Muslim Model to be CANED after being caught DRINKING A BEER!
August 19, 2009 10:45pm CST
This story i just read just made me cry my eyes out,I feel so bad for her and i think this is the most stupidest law i have ever heard of..i know that other countries are way different than my own and that im lucky to live in the USA,where women have equal rights.But this..just pi$$es me off on soo many levels!! here is the story.,. Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, was sentenced to six lashes by an Islamic court after she was caught with alcohol in a raid on a hotel nightclub in eastern Pahang state last year. The married mother of two will be caned next week following her decision not to appeal her sentence. Prosecutor Saiful Idham Sahimi said: 'It is a good punishment because under Islamic law a person who drinks commits a serious offence.'He added that a rattan cane 'lighter than the one for men' would be used, and that its purpose was to 'educate' rather than punish. Muslims, who make up two-thirds of Malaysia's 28million population, are governed by sharia law. Although most alcohol offenders are fined, they can also be caned Caning, administered on the buttocks, breaks the skin and leaves permanent scars. Kartika said earlier that she wanted authorities to cane her as soon as possible so she can resume her life with her husband and children. Most alcohol offenders are fined, but the crime also carries a three-year prison term and caning.Non-Muslims are governed by civil courts, which also impose caning for offenses such as rape and corruption. Men over 50, women and children are exempt under civil law. A Muslim man and woman were also arrested during a series of raids in Cherating, a beach town in Pahang state, on the night when Kartika was arrested. Both were also sentenced to caning, but have appealed. Malaysian clubs and lounges typically serve alcohol and are not legally required to check if customers are Muslims before serving them. So here is my beef it says they may be fined,so what because it was a woman they decided to cane her? And its to educate!!! BULLSH*T!!! it is to punish! I would love to cane whoevers idea it was to make this stupid,ignorant law!! So what are your views on this?
2 people like this
• United States
20 Aug 09
I thought Islam was the religion of peace and understanding? This is the same religion that allows for women to be stoned if they are unfaithful to their husbands but not vise versa. thank you for this posting, people need to know what Islam is all about. We are told one thing and in practice they do something totally different. How many honor killings have been committed in the US and gone unreported?
• Garden Grove, California
20 Aug 09
I am so glad to be an Americanwoman living in the kindest country in the world where woman are treated not as second class citizens but as equals with men. to cane that woman is cruel unusual treatment and'should not evedr be used on a woman anywhere. that is barbaric. that is not 'teaching that is severe punishment.