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Photographs from the video were reportedly circulated by a host of jihadi social media accounts, which said that the incident occurred on Friday in a rebel-controlled region of the Aleppo province. In the video, a blindfolded man is being held down with his hand placed on wooden table.
The militants, some with their faces covered & one carrying a large sword, appear to pose for the cameras as the alleged thief is braced for his ordeal. ‘Jihad News’ said the alleged thief, in the north Syrian town of Maskanah, had confessed to his crimes & “requested” the form of punishment according to strict traditional religious codes. The account claimed he had ‘asked that his hand be cut off to cleanse his sins.
The punishment was carried out by an al-Qa’ida-affiliated group known as Isis, or the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Mainly composed of fighters from outside of Syria, Isis is widely regarded as the most radical Islamist rebel group fighting against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.
If You care to watch the video as proof of “Crimes Against Humanity” be warned, it is GRAPHIC, but needs to be shown and documented as to the cruelty.
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Misconception: Islam and The Quran orders hands to be cut off for theft…
It should be noted that like all punishments relating to members of a society, they are only enforceable if such a society is governed by the laws of The Quran. In such a society, it is a requirement for believers to provide for those in need [2:177, 2:215, 2:219, 5:89, 59:7].
The male thief, and the female thief, you shall mark, cut, or cut-off their hands/means as a recompense for what they earned, and to serve as a deterrent from God. God is Noble, Wise. Whoever repents after his wrongdoing and makes amends, then God will relent on him. Truly, God is Forgiving, Merciful. [5:38-39]
The above verses are commonly translated to mean physical cutting off the thief’s hand or hands, however whilst this understanding is a theoretical possibility, when all the information is reviewed it is only one of several possibilities, hence the above translation. Firstly, it should be noted that the verse makes clear whoever commits theft but repents after and makes amends, then this is acceptable to God, thus no punishment can be administered in this case. This of course would only apply to those who do this before they have to be tried and found guilty. To prove this, see the verse below in which being punished is contrasted to relenting:
There are some who await God’s decree whether He will punish them or relent on them. God is All Knower, All Wise. [9:106]
And how repenting and making amends shows a true repentance, thus reinforces the notion that a true/sincere repentance is accepted:
And whoever repents and takes corrective action, certainly he turns toward God with true repentance. [25:71]
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