Monday, January 18, 2010

Coming to a multicultural society near YOU: Sharia Law Enforcement

The Shariah police questioning a group of young women for failing to cover their heads with veils in public in Banda Aceh. (Photo: Luis Sinco, LA Times)

Having gang-raped and tortured a female student at the Langsa Shariah Police station in Aceh, the three officers responsible have forever blackened the name of the religious police as upholders of Islamic law, Aceh’s Shariah Police deputy commander said on Wednesday.

“We are enraged by this. We are ashamed by their actions. The shock is still there. The actions of these three individuals have marred the image of Shariah Police in the eyes of the Acehnese forever,” Syarifuddin told The Jakarta Globe.

“They should have been role models for upholding Islamic law but their actions did not in any way reflect the behavior of men of honor,” he added.

Police have arrested two of the alleged rapists, members of the Wilayatul Hisbah or Shariah Police, and are tracking down a third officer, who has already been declared a suspect.

The three officers had allegedly taken turns raping a 20-year-old student in a police detention cell in the early hours of Friday morning. Friday is considered “a day of goodness” in Islam and afternoon prayers on Friday are mandatory for Muslims.

click below for the rest of the January 13, 2010 news story from The Jakarta Globe

Aceh’s Shariah Police ‘Stained Forever’ by Gang Rape by Nurdin Hasan

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