Islamic Law Brings Floggings Back to Libya

Liberated Libya is free. 100 percent free to flog.

While Gaddafi in the 70s did bring in some elements of Islamic law to Libya, such as lashes for “Zina”, often translated as adultery, but really meaning sexual acts, they weren’t often applied. As this video, via Blazing Cat Fur, shows, that seems to have changed. And flogging sentences have increased.

The title of the video tells us that this took place in the Libyan city of Sirte, not a city formerly known for being a stronghold of Islamist militias. It’s unclear if the floggers are army or militia, but the latter is probably a safe bet.

Last spring, Al Qaeda militias paraded through Sirte with Al Qaeda Salafist flags on their vehicles. The odds are good that we’re looking at the same people doling out Islamic justice and that this video was also posted by a Gaddafi supporter and opponent of the Islamist takeover of Sirte.

  • Mary Sue

    Where are the Leftists who so strongly oppose Corporal Punishment? If they had any shred of consistency they'd be all over this!

  • Toni_Pereira

    So what? Can you imagine the havoc and destruction the use of an AK-47 brings to mother Gaia?Flogging is much more "ethical"(whatever that means…). In a sense, they are becoming modern westerners…

  • Ghostwriter

    The pictures speak for themselves and what they're saying is something pretty unpleasant.

  • EarlyBird

    Can we blame Obama, the left and nationalized healthcare some how for this? Please?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      No, but we can blame Obama's illegal Libyan War

      • trickyblain

        I look forward to your breathless condemnation of Singapore, and are the thousands of canings per year there Obama's fault, too?

        • Mary Sue

          Once, there was a kid, who, took a trip to Singapore and brought along his spray-paint and when, he finally came home, he had, cane marks all over his bottom
          He said that it was from when the warden whacked him soooo haaaaaaaaaaaaard.
          Mm-mm-mm-mm, mm-mm-mm-mm, mmmmm

          • trickyblain


          • Mary Sue

            OH COME ON. Don't tell me you've never heard Weird Al Yankovic's parody of "mm-mm-mm-mm" called Broadcast News?!

        • Mary Sue

          Bush Goes Into Iraq: "OOOH ILLEGAL WAR ILLEGAL WAR" (not actually illegal)
          Obama goes into Libya: "Ho hum" (actually an illegal war).

          • trickyblain

            Nah. There's a bit of difference between occupying a nation of 20 million, indefinitely, verses bombing selected targets from the air for a couple months. Not really a plausible comparison. How many US troops were lost in the "war" against (we need to get rid of that horrible dictator!) Libya? How about (we need to get rid of that horrible dictator!) Iraq?

            Any honest "Constitutional literalist" will say that every war since WW2 is and was Illegal. None since "literally" fit the Constitutional requirement (Congress declaring war).

          • Mary Sue

            missing the point as usual.

        • defcon 4

          Do they flog women for drinking beer? Or committing adultery?

    • defcon 4

      Can we blame islamofascism for this? Or are these floggings somehow not representative of islam?

      • AdinaK

        Islamofascism not only condones floggings, but also EVERY manner of barbarism. And if this is not the G-d's honest truth, then may lighting strike me down for impugning the "religion of peace" –

        Working overtime to convey the horrors, but it is almost impossible to keep up with the flow of barbarism!
        Adina kutnicki, Israel

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Can we blame Obama…"


      "…the left…"

      Yes, the 0'Bama enablers get blame too. That includes you. You also forgot to blame Islamic texts, ideology and customs.

      "…and nationalized healthcare some how for this?"

      You were starting to make sense but now I see it was only an accident.


      Since it is Obama who placed into power those who are now doing the flogging, and since they would not have been in power had we left Quaddafi alone, we most certainly can and should blame Obama. But you go right ahead in your fantasy world, and I'm sure you can think of a reason why it's all Geo. W. Bush's fault.

  • Spikey1

    Here are a few recent quotes from Libya on the subject of flogging:

    To flog or not to flog, that is the question.
    I never met a flogging I didn't like.
    A chicken in every pot and a flogging in every garage.
    Don't cry because it's over , smile because it happened.
    Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you did to receive this flogging.
    One small flog for man, one giant fogging for mankind.
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm going to flog the stupid out of you.
    So many floggings, so little time.
    Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "Ouch that one hurt a bit".

    • Toni_Pereira

      Not even Bill Shakespere would do better!

    • Noam

      Wait a minute! Why did they leave out stoning? Why did they ok flogging but not stoning? The act of flogging shows what kind of lowlife people we in the democratic have to contend with. These arabs still live as desert people.

  • JacksonPearson

    Give Libya a few years, and incrementally will be a full sharia law country, including stoning.

    Wherever Islam Spread, are followed by Darkness, Death and Destruction

  • WilliamJamesWard

    OK this is sickening and Obama wants this imported to America with boatloads of Islamist
    colonizers in American Cities. The day will come when free people will have to make a
    stand against the spread of this vile disease, first with quarantine then extermination.

  • sharon lynch

    The flogging was voluntary. Sirte was not taken over by Islamist militias. The vid may have been posted by a former Gaddafi supporter but it may also have been filmed by someone who was a part of the flogging group. Anyone who has followed the Libyan revolution is familiar with the ubiquitous cell phone videos taken to document particular incidents, not necessarily to incriminate. Plus there was nothing illegal going on, just perverted.