Indonesian Woman, Caned In Public For Adultery
A 34-year-old Indonesian woman was caned in front of a mosque after being caught having extramarital affairs while divorcing her husband.
Irdayanti Mukhtar received nine lashes of the cane for committing adultery before 200 jeering onlookers outside the Al Munawwarah Mosque in Jantho, Indonesia, the Jakarta Globe isÂ reporting.
Mystics, yogis, kabbalists, sufis & imam Rauf to the rescue!
Here are some of the most informed Â comments from the kidz:
I recently read that a fundie Xtian in the USA is calling for Biblical style punishments nowadays, including stoning, I believe. Guess we are just a short hop away from the barbarians in the Middle East. Nothing to be proud of. Raw human savagery lies very close to the surface for most of us I guess.
Frankly, I’d rather have the tar caned out of me than spend 72 hours in ANY American “correctional facility”.
Religion IS the problem.
All religions are evil
Do you know ANYTHING about the history of Christianity?
Doug Sandlin-Â HUFFPOST SUPER USER Â (a real huggie if I ever seen one)
“politician s stated that the laws are rooted in Sharia law, but many Muslim scholars argue that the laws are a misinterpretation of the hadith. ”
Thanks for this.
As you know, many people mistakenly believe that those types of punishments *are* Sharia law. Thanks for the clarification.
Not to mention Muslim Sufis.
Like the poet Rumi.
Like musician / peace activist / filmmaker Salman Ahmad — the biggest rock star in the Muslim world (30 Million albums and counting).
Praising Allah in a way you may not have seen before
On ending extremism in Pakistan
Also, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Supporting Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion
… and that’s just two examples.
The mystics, yogis, kabbalists, sufis, etc. associated with the world’s religions (and every religion has them), as well as the vast majority of their mainstream counterparts, are at best, actively interested in and/or working toward peace — and, at worst, just regular people living their lives.
It’s the extremists, and ultra-closed-minded dogmatists that give all religions a bad name — and because they’re deemed newsworthy, people who don’t know anything about a given religion (Islam, for instance) can get the wrong impression about the religion, over all, especially if news, and people speaking against the religion by citing examples that only apply to its extremists, are their only source of information.
My head hurts. I guess that’s enough Puff Ho for a while…..