Egypt suspends, investigates prosecutor who ordered drunk man flogged on religious grounds

Apr 22, 2013 Full story: www.washingtonpost.com

An Egyptian prosecutor who cited the Quran as he ordered police to flog a man with 80 lashes for public drunkenness has been suspended and put under investigation, the prosecutor-generalís office said.

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“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#1 Apr 22, 2013
It's good that the judgment was overruled and the flogging averted, but in a more secular society, this would never have come up at all. Theocracy is the enemy of civilization.
Amused

Salem, MA

#2 Apr 22, 2013
Islam is a product of the Dark Ages and is dedicated to keeping mankind in the dark ages. From its misogynistic fear of female sexuality to the brutal punishments of a primitive judicial system, islam fights a fierce rearguard action against all human progress.

“Mellita, domi adsum ”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#3 Apr 22, 2013
The average muslim is not capable to understand the importance of keeping government and religion separate.

The separation of state and church such as it happened in Europe in the middle-ages is still a mystery, or so it seems!
IL Principe

Aarhus, Denmark

#4 Apr 22, 2013
The people following this religion should honestly start to reflect a little.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#5 Apr 23, 2013
IL Principe wrote:
The people following this religion should honestly start to reflect a little.
Or better still abandon it altogether.
Better just humanity than a bunch of religious tribes: Zionists, Islamists, Sunnis, Shia's, Catholics, Protestants, Mormons, Scientologists.. the nonsense goes on-and-on.

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