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Brunei introduces death by stoning for adultery, gay sex

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The sultanas in charge, are really showing classic signs of self hate projected onto those that they find sexually attractive. What a hateful bizarre thought mind set. Not going to catch me buying sultanas anytime soon.

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Brutal. They can't seriously plan on enforcing this with the whole world watching.

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Death for adultery it's only for women or does that apply to men too ? ...

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? double?

https://japantoday.com/category/world/amnesty-slams-brunei's-new-'vicious'-islamic-criminal-laws

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4 wives is OK though.

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Welcome to the middle ages... next up, the return of witch-burning and sacrificing virgins to improve the harvest.

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Literally stoning? Inefficient method of capital punishment.

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This is absolutely barbaric, and now Brunei joins the list of country's I wouldn't set foot in if they paid me. The big oil companies that operate there should take a stand against this outrage, too.

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Brunei joins the list of country's I wouldn't set foot in if they paid me.

What if they paid you a lot?

It is also unclear whether death by stoning will actually be implemented, as a high burden of proof is needed to hand down the punishment and Brunei has not executed anyone for decades

Sounds like it may just be an attempt to appease the Godsquad

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They call Islam a religion but any system of "thought" (cough) and belief that condones and encourages the death of certain people to "please" their god is nonsense! Had a wife's friend over who is a Filipina who is married to a Pakistani and who has converted to Islam and who has a gay son from a previous marriage and I asked her which is more important, religion or son, which gets ditched if they come for your son? She said her religion, bye son, "enjoy the stoning." And she lives in Dubai which still has crazy laws about sex--kiss on the beach, and you are deported. And remember, the American evangelicals are looking on with envy here.

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Stoning people to death is in the bible as well, Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, and a "man who lies with a man". Then again Leviticus 11:3-8 bans the consumption of Pork.

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YuriOtani, Yes. The difference is followers of the bible stopped applying that injunctioon over a thousand years ago.

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The condemnation from the muslim world is deafening.

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YuriOtani Today  05:49 pm JST

Stoning people to death is in the bible as well, Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, and a "man who lies with a man".

The far more recent Gospel of John (also part of the Bible) does away with stoning for sexual offences. See John 8:1-11.

The Bible was not written all at one time. It was written over the space of a few thousand years. The Koran, on the other hand, doesn't work that way. It was written pretty much at the same time.

Homosexual behavior is still a sin in Judeo-Christian thought, and always will be. But the death penalty for it does not apply.

Then again Leviticus 11:3-8 bans the consumption of Pork.

Only as a disciplinary practise -- not as a solemn moral teaching.

There is a difference between a moral teaching, which is eternal, and a disciplinary practise, which is always subject to change.

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KestrelToday  06:00 pm JST

YuriOtani, Yes. The difference is followers of the bible stopped applying that injunctioon over a thousand years ago.

Exactly. Radical Islam wants to kill homosexuals. Christianity wants to save them.

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harsh new sharia laws

Why should religious groups be able to impose their inane, despicable laws on everyone in a country?

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Stoning to death and amputations are a bit harsh.

But their point is that every baby must be born into wedlock to a mother and father. Thus they claim that they have the interests of the weakest members of society, newborn babies at heart. That's why for them, they consider this a human rights issue.

The rights of babies (the weakest members of society) supersede the rights of adults. Hence adults are punished if they do something that can harm a baby (a baby born outside of wedlock is considered to be at a disadvantage to babies born in wedlock).

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Stoning to death and amputations are a bit harsh.

Well, if you say so...

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Stoning to death and amputations are a bit harsh

They are barbaric and are not in the Quran.

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Not a word from the G7? The hypocrisy is strong with these wastes of life

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Christianity wants to save them.

Save them from what?

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Why should religious groups be able to impose their inane, despicable laws on everyone in a country?

They shouldn’t, but polls on what people believe in countries which treat homosexuals disgustingly show that they aren’t necessarily out of step with public opinion. The majority of Brunei’s population are Malay Muslims, and Malaysia is a country, seen as a progressive democracy in the Muslim world, which whips and imprisons homosexuals.

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Why should religious groups be able to impose their inane, despicable laws on everyone in a country?

When the despotic leader of that country is a fellow-traveller of those inane, despicable religious groups, obviously.

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Many of the nations that joined hands with Brunei in that TPP are looking pretty toothless right now. Some of these nations claim to believe in “human rights” and “democracy” - Australia, NZ, Canada etc. Some of them may whisper little protests, but ultimately will all just look the other way and continue dealing with this disgusting regime. Money trumps human rights.

Boycott Brunei.

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Boycott Brunei.

I’m in two minds on a boycott even though I find these laws filthy. Where do you stop? As I pointed out, neighboring Malaysia whips and imprisons gays. Not extreme enough to warrant a boycott?

Tell Brunei to whip and throw their gays in jail instead of stoning them and they’ll be back in the acceptable books?

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The inhabitants of these 'Strict Sharia Law' countries exhibit totally different behaviour when outside of their country. Just look at the Sukhumvit Soi 3/1 in Bangkok, also known as Soi Arab, close to the infamous Grace Hotel, their regular nightspot.

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In Brunei, there are also large communities of Christians and Buddhists who do want support Sharia Law directly and don't want to fall victim to it as in Indonesia.

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Arab Countries are quite weird in our view. Best stay clear of them unless you understand them, don't try to change them, and don't let them change you.

Some Countries give the Muslim world a bad name, and no wonder peoples in other Countries are afraid that Muslim migrants will try to change the local environment to match that of their own - with stories of Sharia Law being run as a Parallel law in places...

Religion and Politics never mix well.

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If the Sharia Law targets Gays and Adulterers as enemies, then what of those from other faiths who have been at the receiving end of violence from such Radicals. Should Jewish people feel unsafe in Brunei ?

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So they will hunt down gay people and murder them?

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Brunei is yet another example of Malays struggling to move out of their peasant mentality and enter into the modern world. The selfish arrogance of a corrupted, sexually self-satisfied ruler devoid of empathy for his fellow men is also disgustingly on display for all the world to see if people dare to open their eyes.

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