Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nigeria: jails backlogged with prisoners in lengthy wait of sharia stonings and amputations - Christine Douglass-Williams


by Christine Douglass-Williams

The brutal cost of the fear of being called Islamophobic.


In a prison in a village in Nigeria, “the condemned convicts we have are mostly coming from Sharia Courts. These and other related cases like amputation of hand or leg have been in jail for over 10 years without knowing their fate. Their hands are not cut off, their legs are not cut off, they don’t know their fate.”

The thought of not knowing for years on what day ones amputation or stoning might happen is a harsh punishment in itself.  The barbaric sentences handed down by sharia courts is what so-called human rights organizations need to be condemning in the strongest possible terms; but Western organizations are afraid to address barbaric practices in Islam for fear of being called “racist” and “Islamophobic”.

Westerners have been bullied by Muslim lobbies to prioritize political correctness and the hurt feelings of Muslims over the lives and well-being of victims.

Mainstream conversations about human rights are often overshadowed by non-existent concerns about “Islamophobia” instead of the abuses committed by Muslims against minority groups, women and apostates. How about some sympathy and advocacy for five people (among others globally) “sentenced to death-by-stoning; and 10 others whose legs and hands are to be amputated are awaiting the day of judgment.”

Where are the voices to advocate for the human rights of these people against such unthinkable abuse?  The answer is that the voices who advocate for them are being beaten up by the “Islamophobia” battering ram which enforces the lie that such abuse has nothing to do with Islam.

“Sharia Court To Chop Off Hands And Legs Of 10 People, Stone 5 To Death In Bauchi State”, by Ngere Ify Davies, Within Nigeria, May 8, 2019:
The Controller of Prisons, Bauchi State Command, Suleiman T. Suleiman has said that five persons who were sentenced to death-by-stoning; and 10 others whose legs and hands are to be amputated are awaiting the day of judgment.
Suleiman, who spoke in an interview with newsmen in his office on Tuesday on the state of prison in Bauchi, also lamented that some convicts have been in jail for over 10 years with action not taken on them. He said six other inmates have also been condemned to death, five are currently on life sentence, while 188 are on various jail terms of two years and above.
He lamented that the prison currently has 947 inmates at the 500-capacity Bauchi Prison. He said:
“The condemned convicts we have are mostly coming from Sharia Courts. These and other related cases like amputation of hand or leg have been in jail for over 10 years without knowing their fate. Their hands are not cut off, their legs are not cut off, they don’t know their fate.
“There are also those who are supposed to be stoned to death. I am worried. I feel touched that each time I go to any of the prisons to visit, they’ll be the first to confront me with questions about their case…..

Christine Douglass-Williams

Source: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/05/nigeria-jails-backlogged-with-prisoners-in-lengthy-wait-of-sharia-stonings-and-amputations

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