2010.  But there was no caning.  No folks, this is no April Fool’s Day joke.  On Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno received a letter from the Sultan of Pahang commuting the caning sentence to a 3-week community service […]