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Brunei: Sultan institutes death penalty for homosexuality

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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah is overseeing Sharia reforms in Brunei

By: therakyatpost.com

Source: http://www.therakyatpost.com/world/2014/04/17/brunei-sultan-rules-death-by-stoning-for-gays/

The United Nations human rights office has criticised Brunei’s planned introduction of the death penalty for a raft of new offences, as part of a shift to harsh Islamic punishments in the oil-rich sultanate.

“We are deeply concerned about the revised penal code in Brunei Darussalam, due to come into force later this month, which stipulates the death penalty for numerous offences,” said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human rights.

He told reporters these offences include rape, adultery, sodomy, extramarital sexual relations for Muslims, but also crimes such as robbery and murder.

The death sentence could also be imposed for defamation of the Prophet Mohammed, insulting any verses of the Koran and Hadith, blasphemy, and declaring oneself a prophet or non-Muslim, he said.

“Application of the death penalty for such a broad range of offences contravenes international law,” he added.

Brunei has not carried out any executions since 1957, but Colville said that rather than adding new capital crimes to its books, the sultanate should be working to abolish the death penalty outright.

Brunei’s all-powerful Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced last October that the country would phase in Islamic syariah law punishments such as flogging and death by stoning.

The new criminal code, expected to enter into force on April 22, also introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for rape, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations.

Colville said that international law classified stoning as “torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”, meaning it is banned under global human rights treaties.

UN studies have shown that women are more likely to be sentenced to death by stoning, due to entrenched discrimination and stereotyping in the justice system, he noted.

Criminalising consensual sex between adults, let alone applying the death penalty for it, breaches a series of rights, while the new code also violates freedom of religion, opinion and expression, Colville added.

Brunei practices a more conservative form of Islam than neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia, banning the sale and public consumption of alcohol and closely restricting other religions.

The sultan has advocated the strengthening of Islam in the country, against what he calls potentially harmful outside influences, recently calling his Islamic monarchy a “firewall” against globalisation.

Officials have previously said syariah cases would require an extremely high burden of proof and judges would have wide discretion applying it.

9 comments
IftikharAhmad
IftikharAhmad

We are animals. The primary purpose of our sexual capacity is reproduction. The main goal of reproduction is to leave the greatest number of living offspring.

Our reproductive anatomy is perfectly adapted for interaction with a member of the opposite sex. It is not adapted for interaction with the same sex. For instance, the anus can be severely damaged by anal sex. It wasn't meant for that kind of treatment.

The brain of a gay person is in an all out battle with points 1 and 2. Being homosexual causes a person to not leave the greatest number of surviving offspring. Artificial insemination is a new concept and is inefficient. The gay persons brain when it comes to sex is not in harmony with a body that wishes at some level to reproduce but he simply desires to gain sexual fulfilment. That leaves out the main purpose of sex. The gay persons brain causes them to want to use their bodies anatomy in a completely reversed and unhelpful way.

If your brain is telling you to do the opposite of what your body is adapted perfectly to do then you are suffering from a form of illness. That behavior is not healthy or normal.

I know that many feel differently. Considering what I just said above; why do you feel differently?   As a true Muslim and believer im condemning this... our religion is flexible enough but no space for such rubbish... there is a detailed chapters in our religion book THE NOBLE QUR'AN in which you will find the story of " People of LOT" who were involve in the same sin "The Homosexuality", they all were destroyed b'coz of homosexuality.... Anatomy of anus is not fit for sexual act.... biology. Anus is endodermal in origin so its wound never heals. So, it becomes quite unnatural to get into anus. People find it disgusting to insert and move about the male executive organ into the anus, which serves to discharge the faeces.
It's all right to insert the same organ into the vagina, which serves only to void urine, discharge menstrual blood and various other defilements, and eject the occasional baby followed by the after-birth.There is no place for homosexuality Islam. There is no place for same sex marriage in Islam either. And there is definitely evidence of this ban in the Qur'an. Islam merely hates the sin - not the sinner. Islam definitely prohibits homosexuality. The conflict is not with the treatment of homosexuals. It is with whether or not a same gender relationship is acceptable for a practising Muslim. Just like it is not acceptable/permissible for a practicing Muslim to drink alcohol or smoker have pre marital sex, it is not permissible to engage in a same gender relationship. Muslims don't deny the natural urge of people but have rules to prevent these urges from being fed.   

It seems pretty obvious to anyone who "uses their own brain" to recognise that without procreation there is no culture, society or the future of humanity. No society will be sustainable unless this basic and fundamental act of procreation is recognised. You may, because of your ideological persuasion and over stating of rights and equality beyond their healthy parameter , think all marriages and union are the same, but that doesn't make it so. Gay marriage/union maybe the same as traditional marriage in their love but don't tell me they are the same in their social value, cultural value and civilizational value. One union is essential the other is optional.


Homosexuality is an insult to women. Men and women get sexual and emotional satisfaction from each other. Without them the human race is not going to survive. This is the main reason why Islam is against homosexuality. It is nothing to do with equality. Muslim community, Imams and Muslim schools must teach that homosexuality is a sin and against the teaching of Islam. Multiculturalism is not about integration but about cultural plurality. It is not about separation but about respect and the deepening awareness of Unity in Diversity. Each culture will maintain its own intrinsic value and at the same time would be expected to contribute to the benefit of the whole society. Multiculturalism can accommodate diversity of all kinds – cultural, philosophical and religious – so that we can create a world without conflict and strife. Britain can assume the role of accommodation and concern for all peoples, for our planet and indeed for our survival.   Why are we constantly hearing about an issue that effects less than 2% of the world's population?!!! What about issues that effect everyone such as wealth inequality and dangerous banking? Obviously there's nothing more important to society today than gay rights. Gay marriage is a subject being spoken about in America and France as well as here.( maybe in other countries as well) Now, This is not an important thing at the moment with everything else that is happening. I don't see what difference it makes if you call it marriage or a civil partnership. It doesn't mean that the relationship is going to last any longer or be a happier one.Why in this age should rights be bestowed because of birth? Where is the equality in this? Although, why "other grounds", why not just "sexuality"? It's not a swear word.Equal rights to marry a Catholic? Didn't think so.   Homosexuality doesn't just go against the Bible, Quran, and whatever the Jewish book is called, It goes against Mother Nature as well. Here are some quotes from the koran regarding Homosexuals Homosexual acts are condemned as unnatural. (Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?) 7:80-81 Male homosexual activities are condemned as unnatural. 26:165-6 Male homosexuals commit abominations and act senselessly. 27:54-55 Male homosexuals acts are condemned as unnatural. 29:28-29

I can let most things go but the Gay lobby has gone too far with this nonsense... It is time to start fighting back, Our core values are being corrupted, How far before it's too far, You answer that for yourselves. Iftikhar Ahmad London School of Islamics Trust  
IA

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OrangManusia
OrangManusia

Will the stonings of gay people be televised? I think the Sultan should turn it into a sporting event: the one who can kill a gay person with the least number of throws wins. Of course, if it's a lesbian, it will be necessary to make sure her hijab is firmly in place so as not to be knocked off by the flung stones; it wouldn't be proper to expose the sensitive Muslim audience to the sight of an adult woman's hair. It will also be interesting to show the latest methods for amputating hands and feet; the worldwide medical community will be able to learn something from the advanced techniques of Syariah justice.

SadiQazi
SadiQazi

To iQ, I agree with first part of your comment, however you loose respect when you label fellow human beings as 'worst piece'. It shows you are proud and are judging others. Remember it was Satan who was proud and that only God can judge humans on the Day of Judgement.

IftikharAhmad1
IftikharAhmad1

We are animals. The primary purpose of our sexual capacity is reproduction. The main goal of reproduction is to leave the greatest number of living offspring.

Our reproductive anatomy is perfectly adapted for interaction with a member of the opposite sex. It is not adapted for interaction with the same sex. For instance, the anus can be severely damaged by anal sex. It wasn't meant for that kind of treatment.

The brain of a gay person is in an all out battle with points 1 and 2. Being homosexual causes a person to not leave the greatest number of surviving offspring. Artificial insemination is a new concept and is inefficient. The gay persons brain when it comes to sex is not in harmony with a body that wishes at some level to reproduce but he simply desires to gain sexual fulfilment. That leaves out the main purpose of sex. The gay persons brain causes them to want to use their bodies anatomy in a completely reversed and unhelpful way.

If your brain is telling you to do the opposite of what your body is adapted perfectly to do then you are suffering from a form of illness. That behavior is not healthy or normal.

I know that many feel differently. Considering what I just said above; why do you feel

IA

London School of Islamics Trust

iQ
iQ

People like Rupert Colville and those organizations need to learn that their way of life is not the only way of life - and obviously not the better way of life. International law is made by group of like minded people who are from judeo-christian europian background - which is the worst piece of human race on this planet

Guest
Guest

Would the outrage and mockery from the rest of the world be worth it to televise it? You would be right, "the worldwide medical will be able to learn something", but i do not think they will learn what you think they will learn. If anything the "worldwide medical"would treat the "research" like that of josef mengele, and go to great lengths to find everyone responsible and charge them for crimes against humanity. I have to ask, are you retarted? Your homophobic, misogyny and frankly assanine views might have been acceptable at one time, but this is the 21st century, not the 12th century. People like you are the reason why the islamic religion is the most hated in the world, and why the new generation is largely rejecting religion worldwide

iQ
iQ

@SadiQazi  Apologize if my comment was inappropriate. May Allah forgive me if it is. I think it was a let out of huge frustration after I recently studied a lot on what our Aboriginals, the Red Indians and few other natives nations have gone through... and they are still struggling against a very planned forced race extinction.

OrangManusia
OrangManusia

@Guest Well, this is yet another confirmation of "Poe's Law," which states, "Without a blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of extremism or fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing." (See the Wikipedia article.) So to be perfectly clear: What I originally wrote was meant as a parody. It was intended to be so extreme and ridiculous as to be a clear lampoon of Islamic ideas. For the record, (a) I am not a Muslim, (b) I am a gay man myself, (c) I do not live in South East Asia, and (d) I reject all religion as being foolish, dangerous nonsense that warps people's minds. 

Guest
Guest

Well then as someone who is also a,b,c and d i would like to apologize, it is true what they also say about Poe's law (from that same wiki article), that a fundamentalist's belief can also be mistaken for parody, and given all of the crazy people right now it is tricky to tell the difference

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