This Week in Muslim Amputation News

Amputation in Islam is like football in America. Muslims don’t really understand how important football is to Americans and the Yanks don’t understand how important mutilating body parts is to Muslims.

While Muslim technology continues to lag behind the West, advances are being made in key areas, such as finger amputation machines.

Iran reminds us that it’s not just pursuing nuclear technology so it can commit genocide, but that it also focuses on the little things, like finger amputation machines. Sure America may have invented the iPhone, but Islam invented the finger amputation machine. And how are you going to use your iPhone when you don’t have any fingers?

Bet you didn’t think of that.

One of Iran’s official press agencies published photos showing the public amputation of a thief’s fingers on Wednesday. These show a man getting his finger chopped off with a machine resembling a rotary saw. We contacted many of our Observers in Iran to ask them about this machine. Some of them had heard about it before, but many discovered its existence through these morbid photographs, which were reportedly taken on Thursday. According to the INSA press agency, the man shown getting his finger cut off was charged with robbery and adultery by a court in the southwestern city of Shiraz.

Over in Saudi Arabia, they’re not just chopping off fingers, they’re going for entire limbs.

A newly-wed bride in Saudi Arabia who was paralysed in a car accident during her honeymoon has turned down 6 million riyals (Dh5.8 million) in compensation and insisted that the driver found guilty of reckless driving lose the use of both legs on grounds of retributive justice.

And if you visit Saudi Arabia, be sure to be very careful what you touch. Or you might lose a hand.

Father Hagos Hayish, Secretary General of the Ethiopian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, knows many stories of this kind. “It makes you want to weep,” he says. There have even been cases of women who have returned home with their hands chopped off because their employer in Saudi Arabia accused them of theft. This is the draconian punishment laid down by the Sharia.

Over in Mali, the jolly Islamists fresh from Obama’s Libyan War are chopping hands off, when they aren’t shooting at French choppers with weapons that were originally sent to the Libyan rebels.

Meanwhile in Jharkhand, India, even asking your employer for the money he owes you can lead to a hand-chopping.

Asking for his wages proved costly for a labourer, who had his hand chopped off by his employer in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district here.

Aliar Razwar of Sukhnadi village asked his employer Lal Mani, a shop owner dealing in illicit liquor, to clear his dues of Rs. 10,000 of the past one year, on Saturday, police said here today.

Mani, who got infuriated over the demand for wages, chopped off Razwar’s left hand and left him lying on a nearby railway track.

But while Muslims are enthusiastic about chopping off other people’s hands, they seem less eager to have their own hands chopped off when they misbehave.

A poem in the Mumbai police newsletter, written by a woman officer about riots witnessed at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai on 11 August, said the protesters should have been shot and their hands chopped and has sparked outrage

According to a Times of India report, Patil in her poem said that had the hands of the protesters been chopped off, the men would not be able to attack cops again. She also allegedly called the protesters ‘snakes’ and ‘traitors’.

A protest over the treatment of Muslims in Myanmar and Assam Groups representing the Muslim community are set to meet with the Mumbai police commissioner over the poem.

It’s the usual story. Hand choppings for thee, but not for me. In the United States, liberals appear to be incorporating elements of Islamic Sharia Law into their own agenda, as a Daily News letter suggests.

East Meadow, L.I.: Here is an easy solution to the gun problem. Anyone caught with an illegal firearm should have three fingers chopped off each hand. End of problem. Gerry Burner

Remember when liberals used to say that an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind? Apparently not anymore. It’s Islam time now.


  • rodger the dodger

    At least we in the non-muslim world can rest assured that important work like finger amputation machines are in safe hands – so to speak – while stuff like microchip technology, discovering electricity and curing cancer is left to us.

  • Edward Cline

    The Muslims are missing a golden opportunity to improve on ancient Western methods of punishment, such as the guillotine, drawing and quartering, and, that William Wallace special, being gutted before being drawn and quartered. Then there's tar and feathering, too, and the gibbet. All it takes is imagination, and wanting a Nobel Peace Prize. Islam's forte is punishment. It ought to be a cinch.

  • cxt

    Ok, have to admit that punishing the guy whose "reckless driving" paralized a women, by taking away the use of HIS legs might have a point. Maybe.

    But for the the rest of it………sure, can't see any reason why anybody might be a little worried about these folks getting nuclear weapons. Yep, such rational, kind and level-headed folks certainly can be trusted to handle a nuclear weapon in a ethical and responisble (sp) fashion.

  • Mary Sue

    If this doesn't cause the cultural equivocation drones to finally realize that not all cultures are in fact equal, I don't know what will.


    I blog for lesbians who are often victims of ‘honour killing’ and ‘corrective rape’
    I am completely baffled by countries who kill homosexuals or use barbaric treatments such as stoning or decapitating. Psychiatrists world-wide have stated that homosexuality is NOT a) disease b) mental illness or c) not a perversion.
    They further state on their College Website (UK College of Psychiatrists) for example, that homosexuality CANNOT be changed by therapy, thereby, laying to rest the lying or ignorant claim that homosexuality is a CHOICE, it is NOT!

  • Lindum

    These judicial amputations are ignored in the West, so even Islamic apologists are not forced to find excuses.