Hamas Imposes Radical New Law: Lashings, Amputations, and Massive Executions

March 30, 2014 2:47 pm 15 comments

A pro-Hamas rally at Al-Quds University on March 23. Photo: Tom Gross/Mideast Dispatch.

Hamas is now trying to outdo the Taliban in imposing new Shar’ia inspired draconian punishments, including amputations of limbs and massive increases in lashings and executions. A senior Hamas official told Gulf News that a new punitive law, “inspired by” Shar’ia Law, is required to replace the former and “impractical” one. The article states that there will be a minimum of 20 lashes for minor offenses and a minimum of 80 lashes for criminal cases: the death penalty will also be expanded in accordance with the Shar’ia. In addition, the new law includes cutting off the hands of a thief.

By replacing an almost 80-year old punitive law with a new radical one, Hamas has earned widespread condemnation by other Palestinian factions. Even other terrorist groups condemn Hamas’ new law.

“The new law will harm the interests of the Palestinians and perpetuate the Palestinian internal split. Hamas must retreat and show priority and preference to the higher Palestinian interests,” according to The Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) statement.

According to the article, Hamas asserts that the law aims at deterring criminals in Gaza.

Instead of planning to alleviate Gaza’s deteriorating economic situation or reining in terrorist groups operating in the Strip, the Hamas regime is reinforcing its radical rule. Clearly, Hamas prioritizes imposing its radical Islamist agenda on Palestinian society over enhancing Gaza’s standard of living.

It remains to be seen whether Hamas’ front groups and supporters in the United States, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, American Muslims for Palestine, and the Muslim American Society, who claim to be civil rights organizations, will condemn Hamas for implementing this new law.

15 Comments

  • I could be sarcastic, and ask if Sharia calls for a rapist to be castrated, but … Oh, I almost forgot that under Sharia, the rape victim has to prove that she actually was raped (and that it was not her fault).

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    HRW will of course blame the Jews for this.

  • The reality vs the pipedream the BDS proponents are presenting the world about a “secular, democratic binational state.

    Fatah may still be the government in the WB and EJ, but they do so only with the assistance of Israel and the western powers who fund the PA government and are just as thuggish as Hamas, but without quite as much religious extremism. The PFLP is also an extremist group, responsible for more than a fair share of terrorism.

    So the grim reality of what a wholesale withdrawal by Israel remains for both Palestinians and Israelis.

  • The only business of Hamas is Violence, which provides them subventions from the cowards European and Amercican people. Stop the subsventions, they will stop the Violence, simply because they will not have means for. In other words, we are financing and encouraging Hamas violence.

  • What’s the problem? Need of new limb? Go to Hadassa!

  • Debra Michels

    I don’t know what you’ll think of me for saying this, but I think – I wish – that we would all pray for the Palestinians and other Muslims maybe, too, to outgrow this kind of cruel form of government – for Hashem to lead them into new ways of doing marriages, families, schools, businesses, and politics – and religion – that are much, much more filled with love and joy – respect for each other – and that this will overflow from them to Jews and Christians, Hindus – to everyone –

    You might think I’m a nut to write this, but – what else or who else has the power to help them through their massive suffering, than God? Also it makes me feel like I can do something for them that is constructive. It reminds me of Chinese medicine, where you can treat one part of the whole, and other parts are benefited indirectly. I think praying for the Palestinians and other Muslims might help the rest of the world.

    • They can’t grow out of what the most basic texts (the Koran and the Hadiths) of their religion instruct. Sharia Law is a permanent fixture throughout the Muslim World. The hard reality is that the best we can do is to keep the jihadis in check, so that this savagery doesn’t spread further into non-Muslim lands.
      And Western “leaders” seem unwilling and / or unable to stop the jihadis.

    • Jeffrey Cheah

      Yes, pray for the Muslims that their eyes would be open and they can see the light of their existence and when they know how to respect and love the other person who does not follow their religion is also a human being like them. The world will be a more peaceful world to live in when most Muslims are “enlightened”.

  • What is it going to take for American Democrats and Progressives, such as Obama and Hillary Clinton, to wake up and realize that Islam is NOT a religion of peace??
    Shar’ia law is cruel, against the principles of freedom, and what CAIR (and the Muslim population) wants to impose upon the USA.

    • It will take a “September 11th” with weaponized smallpox or an electromagnetic pulse attack … at which point, it will be too late to undo their self-destructive, willfully blind stupidity.

  • Don’t expect widespread condemnation against Hamas from the PLO and its allies, who refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish nation. Hamas’s goal is to takeover Judea and Samaria, and incite Arabs to murder and maim Jews. The best alternative is to liberate terrorist-occupied Gaza, and restore Jewish life there. Then bring Judea and Samaria under Israeli sovereignty.

  • If this how they treat their own, what about the Jews?????
    Not gonna happen.

  • Islamists do not condemn Islamists. If Hamas really wanted to battle crime in Gaza, it could by every member committing suicide.

  • It’s not the West. Arabs are a different “people” with different upbringing, habits & customs. They don’t abide by western civilization standards & never will. They need to be reasoned with, by the use of brutality with authority. That’s what they understand. The rulers do what they must to keep the savages in control. And how they do it is none of anyone elses affair, especially some self loathing rabid leftists. But technically, they are occupying Israeli land. So, the only one’s that may have a say are the Arab occupiers & Israel.

  • Bart A. Charta

    Actually, I think this is a WONDERFUL idea. Give everyone in Gaza their own axe so they can implement “practical Sha’ariah” on one another.

    And the American and European ragheads can open another branch of “Muslims Exhorting Justice and Democracy Among Radical Arabs” (MEJADERA).

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