Islamists in Yemen Unleashed Campaigns Of Crucifixions, Amputations, and Atrocities Under Sharia Justice

220px-Traditional_Ethiopian_pictureA new report by Amnesty International reveals in chilling detail how an al-Qaeda affiliate took control of Yemen Abyan province and unleashed a “human rights catastrophe” of Sharia-based “justice” from beheadings, crucifixions, and amputations. In one case, a woman accused of sorcery (a charge we have seen in other Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia) was beheaded and her head then paraded through the streets of a town.

As soon as they took control, the Islamists set up their own Sharia courts and started to impose Islamically correct justice under their own twisted view of divine justice. In another video, a young man’s hand is cut off for theft (a punishment imposed also in countries like Saudi Arabia). After his hand is cut off (after he is beaten for days), one spectator grabs it and waved it around screaming “God is Great.”

The truly grotesque punishment and enjoyment shown in these killings shows how religious extremism leads easily to atrocities. What would be viewed as serial murder and torture can be legitimated in the name of God. It also reflects a view that God actually embodies the lowest common denominator of our society — demanding the savage beheadings, amputations, and flogging so enjoyed by these extremists.

Source: CNN

35 thoughts on “Islamists in Yemen Unleashed Campaigns Of Crucifixions, Amputations, and Atrocities Under Sharia Justice

  1. I seem to recall others using religion to base was before…… I think history is repeating itself…..

  2. I wonder how those who are opposed to the drome strikes feel about these folks doing that. The drones kill off such SOBs in large numbers. Death from the sky seems more like divine justice than what the Islamics are doing.

  3. randyjet:

    Always amazing to me how the US has more regard for the harm inflicted on the indigenous civilian population than the fundie Muslim mob in charge of the country.

  4. “It also reflects a view that God actually embodies the lowest common denominator of our society — demanding the savage beheadings, amputations, and flogging so enjoyed by these extremists.”


    Well, when you’re mired in the 12th Century that about what you get:

    “Each of the seventeen tribunals [of the Spanish Inquisition] during a long period burned annually, on an average, ten miserable beings! ”

    ~John Foxe

  5. Tourism in Yemen.

    Come to friendly Yemen, where you will experience hands-off fun!
    You will lose your head over our traditions!

    You will be so engaged in our celebrations you may actually feel stoned!

  6. It always amuses me to see people segue so quickly on a piece regarding the barbarity of Islamic extremism to the Christian variety, evidenced here in the support for the indiscriminate slaughter of drone strikes: “Kill them all. For the Lord knows them that are His,” said a medieval cleric. (

  7. Sharia law is not a system of justice. It is one of control, a tool to control people arbitrarily with a thin veil of the illusion of legitimacy. As long as it is tolerated, people will be mutilated and murdered.

  8. Just like Gaza, except the Israeli’s do it with white phosphorous and American planes. All in conflict with the UN rules on occupying forces.

    Pastrami sandwich, anyone: said Ariel Sharon Naw, lets eat broken intifada bones said the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    Check your figures on the Inquisition. Too low.
    Well, Cathars were not Christians, so killing them was OK.

  9. The anti Christ sorcerers are the people following sharia law. How can killing or maiming be good when Jesus raised the dead healing people The evil religion is islamic religion following sharia law. They are the people who will see Gods glory as hell. Repenting needs to take place.

  10. The anti Christ sorcerers are the people following sharia law. How can killing or maiming be good when Jesus raised the dead healing people? The evil religion is islamic religion following sharia law. They are the people who will see Gods glory as hell. Repenting needs to take place

  11. I always taught that to deny GOD is THE FATHER of JESUS, and that any body like say the pope, is the antichrist for denying that JESUS is here. then there are those who claim that they will be taken up into the clouds with JESUS. would that PUT some one in a fog next to a cliff, or do you think you get wings when you die like a jehovah witness does?

    and JESUS had to be raised from the dead because of the christians, and jews, like say the one who tweeted the popee pooh. THE BIBLE says that both nations will be destroyed. after all, all nations will speak against GOD. the vatican holds a seat at the u.n. and the vatican speaks against GOD everyday, saying that GOD THE FATHER is not here.

    yet those same people tell your leaders and judges that when everybody dies, that every thing they have ever done and thought will be recalled at final Judgement. to get to Judgment you have to get to purgatory. some christians call themselves a nation and claim to be the way to jesus. JESUS said that HE was the way to THE FATHER, and that JESUS would be the TRUE SON OF GOD THE FATHER.

    any nation that speaks against GOD will be destroyed!

    Just trust ME, I know…

  12. One if by land
    Two if by sea
    The pirates of Yemeni gang up on me.

    The level of piracy is just a matter of degree in these Islamic territories. (None dare call them countries) From Libya to Egypt to Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan– no civilization. I am telling you Obama to get our money and troops out now or as we said to Nixon: Pull out now like your father should have.

  13. I play stoop ped walking around in a world of wander and have an i.q. of one hundred fifty five. obama is one twenty five… big deal!

    all those who deny GOD perish for HE(GOD) will judge the quick, and the dead.

    nicea had the wrong idea.
    some how someone needs to be re-hewed.
    who wants world fame? I do not! but islam does honor GOD, not JESUS, just as THE BIBLE SAYS.

  14. Jude Those that want to kill don’t have Christianity. Jesus ius not in religion that is like the Islamists who are militaristic condemning people being worse any western legal system.

    Sharia law seeks wrath as men see it. Gods wrath is Glory that Moses could not see is from the face of God. People that give wrath now call Gods wrath a lie trying to take the place of Gods wrath saying, HEY, God,.. you are not judging so I will do it for you. The devil wants to take Gods place. The religious scribes, and Pharisees wanted to take Gods place too Jesus said woe unto you scribes, and Pharisees = Islamists. Islamists. should be trembling asking for Gods forgiveness?

  15. Oh father high in heaven-
    Smile down upon your son
    Whose busy with his money games-
    His women and his gun.
    Oh Jesus save me!

  16. People- what have you done.
    Locked Him in His golden cage.
    Made Him bend to your religion
    Him resurrected from the grave.
    He is the God of nothing
    If that’s all that you can see.
    You are the God of everything
    He’s inside you and me.

    My God
    I Anderson

  17. Oh no this cannot be true surely. You see the Islamic establishment go to great lengths to tell us how their religion (it is much more than that) is the religion of peace, tolerance and goodwill to mankind. For some it surely is.

    Of course when you vist Islamic countries and see what is really tolerated and practiced under the name of Islam and sharia then it is quite different from the statements emanating from the moderates which are all very much designed to placate us and mislead us. Calculated misleading of and outright lying to the non-islamist in the interests of enhancing and promoting the spread and adoption of Islam is very much consistent with the religion.

    It is equally alarming when Islamists move to western countries and then lobby hard to have as many elements as possible of Sharia law formally recognised under the local legal systems.

  18. It is about control.

    It will continue until the people rise up against it. And once the people rise up against it, it will also continue. And it will continue with respect to the people who rise up against it. That too.

  19. That control seeks is what Jesus calls a vain thing. It is gained by someone, and then lost in death. That is why Jesus says gain the whole world ending up losing your own soul. Mark 8:36 :King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? When will people see the truth in those words?

  20. During the inquisition it was the Poop that approved the civilizing techniques
    used, to force people to be civil. Lately he’s been helping his pedophile priests to become civil by holding them accountable to God, not the law or the victims. Chrisharia law historically has been equally as wack as any sharia edict.

    I prefer “Lord of the Flies” as an apt analogy. Uncontrolled undisciplined children grown to adulthood living within the prejudiced emotional values of their youth….. as taught to them by their pregeny raised the same way.

    Age does not make an adult. Civilization does.

    Laws make Civilization, Adults maintain Civilization, Blah Blah Blah.

    We all begin as children. The human race creates and maintains civilization with every generation. The end of Civilization is always only two generations away.

  21. This is why the KJV says for us to be reborn to becomes a humble child. A child will run, walk or stroll around with nothing on not bothered by it at all. it is the adult not being like a little child that corrupts the mind of the child making them into worshipers of clothing. That makes people think clothing makes a person better or worse than another human being. Have that have division, have war.

  22. Jonathan H (and “The Living God”), we appreciate the sincerity of your beliefs, but this forum is not the place for proselytizing. Thank you.

    And a side note — in these posts (as is often the case in the Turleyverse), there are often gratuitous references to the Spanish Inquisition. While I am no apologist for the Spanish Inquisition, it would be well to remember that during the witch hunts in Europe, far, far more people were killed in countries outside of those that were under the purview of the Inquisition than those that were subject to the Inquisition. (Inquisition Spain and Portugal, obsessed with heresy, ignored the witch craze. In Italy, witch trials were comparatively rare and did not involve torture and executions. Anne L. Barstow, Witchcraze : a New History of the European Witch Hunts, HarperCollins, 1995.) And while the witch hunts are intrinsically tied to popular Christian beliefs and teachings (Catholic and Protestant), they were largely conducted through secular trials by secular authorities.

    When loosely talking about “the Inquisition”, we should remember that there was something called “the Inquisition” for centuries, but it took various forms , and was not the heretic burning machine of legend (thank you, Elizabeth I and your Black Legend). We need to look to secular authorities for mass murder. A comparison — the Spanish Inquisition is the one that has a well-deserved reputation for executing people brought before it (something like a 2% or slighter higher range) during the period of its principal activity (say mid-16th century through the early 18th century). Historians estimate a low of 1000 or so executions to a high of 3,000 (the range varies depending on how historians much extrapolate from documented executions). Compare that to what was going on in the witch trials, which were most active in the same period. Execution rates of 16% in some areas, and up to 90% in others. Documented deaths from the witch hunts in areas outside the control of the Inquisition approach 12,500 (Spain, in fact, had only 6 documented deaths, with an estimate of 40-50). Estimated deaths range from 35,000 to close to 64,000 (Inquisition lands cover roughly 1,800 to 5,000 of those deaths, the vast majority of those in Portugal).

    So while it is well and good (and fun: to bash “the Inquisition” or “the Spanish Inquisition”, we should remember the atrocities that were carried out through secular means (admittedly, with a religious glass) were far worse.

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