If you think this is terrible, remember that having all of humanity living under strict Sharia law either as Muslims or as dhimmis is what Islamists all over the world are working toward.
FROM THE DAILYMAIL.CO.UK:
Islamic court postpones amputations of four men as 'hot weather means they might bleed to death'
Last updated at 3:48 PM on 23rd June 2009
An Islamic court in Somalia that sentenced four men to have a hand and a leg cut off postponed the punishment today, saying the sweltering weather could cause them to bleed to death.
The court sentenced the men yesterday in the capital, Mogadishu, after accusing them of stealing mobile phones and guns.
The court is run by al-Shabab, a powerful insurgent group that is trying to topple the U.N.-backed government and install a strict form of Islam.
*Islamist insurgents sentence four men to amputation in Mogadishu, Somalia, after they were accused of stealing a pistol and three mobile phones
'The sentence will be carried out later,' an al-Shabab official said, requesting anonymity because he was not allowed to speak publicly.
'It was postponed because of the hot weather and fears that the victims will bleed to death.'
No date was set for the punishments to be carried out.
Amnesty International has appealed to al-Shabab not to carry out the 'cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments.'
The U.S. considers al-Shabab a terrorist group with links to al-Qaida, which al-Shabab denies. The group, which controls much of Somalia, is boosted by hundreds of foreign fighters.
Somalis traditionally observe Sufi Islam, a relatively moderate form of worship. But in recent years, insurgents have begun to follow austere Wahabi Islam - rooted in Saudi Arabia and practiced by Osama bin Laden and the Taliban.
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