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Malaysian women caned for illicit sex say it was opportunity to repent

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Very sick on both sides here. S and M, and M and S! Repent? wow, what a sick religion this is.

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Japan should try this for gropers.

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Did the men get caned? Nope! Shariah law has no place in the modern world.

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****Did the men get caned? Nope! Shariah law has no place in the modern world.

are planning to marry their partners, who have also been caned, after they are released.

Because reading the whole story may be difficult.

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oops, my bad

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Malaysian authorities insist it is a just penalty and doesn’t cause physical pain.

That's not the point. The point is it is deeply degrading, cruel and inhumane. It is beyond comprehension that a religion in the 21st century would condone this action. It is reminiscent of the wayward catholic church in the dark middle ages. A country with a regime that deals out justice measured with two different standards should be shunned.

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I personally don't understand why criminals deserve sympathy. I am not talking about this case specifically, but if someone clearly killed, and is especially not remorseful of it, is corporal punishment that does not leave marks or permanent damage essential if it would teach a lesson?

Remorse and regret is important, but so is fear of punishment or consequences if the potential criminals have 'no shame'. If you are not scared of being guilty you have nothing to fear.

I am not saying criminals or law-breakers should be mistreated in anyway shape or form, but they need to be accountable for their actions...

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sidjtd, this is about women being caned for having had sex. This is not about criminals or law-breakers in the sense of how developed nations define the latter two.

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still waiting to be caned for drinking beer in public

A lot of the thrill can come from the pent up suspense

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WoW! Caned and jailed for having sex before getting married. Can't quite wrap my head around that...Obviously they didn't feel it was so wrong when they were indulging in the pleasures of the body! --'How can something that feels so good be so wrong?', they must be thinking.

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The wisdom and beauty of Moral Education which is in accordance to the believe of the Malaysian Muslim world.

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As a culture this punishment makes sense and the populace understands that. The proof is the after effect -apology and/or marriage. =Women and men take their sexual and (more important) family roles seriously.

The caning of men or women is insignificant and the law is insignificant. It is the actual practice of "family" within the culture that has meaning. Laws are for practice (role-modeling) not for punishment anyway.

When you go to these cultures with your inherent corrupt attitudes you can really make these people upset when you don't follow their laws. -The laws are there for a reason and it is better if you just accept that even if you don't understand.

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Well Badsey its as simple as, "If you don't like it here, don't go" Too bad these women are subject to such laws in the first place. Corrupt attitudes is a matter of opinion. It should not be up to governance to choose what is morally corrupt as long as it does not violate basic human rights which this "punishment" is actually doing. The problem is not law, but the implementation of RELIGIOUS law.

Whose lives have been ruined because some women had sex with men by choice? I see more of an issue if there was rape involved etc.

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Asiamuslim, one thing you need to understand clearly from a religious perspective. God punishes people, it is not the peoples duty to punish people. It is the parents responsibility to discipline their child, not anyone else.

"Vengeance is MINE" says the Lord.

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Of course they said that. They didn't want to be caned again, did they?

What I find ironic about this is that the feminist groups are not out boycotting goods made in Islamic countries, especially Saudi and Malaysia. I guess the need to drive one's SUV trumps sisterhood.

Don't worry though. Any culture that tosses out half it's intellectual capacity is doomed to failure. Once we have alternate energy in place the backwards countries will go back to being backwaters too.

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...while non-Muslims—many of whom are ethnic Chinese and Indians—go to civil courts.

"Civilised" courts would be more apt.

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"Well Badsey its as simple as, "If you don't like it here, don't go" Too bad these women are subject to such laws in the first place. Corrupt attitudes is a matter of opinion. It should not be up to governance to choose what is morally corrupt as long as it does not violate basic human rights which this "punishment" is actually doing. The problem is not law, but the implementation of RELIGIOUS law. Whose lives have been ruined because some women had sex with men by choice? I see more of an issue if there was rape involved etc."

Rape doesn't happen in these countries. =People that rape are choosing death (it's that simple). Men and women are both subject to this "cultural law" = that is why both were caned.

The laws are true = there is no liberal interpretation of the laws = you could ask a 12yr old and he could tell you the cultural laws = very little need for lawyers.

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The laws are true = there is no liberal interpretation of the laws = you could ask a 12yr old and he could tell you the cultural laws = very little need for lawyers.

More need for psychiatrists~

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Children are children, Adults are adults. Being punished for making adult choices (with no harm to others) as an adult oversteps that persons right to make their own decisions as an adult hint hint.

Malaysia is Malaysia, but there never has been any need for a mommy daddy laws as this one is. But as long as you have good old fashioned Islamic law pre-determining your faith well before you're old enough to make that choice as an adult by yourself and irrefutably denying you any choices otherwise should you attempt to go against it... Well that speaks for itself.

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The purification police strikes again

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