Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ISIS & Western ally Saudi Arabia

"When the State needed textbooks to distribute to schoolchildren in Raqqa, it printed out copies of Saudi textbooks found online. 80 Unsurprisingly then, most of the Islamic State's hudud penalties are identical to penalties for the same crimes in [Western ally] Saudi Arabia: death for blasphemy, homosexual acts, treason, and murder; death by stoning for adultery; one hundred lashes for sex out of wedlock; amputation of a hand for stealing; amputation of a hand and foot for bandits who steal; death for bandits who steal and murder." (McCants W. (2015). The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State. New York: St. Martin’s Press, p. 81.)