Jan 11 2011
From those ‘wonderful’ folks who dragged burned and charred U.S. Marines thought the streets of Mogadishu (Thank you, Bill Clinton), these MUSLIM proponents of Shari’a Law claim that limb amputation reduces robbery crimes. Apparently, not all of them.
MOGADISHU, June 22 (Reuters) – Somalia’s al Shabaab insurgents in a Mogadishu stronghold sentenced four teenagers on Monday to each have a hand and a leg amputated as punishment for robbery. Al Shabaab — whose ranks are swelled by foreign jihadists and is seen by Western security services as a proxy for al Qaeda in Somalia — has carried out executions, floggings and single-limb amputations before, mainly in south Kismayu port. It is battling the government of President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed for control of Mogadishu and is fighting a government-allied moderate Islamist militia in the provinces. “Today, the Islamic court sentences these four men who carried out robberies to have their opposite hand and leg amputated,” said Sheikh Abdul Haq, judge of the sharia court in the al Shabaab-held Suqa Holaha area of the Somali capital.”They robbed mobile phones and people’s belongings.” REUTERS