From Jihad Watch:
Indonesia: Five gamblers publicly caned in devout Muslim province of Aceh
Muslim spokesmen in America constantly assure us that Sharia is fully compatible with the U.S. Constitution, and that in its true form it is benign, humane and tolerant. Yet such a form of Sharia has never been seen anywhere on the face of the earth.
Sharia Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia: "5 gamblers publicly caned in Indonesia’s conservative Muslim province of Aceh," from the Associated Press, March 9 (thanks to Benedict):
LANGSA, Indonesia — Five Acehnese men convicted of gambling have been caned in public in the devout Islamic Indonesian province of Aceh.They were flogged six times each Friday in front of hundreds of people at a field in East Aceh’s district capital of Langsa.The predominantly Muslim nation of 240 million people has a policy of secularism but allowed highly conservative Aceh province to implement a version of Sharia law.Chief of general crime at the prosecution office Putra Masduri said the five were among 20 people convicted of violating Sharia law in January. He did not disclose the offenses of the others not caned Friday.