Islamic State Penal Code Promises Crucifixion, Lashing for Unbelievers

Harsh penalties for sodomy, theft, drinking alcohol

According to The Washington Free Bacon, the Islamic State (IS) has published it own penal code, which harshly penalizes actions such as sodomy and blasphemy with punishments including execution, crucifixion, lashing, and the severing of limbs, among other penalties.

IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) issued the detailed document as a “warning and a reminder to people living under its rule” that any behavior not in accordance with strict Islamic law will be cruelly punished, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which translated a copy of the penal code posted at a radical online depot known as the Jihadi Media Platform.

Radical militants associated with IS emphasized that they have a “commitment” to enforce the brutal doctrine “vigilantly,” according to MEMRI.

As IS continues to gain strength and devotees, it has staked out bolder and more confrontational policies governing the territory in its control. The release of a formal penal code is a sign that the terror outfit remains committed to regional dominance in the face of ongoing U.S.-led airstrikes.

The death penalty and lashing by whip features prominently into IS’s legal code, which is governed by Sharia law.

“Blasphemy against Allah,” for instance, is punishable by death, according to the legal code provided by MEMRI.

Similarly, “blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed” also guarantees death—“even in the accuser repents,” according to the code. The same punishment is doled out for blasphemy against Islam.

For more detail please check The Washington Free Bacon


Tags: #RegionalReport, #IslamicState


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