Well friends, it was inevitable and predictable, but in Egypt now there is a member of the Egyptian parliament, Adel Azzazy, calling for a return to Sharia law punishments for crimes, including the amputation of limbs, and crucifixion as a method of capital punishment:

MP proposes Sharia punishments for murder, theft crimes

In case you missed it:

"Policemen are entitled to treat felons with force after warning them, and are also entitled to shoot them dead. But if they surrender or are wounded, policemen are obliged not to hurt them, the proposed law says.

"Stolen possessions should be returned to their owners, the law says, but it stipulates that if their owners are unknown, they should be put in the state's treasury. For murders, citizens affected by the crime should be given the options of retribution, receiving compensation or granting amnesty.

"'This is God’s law and is not optional,' Azzazy said, commenting on his proposal. 'The current penalties are not deterrent enough.'

As if there were not enough barbarism in the world, policemen will have the right to shoot alleged felons dead after warning them, and, oh yes, if they surrender then we're informed that they are obliged not to hurt them (presumably meaning they're not already dead).

That's right folks, in the twenty-first century, barbarism and religious nuttiness have reached such a fever pitch that we are witnessing serious calls for the return of the Byzantine practice of amputations - literal corporal punishment - and crucifixions for punishments of crime. Notably, in Azzazy's bill, citizens who are the victim of such crimes are given the option of "retribution" or amnestying the perpetrator (that's presumably if the police have not already shot him or her dead).

Let's call this what it is: barbarism, and hope and pray that sane voices will prevail.... but the way things are going, I am not holding my breath!

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Greg Parent on April 8, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Gregorian Chant – “Dies Irae”:

  2. Rich Overholt on April 5, 2012 at 4:51 am

    “Trauma DEMANDS repitition.”~Selma Freiberg

  3. Robert Barricklow on April 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Another form of Barbarism: the government is trying to handcuff the internet once again.


  4. The Bible on April 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    All we need is The King’s English.

  5. MizGreen on April 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    If/when this style of Religious Justice comes to Amerika, the Bible-Belt Fundies will be thrilled — and as an added bonus, TV ratings of the punishment spectacles would be absolutely through the roof. Pastor John Hagee would make a marvelous host.

  6. MattB on April 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Second step to an Islamic bloc that will be the new ‘enemy’. Well picked Joseph.

  7. Jay on April 4, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Does JPF really mean to imply with the use of the word “return” in the headline that the former dictator’s police were enlightened? “Cause that’s what’s been done.

  8. SSNaga on April 4, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Ignorance & Innocence are the Natural states of the human being (naked Ape) – it “knows not what it does.” The High are Connected to the low – the Rich are Connected to the poor. The Twin Spirals INTERCHANGE their energies/states… that IsIs The Law of Duality. Karma Teaches The Law. Thus, the Inculcation: Know Thy Self – Thy Enemy. … Fanatical, blood-thirsty Behavior, is the Way of the humAnimal. EXpect No Mercy. Devolution of Awareness is Natural Process – It is called Entropy. *Comin’ Attchya Live.* Don’t see it? Look Deep In the UnRedeemed Darkness – Behind the ‘Smiling Faces’… you will see it Staring At you: Matter is Blindness – the Li(e)ght is the Darkness of the Soul/Soil… called Illusion. Human Sagacity Is Not WISDOM.

    • Johnycomelately on April 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      SSNaga, recommend some reading material, I like the entropy bit, reminds me of Paul Laviollete.

      • SSNaga on April 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        “Journey Into A Strange Land, A Metaphysical Exploration of Ultimate Truth,” Eloise Franco (1957). … “The Secret of Light,” Walter Russell (1947). … “The Hidden Domain,” Norman Friedman (1997). … These 3 works provide a superb composite view (Trinity) on the Creational Principle; as well as reading may. Direct Connexion to Universal Mind is necessary to obtain True Wisdom… for the Shell is of minimal value without the Kernel (fruit stone).

        • Johnycomelately on April 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm


  9. Jay on April 4, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Whereas in the USA when a cop or a friend of the cops (see Zimmerman) kills, well that crime gets prosecuted in a justice is blind manor–irony (see the Sean Bell killing in New York City too).

    And then of course rightwingers in the USA are always calling for victims’ “rights” and implementation of the death penalty.

  10. Jay on April 4, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I’d posit that JPF still hasn’t read “By Way of Deception”.

  11. Greg Parent on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Here’s further proof that the liberal elites (read Obama Admin) are living in Disneyland when it comes to comes to the Middle East ( a viewpoint, moreover, that Christian Amanpour has also been trying to sell for the same sponsors). Let us also recall that Neville Chamberlain peddled the same inanity.

  12. Greg Parent on April 4, 2012 at 5:24 am

    This is what I predicted would happen when the leftstream media was jerking off about the Arab Spring. I will go out on a limb to say that we will see the same thing happen in Libya.

    • Jay on April 4, 2012 at 6:30 am

      Sorry Greg liberals predicted this. Are you one of those who think that the police were enlightened under the former Egyptian dictator.

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