September 16, 2013

Remember When Jesus Turned to the Thief and Said, "Cut off his hand!"?

Busy day for me, including two midterms I had to give. Then my wife's minivan had a flat -- which pissed me off, because I had the same flat tire "fixed" on Saturday. So I took it back to the shop today, all ready to chew them out (I had the whole thing rehearsed) when, lo and behold: it was a different hole in the tire!

Ugh. I hate when that happens.

Anyway, I thought I'd throw out a little red meat. AFP:

A Yemeni court on Sunday ordered the amputation of the right hand and left foot of a man convicted of robbery, the official Saba news agency said.

The court in Sanaa found Abdulrahman al-Juri guilty of attacking a man and robbing a sum of cash he was transporting in a vehicle belonging to a money exchange firm, Saba reported.

Amputation of limbs is a punishment stipulated by sharia, or Islamic law for robbery.

Hat tip: Uh ... I forget. Sorry. I had the tab open almost all day and just never got around to posting it.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:15 PM | Comments |