27 May, 2019

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Saudi Hypocrisy & Sharia Law

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

A 45-year-old Sri Lankan mother of 4 children, still legally married to her Sri Lankan husband, has been charged for adultery and is to be stoned to death if the Saudi Supreme Court confirms her sentence. Her identity has been withheld honouring her plea to protect her family. Her alleged male lover, another Sri Lankan, will receive 100 lashes only, because he is not a married man. Adultery if proven beyond any reasonable doubt or by admission of guilt by the accused has no clemency in Sharia law and even the king of Saudi Arabia cannot pardon her.

Zina or adultery in Islam is classed as a Hudud crime (class of Islamic punishment that is fixed for certain crimes that are considered to be “claims of God”). To prove an act of Adultery (Zina), a Qadi (religious judge) in a Sharia court relies on an unmarried woman’s pregnancy, the confession in the name of Allah, or four witnesses to the actual act of penetration. In the case of punishment due to a confession, it can only be enforced if the person accused of Zina makes a confession and does not retract his/her confession. Once the person retracts his/her confession, they are not punishable because there is no proof of the act. As such, implementing this law is almost impossible under normal circumstances in Islamic Jurisprudence.

Islamic Sharia law, which conforms to any common law, is being bashed for this sentence. Different countries have their own laws, and anyone living in these countries need to abide by its laws. Singapore, who we try to emulate, has the death sentence for drug trafficking that is executed regularly. They also cane in public those found guilty of a number of other crimes. USA sends hundreds to the electric chair every year. No one calls Singapore or USA barbaric nations.

I do not intend to trespass on a legal system of a country or religion, whether it is considered primitive or otherwise. Sharia laws that I am aware of are suitable for all situations and nations, as it is a very fair and appropriate legal system, which should be implemented without prejudice whether the accused is a king or slave. The contradiction is that Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim leaders in the Arab world implement Sharia law selectively. Islam should not be bashed because of these miscreants.

There is no ambiguity, Islam has commanded the death sentence for adultery on the married, but a careful examination of this order will no doubt reveal that it is intended as a deterrent than a law to be implemented. Mufthi Menk, one of the most respected Muslim preachers and an eminent scholar on Islam, gives a very clear explanation on the implementation of this aspect of Sharia law.

Please watch;

Muslims as well as non-Muslims have started defending and bashing this sentence as deplorable in a democracy. The purpose of this article is not to defend or contradict their stand, but to argue whether Islamic obligations of this aspect of Sharia law were followed in sentencing our sister, a fellow Sri Lankan. Yes, she is reported to have admitted guilt, yet did this Sri Lankan female, who probably is not conversant or fluent in Arabic and the laws of Saudi Arabia, understand the meaning of what she was admitting to (or made to admit?), and the gravity of her alleged crime when she supposedly admitted to a relationship with one of her countrymen? Was she in a suitable mental state to be questioned? Was she provided adequate counsel by the law enforcement authorities as required under these circumstances? Did our diplomatic representatives intervene on her behalf? What was the role played by our Foreign Employment Bureau (FEB), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and did our Government fulfill its obligations as she would have paid for any intervention when she took the mandatory insurance required by the FEB as a condition for her employment abroad?

Saudi Arabia implemented this aspect of Sharia law on Princess Misha’al bint Fahd, a young Saudi Arabian princess. She and her Saudi lover were publicly executed for adultery in 1997. She was a member of the House of Saud, and she was executed by gunfire at the age of 19. She was a granddaughter of Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz, who was an older brother of King Khalid of that era. She faced the firing squad because the Royal family did not want her to be stoned by commoners. An award-winning movie “Death of a Princess” produced by ATV in cooperation with WGBH in the United States brought this tragedy to screens across the world. Many countries banned this movie, including our own, fearing the wrath of the Saudi regime and its consequences.

In a comment to Dr. Ameer Ali’s article in the Colombo Telegraph, the Muslim civil society and religious leadership are accused of pandering to the petro dollars by not protesting about this sentence. I do not want to discuss Dr. Ameer Ali’s article. Instead, I would like to drive home the point that it is not the Muslims but our own Government that is pandering to the Saudi petro dollars. This is because our economy would not survive without the remittances from our slave labour trade.

One of the key aspects of Sharia law that Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations totally disregard is the need for a ‘Mahram’ (In Islamic sharia legal terminology, a mahram is an unmarriageable kin with whom sexual intercourse would be considered incestuous, a punishable taboo.) when a woman leaves her home or travels abroad. The key aspects of the Sharia law related to Mahram are explained in detail here. In short, a female needs to be accompanied by a person whom she cannot marry under any circumstance, ie, father, brother, son, etc.

They conveniently disregard this aspect when it comes to hiring maids to be their ‘work slaves’ from Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, etc. This is their biggest contradiction because they who control the holy cities of Makkah and Madina implement Mahram laws for those who perform Haj or Umrah – (A religious obligation of every Muslim who could afford it) but this is not implemented for their housemaids.

There are many stories of benevolence, love and tender care of numerous Arabs who have supported entire families to come out of poverty. Therefore painting all Arabs with the same brush is not justified. Yet, the tragic stories of considerable numbers who suffer under their masters are not acceptable under any circumstance.

We as a country are sending our own mothers, sisters and wives to be enslaved, and sometimes abused; the social consequences have been well documented. It is important that we phase out this slave trade by not sending our women as House-maids.

Instead, we must start training our young women and men to take on skilled or semi skilled jobs that are in great demand in Europe, the USA, Australia, South Korea, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, etc, where their rights would be protected. Our Government must ban sending our women as domestic aides abroad, particularly if their rights and welfare cannot be ensured. They should instead be facilitated to earn a living with dignity, self-respect, adequate remuneration and security. This is the need of the hour, and challenging the laws of other nations will get us nowhere. Meanwhile, it is the duty of our Government to do everything in its power to get this lady released, and ensure the safety of all our citizens working abroad.

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    U have explained it in a better way.. If people don’t understand this article, it shows their level of understanding (including the Sri Lankan Muslims). Good job!!

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      You are correct. If people can’t understand this article it questions the level of understanding of English.

      I am afraid you have ignored something.
      That is how much this addresses the hunger and poverty levels of the unskilled labour in Sri Lanka who would not even have hardly anything to eat.
      I assume you have never starved in life have you? Not as a custom, but as a result of deprivation of poverty.

      Try being poor for a day without qualification or any resources. That will change your perception.

      I respect your faith but I respect more the poorest people who struggle to survive a day by means of sheer hard work. I know you feel God but I feel hunger more because I have starved and being poor in my life. If you have gone through something similar I am sure you will see this entire issue differently.

      Before believing in something that we dont see, according to Islam, lets take care of the people who are in need and standing just right next to us.

      Thanks

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    This article fails to address the glaring sexism that is enshrined in Sharia Law. Requiring a male escort for women to is just one instance of how heinously sexist the Sharia Law is. While I agree with the author that our country should do more to prevent women from going to these countries to engage in modern day slavery I also think that calling the Sharia Laws are most certainly unsuitable for any nation that seeks to provide basic human rights for ALL its citizens.

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      Rochi, people are different around the world and you cannot impose your will on anyone. That is what you claim as your democracy. Similarly Islam and Muslims have chosen to follow something that they accept. Isnt it part of your democratic thinking that they should be allowed to choose what they want. There is no need to follow if you dont want to and see what has happened to this lady. She had the urge to merge and see the consequences. If her husband had been an escort, she needn’t look elsewhere. If you want to promote free ,, I would love to meet you.

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        pochi

        Democracy is a civilisational tool.

        ” Isnt it part of your democratic thinking that they should be allowed to choose what they want.”

        Why then did Saudi send its armed forces to brutally suppress the democratic movement in Bahrain? Why is it arming and abetting terrorist in Syria and Iraq? Have you forgotten what the Saudi state did in Afghanistan from early 1980s to late 1990s?

        “She had the urge to merge and see the consequences.”

        It was her personal need as such what has the Saudi state got to do with it? Isn’t this a case of public scrutiny of private parts? Why should her private urge disturb Saudi state?

        Even if her urge and merge were wrong is that punishment proportionate to the crime or fit the crime?

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        Pochi,

        Give the freedom for the Muslims to decide whether they want to remain as Muslims or leave the fold and practice Islam according to their belief as it was before Mohamed had that hallucination in the cave after a hearty mid day meal and fell asleep. Why is it that stringent Laws are exercised on Muslims to prevent them from being free. I personally know a few who doubt the claims made in Islam but dare question, lest they arouse the wrath of the rest. Your challenge to Rochi that you would love to meet him explains your fanaticism. See the video where 50 women have been stoned to death in Saudi Arabia last week, after 1700 years of Islam, that has gone viral and the whole world will now abhor Islam and Muslims.

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    This lady is a muslim, she confessed to zina, to get the punishment in this life than the hereafter. As proving zina in sharia law is impossible, unless confessed.The method of execution is another topic.

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      Jehan,
      The identity of the woman is not disclosed so far to the
      media.So you need to exercise caution about your
      revelation. And your point that she confessed because of
      her commitment to Islam is questionable . Why then all
      the troubles to get her freed ? Many or majority of
      women in the Mideast are willingly or by the circumstance
      are in sex play either for money or pleasure .
      Punishment for such behaviour is another issue.But this
      happens,that’s the truth.

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    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10207627727991801&id=1249275219

    To whom admire sharia Law … Watch this and speak

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      All those who practice or condone this form of punishment are savages with no humanity at all in their soul. Full stop.

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        Absolutely agree, ignorent, inhuman, uncivilised and pathetics.
        Spade is a spade!

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    [Edited out]

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    Hilmy

    Under what Islamic Law the Tamil word ” vanakkam ” is haram? Vanakkam is similar to Ayu bowan or assalam alaikum.

    Batticaloa Council erected an arch on Kaththankudi – Batticaloa boarder with the words ” Vanakkam Batticaloa welcome you ” and the local Muslims objected to the word Vanakkam and asked to remove it, saying that word is haram for them. After a lengthy negotiation Muslims gave in but the following day they threw paint over that word.

    In Kaththankudi some streets name are written in Arabic and neither Tamils or Sinhalese objected to it. May be out of fear?

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      MR

      “In Kaththankudi some streets name are written in Arabic and neither Tamils or Sinhalese objected to it. May be out of fear? “

      That part of the island is known as Islamic Republic of Kaththankudi.

      Arabisation in Sri Lanka started at Kaththankudi. Some years ago a highly qualified Muslim friend of many years left this island for good fearing the inevitable coming rule of Caliphate among Muslims.

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        Why are you asking a political question in the middle of this. You have sirisena, ranil and the army to enforce the Sinhala sign board. Dont forget even today Busses don’t carry the destination in Tamil. While I agree it shouldn’t happen in Kathankudy, what have you got to say about your god prabhaharans ethnic cleansing in 1990 where the entire Muslim and Sinhala population were chased out of the North. For us sinhalese, there is no retirning back if the Army is not in control.

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      “”May be out of fear? “”

      Definitely not but Apathy.

      The only man who can be like Putin is Gota.

      (the north east of China connects together So the Chinese traders installed street names in mandarin on seeing this the Russian villagers ran away- Putin cleared it all but they are coming in again because they are trading- like pavement hawkers when they see the police)

      But SL people always want to have the cake see the cake and eat it.

      It must be nipped in the bud.- tie a pig there

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    Its a good article that explained alot of things. And I respect that by all means. But dear sir, i feel sorry for her, im not trying to justify what she did, what she did was wrong and a sin according to that country. This is where mercy and human rights come in place, some countries are not bounded by this law, some overseas workers in that country doesnt have to go through the same punishment as per the country where they were originally born. Some rules needs tobe broken, some things needs to be changed, some times voices needs to be raised, as sometimes they dont see what they are doing, they dont know what they are doing, how can you justify that some laws in the sharia law is correct. Cristians worship the same god as muslims and that god would never be harsh on mankind such as this. These laws are still happening as the laws cant be changed due to their harshness. The sharia law says, its punishable by death if you change the religion. So people are scared to do anything.muslims are blinded and scared by the laws thats why they cant change anything. That antient law treats woman like trash. Its so unfair how those laws are made, putting women into more trouble than men. These could have been changed if women raised their voices then before these laws were implemented. But some where and sometime this has to change. Its all wrong. All wrong. All wrong. May the mighty god bless these people and make them see and destroy those laws that are not right in gods eyes. God bless you all

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      Dear Sister,

      I agree with you, this women who migrated to support her family is in a dilemma that none of us want any human being to endure, but you are wrong when you say the women are treated differently. In this case, the women was married and the man unmarried. That is the only reason she has been prescribed a harsher punishment. If the man had been married, and the women unmarried, the man would have been sentenced to be executed by stoning, gunfire or other means. So the law is not selective or discriminatory against women. The purpose of my article was to stop people bashing Islam as barbaric when it is very clear that the punishment proscribed for adultery is not implementable if our sister who is sentenced retracts her confession. The law is meant to be a strong deterent because of the social consequences of adultery. This, she is probably unaware and that it is the responsibility of our diplomatic mission, the FEB and the government that includes the President and Prime Minister to ensure that she is provided all necessary legal support and counseling. Please remember, Islamic sharia needs not just one confession, but four times spread over a certain period and she can withdraw her confession at any time, and the punishment cannot be enforced. Also remember, the witnesses if she withdraws her confession should be 4 pious men witnesses (with 8 clear eyes) of impeccable character as specified, who should testify that they saw the actual penetration. Even if they saw a couple naked in bed or kiss or any other form of love, that is not valid. Where would you find even one leave alone four pious men who are perverts staring in to an actual act of sexual intercourse. There is also very strict and severe punishment for false testimony. So, this aspect of Sharia justice is meant as an absolute deterrent and not possible to be implemented unless the man or women want to commit suicide by using this aspect of sharia law. Also please google “death of a princess” and see the circumstances in which a princesses from the royal family was executed.

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        Question is should it be death sentence for adultery. For heavens sake this is 2015. About 100 days in jail would have been more with the times.

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          Skinless, What do you want if your mother, sister or wife is sleeping around with strangers. Shouldnt there be a deterrent. The threat in Sharia is the best

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            stupid full of skunk
            Just let her go that is the best
            there are many fish in the sea.

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            fullofskin: What sort of an idiot are you to say that ” if your mother, sister or wife is sleeping around with strangers” they should be stoned to death.

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              Mate, you are sick in the head. How could you even think of stonnonig your Mother, sister or your wife to death. No words to explain the cruelty in you. Sickening

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            Mate you are full of shit, every one has a rights to select their own way!

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            Today,in the west and east , marriage is mainly for
            raising a family.They enjoy enough sex with as many
            as possible until the point of marriage. I had a
            Slovak friend who said he had slept with as many as
            fifty girls . And the girls,not second to boys. Men
            explore everything in this universe . At least 40%
            women in the US have had anal sex,a study reveals.
            What I’m trying to say is, we’ve grown up to a
            point where virginity on the part of women have
            been thrown out into the dust bin. The trend is
            being keenly adopted in other parts of the world
            slowly but steadily. in the middle of all this new
            developments , adultery remains a taboo everywhere.

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            Full of foreskin,

            Deterrence should not be in the form of barbaric justice. The world has moved on from medieval times by leaps and bounds, but it appears that is not the case with so called justice meted out by the present day custodians of Islam.

            We have heard and seen how many women are stoned to death for adultery every year. The muslim men who take part in stoning these poor women to death are worse than the lowest form of life on earth and those who delivered this verdict are even worse.

            Muslims are killing other muslims in the name of islam. Thank God I am not a muslim and my children are not muslims.

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        A quick statement- Singapore consist mainly of Chinese.
        You are aware of the Opium wars? The Parsis of Hindia transported in excess of the medicinal value from present day Bangala to China for the English rather than Gold (pirated from the seas and America)- Hong Kong was leased out to England for 99 years so that the Opium would stop.

        Similarly, Putin was alarmed when the UK/US forces let Poppy cultivation reach 100% and the Poppy was making its way to the streets of Moscow. Previously it was 5% for medicinal use morphine.

        Spain lost Gibraltar in similar fashion because of North African Muslim.

        Your 3 faiths started on the same stone and you have your crusades. while Asia has philosophy and don’t need stupid religion imported to Asia.

        Sharia is `social backwardness` like Nariya.

        Donald Trump is going to bring clarity.

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        Hilmy Ahamed,

        “Singapore: They also cane in public those found guilty of a number of other crimes.”

        Ceylon also had caning at private missionary schools all in measurements either to hand or bum.
        But once the schools were taken over the Sinhalese and Tamils canned the kids all over their body- Sharia. You see the product you live with now and the gentleman the missions produced. Muslims paid to join these schools the same way they are flooding Europe the land of infidel where they misuse the freedom.
        7/7 London Somme’s Town provided the space which was designed at Paris – Community center/Mosques for Bengali’s was provided by a long standing Jewish Socialist like you a very nice guy- but what did they do to the public for different countries who have nothing to do with the Jihad’s enemy?
        Almost every day the English parents want the spanking brought back to check their kids but EU laws has stopped it. Continental Europe psyche is Carl Jung 3 faces while England is Sigmund Freud 2 faces- that is the difference of bad logic England from Continent.

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        Dear Hilmy,

        Thank you for responding to your audience. I have posted a few questions below and would appreciate a reply.

        Thanks

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    I am a Muslim but I cannot agree that if someone confesses adultery they should be stoned to death.

    The superior human quality is if a person commits adultery and shows remorse and accepts their wrong behaviour and confesses such person deserves to be forgiven and mercy shown on them.

    I would agree if an accused confesses to the commission of a crime and if that person is punish with the severest punishment that is most inhuman and barber is.

    The fact is Sharia law cannot has no sensitivity to impose a lesser sentence and cons Oder confession isn’t a mitigating factor to be taken into account when punishing a wrong doer.

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    As you said USA does not hundred of people to electric chair,every year, it’s may be less than five a year, Do you have to stone someone to die ,what a barber way to kill someone, In usa if they have to kill some they do it every possible way to protect that persons right and human way,it does not matter it is sharia,rather than making happier than unseen god prtect seen human’right.

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    In my openion stonning a woman or anyone to death is a worse crime than committing adultry regardless of what type of law that is. On the other hand in the same law, a 50 year old man marreing a 6 year old little girl and wait until she is 9 years to consume marriege is not wrong. Can someone please explain me if there is a punishment in sharia law for child abuse if the victim is a female child.

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      Kris, I assume you are a Sri Lankan. Have you forgotten the cry of a whole nation to kill the murderer of the sweet baby Seya. Many wanted him lynched to death and there were women volunteering to be the executioners.

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        Salman, I’m not sure if you understood what I was trying to say. However I think there is a big difference between commiting adultry by a 45 year old woman and murder of a 5 year old little girl by an adult male. But I don’t know if you think both these acts are in the same category.

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          Kris, You also have not understood what I am saying. People want vengeance and were ready to take the life off Seya’s perpetrators by lyncing, stoning or hanging. Emotions were so high that anything was acceptable. So, when a women is treacherous and committed the greatest sin of adultery by the family, it should be punished. Imagine if you grew up as a child and knew your mother is sleeping around with others than your father, how would you feel. You would probably want to kill her yourself. She is a mother of four. If anyone in the forum doesnt mind your mother sleeping with others, please comment

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            So, when a women is treacherous and committed the greatest sin of adultery by the family, it should be punished.””

            Third world that is your problem- social backwardness
            No wonder the vote you caste at the elections gives the government the right to your life when sovereignty lies in the people not the state.

            Here in europe and with most educated folk worldwide- they let the wife go her way(just because you are married you don’t own her)
            there are many fish in the sea. We find our own girl friends then marry and if it does not work – let go. In catholic nations the divorce then the wealth is shared 50/50 in england it is possible to have a prenuptial agreement, for assets in case it happens.

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            The beast in man is the gladiators from ancient times.
            therefore we have football the common mans game which gives the same effect.

            You should educate your senses and emotions and not let (religion, patriotism both emotions supersede self)

            Did the Islam fall from the sky No. even today the Pharaoh bodies are awaiting to go – be real when it comes to your life.

            Even Moses – passion, when he dashed the tablet to the floor.
            passion rules the world.
            cut down on meat intake and you will understand the difference of what it is to love self before any preacher hooks you.

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            Salman,

            If that woman in Saudi is my Mother, I would do anything to save her. No matter what, it is my Mother after all who brought me into this world. Go and show your comments to your Mother and ask how would she feel. The funny thing in your law is that, men can have 7 women legally but that’s ok. How would your wife feel if you had 6 other women that you have sex with. Is that fair?

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    “Sharia laws that I am aware of are suitable for all situations and nations, as it is a very fair and appropriate legal system” (ERR…THANK YOU, BUT NO THANK YOU HILMY!) ….. “There is no ambiguity, Islam has commanded the death sentence for adultery on the married, but a careful examination of this order will no doubt reveal that it is intended as a deterrent than a law to be implemented.” Hilmy Ahmed

    “All those who practice or condone this form of punishment are savages with no humanity at all in their soul. Full stop.” Piranha (as a response to Hilmy’s article)

    As Hilmy is okay with ‘killing’ as a deterrent, hope he will not grumble about ‘deterrents’ (and ‘counter-deterrents’) applied on SL Muslim community by the Sinhala Buddhist hegemony. (Well, at least Buddhism, as a philosophy and a religion, does not entertain killing or any other form of violence as a bloody *”<?/)~#:! ‘deterrent’ or otherwise!!!!)

    Ado Machan Gnanasara, these dudes seem to be fine with 'killing' as a 'deterrent', so just keep in touch will ya!

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      Waiting for Matchan Gnansara to come, this time he will loose 3/4 first and then its his bloody head. The Thambi’s are no longer running scared. Gota has been eliminated and now its gandasara’s time

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        Islam forbids homesexuality, but I would love to stick mine up Gnanasara’s…. Let him try anything now and will learn what 3/4s can do

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      Yea yea you are right. Muslims are waiting for Buddhist men to follow their great teacher Buddha and abandon their wives and children. Buddhists are taught there is great merit in this sacrifice. [Edited out]

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    I wish to digress a bit.

    Plantation Labour[TEA] brought in the Foreign Exchange[FE] in a big way then.
    Now,Maids engaged in the Middle-East as Slave Labour bring in the biggest FE.
    Both categories undergo untold misery to keep the Srilankan Economy afloat.
    Not just floating but providing Duty Free Car-permits and subsidized food in Parliament for those who are already privileged!
    This is also Barbaric!

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      Tea is still the main exchange earner.
      The 1st woman PM and Pres in the world still running with her private army of 200+
      the people are the stupidest with 97% literacy.
      ignorance and fraud go hand in glove- Freud.
      How to solve the problem- like Iraq or Syria western bombing- but why should west be interested in a Shape shape culture with no resources but cowards who can only kill each other with the new found glory of arms and ammunition?

      play more croak`et and `paper over` Graft nation.

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    I partially agree with the writer.

    However, simply i can tell that Muslims never follow their so called Qu’ran path. when the time or case come to them, they easily avoids. For an example, One of my friends argued with me and emphasized that whatever cited in Qu’ran is universal code of conduct. Then, i asked how can you stay at boarding (University) that is 120 Km far from your home, while Qu’ran tells ‘females should not go out without a male accompany of a person whom she cannot marry under any circumstance. She replied ‘It is suitable those who leaves the boarder of the country. So, I did not violate this’

    Noe, after two years, I chatted with her on Facebook. She proudly revealed that she got a scholarship in UK and, she is more for one year for the graduation. Then I asked whether she got married. she replied ‘not yet, probably next year’. I asked with whom she stays there. she replied with a non Muslim friend (girl), then, i asked whether she went to UK alone? she proudly replied ‘Yes friend, I can manage here, no problem. Then, I asked ‘isn’t it a haram in your religion?’ she replied, ‘no dear it is for education neh…”. Then, I asked ‘is there such a exception in Qu’ran?, she replied ‘you ask all questions with an intention to label me… don’t you? and she blocked me in facebook. likewise, all Muslims search for justification when it come to their mistake and escape from it.

    likewise, no single muslim in the world follow a code of conducts as Qu’ran cited. then, how can they practice this brutal law in this civilized era?

    They say Islam is the Fastest growing religion in the world. Peculiarly their findings seem to be peculiar: Irrational. Because, if someone attempted to convert, they apply that low of the God and execute. If non Muslim criticise it, that would be blasphemy, as a result he or she will be stoned to death sometimes crucify the body for public. Yea, That is the law of God says.

    If Saudi prince drinks or do smuggling or having adultery will be hidden. if Americans found to be guilty, low of God will hesitate to punish because of fear.

    Surprisingly, our people here will wag for everything Saudi do without evaluating it. God’s law will be challenged by Power but Powerless will be executed mercilessly by it. That means such God can not control it.

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      Kaman
      It has become a fashion now to challenge Muslims and
      Islam at the sight of a media report on them. People
      belonging to free world and those still trying to
      belong to that world ,all in their capacity and at
      every given opportunity take great pleasure in
      attacking Islam and its adherents. All due to the
      current political and economic situations of some
      parts of the world which is dependently connected
      with some of the so-called Islamic Arab world.
      There’s no such thing as ‘religious’ country in
      any part of this globe ! And democracy in different
      forms rule the world everywhere, including Saudi.
      There are some kind of restrictions and limits in
      every country to suit to their lifestyle and some
      Arab cultures have them in excess but with no
      effective objections from the International
      community . Well , are we all well and nice under
      prevailing democracy ? Is it flawless ? Do we all
      know our respective constitutions wherever we
      live , so that we know rights and wrongs ? Do all
      Hindus, Christians , Buddhists ,Jews and other
      religionists perfectly know their religions and
      practise them accordingly ? I am not trying to
      justify Muslim lifestyle by asking question from
      others but keen to know how much others are right
      in their knowledge and experience of their own
      lives . One thing I know for sure is , number of
      believers in all religions declining drastically
      in every part of the world including Saudi.

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    Some are admiring the Sharia law in Saudi and arguing all living in Saudi should govern by same law. “one country one law” that is what they admire about. So if Sri lanka also have one law to govern all will they agree?

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    “There is no ambiguity, Islam has commanded the death sentence for adultery on the married, but a careful examination of this order will no doubt reveal that it is intended as a deterrent than a law to be implemented.”

    Islam as practiced in Saudi Arabia is a venomous religion. Either your God is forgiving or unforgiving. So chose yours wisely.

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    Everyone talking about how unhuman this is…

    But I want to ask u that if a wife find that husband cheating on her what will b the situation??will anyone sympathies her?? The wife wil b in the que first one to throw the stone?? Think as cheated ur sister or mother..u wil c this on a different way!!!

    Also y hiding her identity….do u think its a shame to the family???

    And she may b released and com home ..if come people wil not throw stones but may throw words which she may feel better die than living this hell…

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      Njsa

      What if this woman is in an open marriage?

      “Open Marriage is a marriage or relationship in which both partners agree that each may have sexual relations with others.”

      What are the benefits you think this death going to bring to the society, country, family, children, ……………….?

      Public scrutiny of private part is wrong.

      Why does adultery bother you?

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        Native Vedda, your open marriage concept will make us like animals. They mate with who ever they see and everything is over when you have finished your lust. I can see the west has put a lot of shit in your empty brain

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    This controversy of the woman with very low morals has stirred up Gnanasara’s pot. He has got a new lease of life and I hope that my Sinhala mates do not join the bandwagon

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    Hilmy Ahamed, what is your level of education? I am actually curious to know.

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      Nalindrani , can you see from Hilmy;s writing that he is totally illiterate. You should use you Phd. to destroy this fundamentalist. All Muslims are sex maniacs and you can use that to trap them. Hope you have a juicy one

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      Nalindrani, why dont you lay bare your academic credintials, if you dont have then you can lay your assets bare for Hilmy and others to learn the intricate art of a sex maniac

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        Thank you Karu, I have posted my reply separately.

        I have my academic credentials and therefore was surprised to see even certain journalists publish these articles which lack knowledge and sound as if coming from an average citizen when we expect a certain education level to be reflected by what they write. Having said that, I will re-post my reply here for you to read too. Thanks.

        This comment is targeted at the people who defend Sharia Law in relation to the housemaids in Sri Lanka. My questions are as follows;

        1. Dependency of Sri Lanka on housemaids/unskilled labour in Middle East : Dear Hilmy, I can see that you have zero interest in this subject and for a moment I felt you are a citizen of Saudi Arabia and not of Sri Lanka. I would appreciate if you can refer to the economic data to see the significance of this issue. If this pertains definitely our economy is going to get largely affected. In the history, not even in one instance Sri Lanka has tried to negotiate with Saudi Arabia with regard to the imposition of Sharia Law on nationals of another country. Yet according to our economic data, the largest revenue stream comes from Saudi Arabia. If housemaids are reluctant to work in Middle East, our economy is going to get largely affected and people like you and me who live in the land of Sri Lanka are going to get affected to, assuming you are not another national holding Green Card.

        2. You have displayed the level of practicality by recommending the solution of educating our unskilled labour so that we do not have to send them to Middle East for jobs – Dear Hilmy, you do realize this is a macro issue. Therefore educating the unskilled labour in Sri Lanka is constrained by a large no. of factors. We are still in a transition stage in relation to the development journey. The percentage of GDP spent on Education and Health and the financing constraints are not easy to be addressed. Also the first priority of development in to have a stable government which we are still struggling to do. Then the next question is, you do realize there are high unemployment rates in Sri Lanka among the educated? Have you studied the irregularities and problems in our labour market? I do recommend you to study if not so that your article will make better sense.

        3. Issues surrounding sending housemaids/unskilled labour to Middle East- In studying this issue, I hope you realize that there are many issues to be addressed. Still the policies and procedures are not standardized. Housemaids are not being properly trained or are being deceived by various authorities. In many instances they get exploited. The question is when Sri Lanka relies heavily on this segment of employees who work in Mdiddle East, why haven’t the authorities standardized policies and procedures to safeguard this segment. Have they been properly trained with regard to Sharia Law etc this could have been minimized. However in the present context, there are many problems which need to be addressed by the relevant authorities urgently. Have you studied this subject deeper ( You can refer to articles online and the sources of Central Bank of Sri Lanka ) your article will have the power of safeguarding our economy, poorest segments in the society while respecting your sharia law which you have faith in. I am not a racist and will never want to be ( Three of my best friends are Muslims who have shown me the highest level of humanity ). You do realize that though you and I are privileged to a satisfactory extent, these poor segments in the society are basically living in hell to ensure the survival of their families. I have been exposed to learn about these housemaids and I in fact feel for them. They need to be protected by our authorities and need to be well trained as well as guided. I would appreciate if you could be that one Muslim to bring in change and challenge the mindsets of the Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalists too. I respect your religious ideologies however I believe that every poor soul deserves kindness, humanity and understanding. According to my knowledge in Islam I have read about this. Please open your heart and brain to understand the Sri Lankan context.

        Thank you.

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    Oh God ! What is all this crap. Is it the first time since creation that a married woman went astray. Thousands do it regularly, openly in Sri Lanka and our society looks askance at such transgressions.

    Holier than though and the first stone !

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    This comment is targeted at the people who defend Sharia Law in relation to the housemaids in Sri Lanka. My questions are as follows;

    1. Dependency of Sri Lanka on housemaids/unskilled labour in Middle East : Dear Hilmy, I can see that you have zero interest in this subject and for a moment I felt you are a citizen of Saudi Arabia and not of Sri Lanka. I would appreciate if you can refer to the economic data to see the significance of this issue. If this pertains definitely our economy is going to get largely affected. In the history, not even in one instance Sri Lanka has tried to negotiate with Saudi Arabia with regard to the imposition of Sharia Law on nationals of another country. Yet according to our economic data, the largest revenue stream comes from Saudi Arabia. If housemaids are reluctant to work in Middle East, our economy is going to get largely affected and people like you and me who live in the land of Sri Lanka are going to get affected to, assuming you are not another national holding Green Card.

    2. You have displayed the level of practicality by recommending the solution of educating our unskilled labour so that we do not have to send them to Middle East for jobs – Dear Hilmy, you do realize this is a macro issue. Therefore educating the unskilled labour in Sri Lanka is constrained by a large no. of factors. We are still in a transition stage in relation to the development journey. The percentage of GDP spent on Education and Health and the financing constraints are not easy to be addressed. Also the first priority of development in to have a stable government which we are still struggling to do. Then the next question is, you do realize there are high unemployment rates in Sri Lanka among the educated? Have you studied the irregularities and problems in our labour market? I do recommend you to study if not so that your article will make better sense.

    3. Issues surrounding sending housemaids/unskilled labour to Middle East- In studying this issue, I hope you realize that there are many issues to be addressed. Still the policies and procedures are not standardized. Housemaids are not being properly trained or are being deceived by various authorities. In many instances they get exploited. The question is when Sri Lanka relies heavily on this segment of employees who work in Mdiddle East, why haven’t the authorities standardized policies and procedures to safeguard this segment. Have they been properly trained with regard to Sharia Law etc this could have been minimized. However in the present context, there are many problems which need to be addressed by the relevant authorities urgently. Have you studied this subject deeper ( You can refer to articles online and the sources of Central Bank of Sri Lanka ) your article will have the power of safeguarding our economy, poorest segments in the society while respecting your sharia law which you have faith in. I am not a racist and will never want to be ( Three of my best friends are Muslims who have shown me the highest level of humanity ). You do realize that though you and I are privileged to a satisfactory extent, these poor segments in the society are basically living in hell to ensure the survival of their families. I have been exposed to learn about these housemaids and I in fact feel for them. They need to be protected by our authorities and need to be well trained as well as guided. I would appreciate if you could be that one Muslim to bring in change and challenge the mindsets of the Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalists too. I respect your religious ideologies however I believe that every poor soul deserves kindness, humanity and understanding. According to my knowledge in Islam I have read about this. Please open your heart and brain to understand the Sri Lankan context.

    Thank you.

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    Please explain on what grounds you are stating why Sharia Law is applicable for all nations?

    I hope you realize that Middle East is suffering from many economic problems, high income equality is one. The reason?

    Your Sharia Law explains why.

    You do need some education, I am sorry to say this. Please consider educating yourself. Sri Lanka has many institutions which offer globally recognized qualifications. Faculty of Graduate Studies in University of Colombo offers Development Economics and you might want to consider that. It’s not very costly.

    All I want is for you to not mislead hundreds of people who read your articles.

    Thank you.

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