Sharia Law in Philly Leads Imam to Try and Chop Off Thief's Hand w/Machete

Two mosque officials placed his hand on a log whacking it at the wrist with a machete.

Philadelphia Police Department photo of Merv Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz

Islamic law is nowhere you want to be. Unfortunately it's made it to the United States.

A Muslim leader showed a considerable lack of brotherly love in Philadelphia last week, when he tried to cut off the hand of a man accused of stealing from the local mosque. reported that Mitchell and the mosque’s imam invoked Sharia Law which states, “As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands; a punishment by way of example from Allah for their crime.”

Although the 46-year-old victim denied stealing from the mosque, the two mosque officials carried him to the building’s backyard and placed his hand on a log, whacking it at the wrist with a machete. The blade, however, was dull and only penetrated through the skin and tendons, according to a police statement. The man will have to undergo reconstructive surgery though.

This is why Iran debuted a finger cutting machine. Saudi Arabia relies on special executioners. No matter what the Koran says, you can't just go around chopping off hands with a machete you have lying around the mosque.

This isn't the first effort at implementing freelance Sharia punishments in the West and the problem will only continue to escalate as Muslim immigration and the resulting no-go zones increase.

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