Sultan Hassanal Bolkiam, who is worth $20 billion, ominously said people will be sorry they criticized the plan once Sharia law is in place.
Examples of Sharia punishments include stoning for adultery and severing of limbs for theft. The Taliban often uses Sharia law to justify brutality in areas it controls.
‘It is truly frightening to think that we might potentially be stoned to death for being lovers, that we may be fined for being of a different sexual orientation, and that what we wear will be regulated,’ one recent post online read criticizing the SultanÂ Hassanal Bolkiam.
Not surprisingly, the sultan â€” who is worth $20 billion, according to Forbes â€” has singled out the internet as one of the biggest threats facing Brunei.
As Sharia descends upon Brunei, non-Muslims are also forbidden to drink alcohol in public or be in close proximity to a Muslim partner. The banned word list is probably an attempt to forestall criticism of Islam, which is also forbidden to non-Muslims in Islamic law. In the West, the mainstream media has already voluntarily adopted […]Â Robert SpencerÂ Feb 24, 2014 at 10:01am–Comments–Continue Reading Â»