Sharia law, as we’re told, is a non-issue made up by Islamophobes that will never come to the West. Certainly not the punitive kind. That would be ridiculous. Except of course that it’s already here.
A Muslim man who was whipped 40 times for drinking alcohol was told to remember the pain next time he thought of picking up a drink, a Sydney magistrate has been told.
Zakaryah Raad, 21, Tolga Cifci, 21, Wassim Fayad, 44, and Cengiz Coskun, 22, faced Burwood Local Court today charged with lashing Christian Martinez, 31, with an electric cable as punishment under sharia for drinking alcohol.
The court heard Fayad, also known as Fadi Alemaddin, carried out the alleged whipping while the three other men held Mr Martinez down on his bed.
Fayad had become Mr Martinez’s “spiritual leader” after he converted to Islam before the alleged incident, prosecutor Sevinch Morkaya said.
Sharia. It doesn’t have to be very fancy. It can be as simple as four men and an electrical cable. And the Koran. Underneath the facade of courts and judges, this is what it comes down to. Violence.