In the following interview from Australian television, you’ll hear a Malaysian Associate Professor Dr. Shamrahayu Ab. Aziz discuss Islamic law, particularly as it applies to apostasy (death) and adultery (stoning). You’ll notice that Dr. Aziz is forthright in her explanation for the hudud punishments prescribed for these crimes — no sacred lying or misdirection. She acknowledges that the penalties are indeed required, but insists that they are not the point. The point, apparently, is the beauty of the sacred system created in an Islamic state by the enforcement of such punishments.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
As Vlad says, “This woman is highly credentialed.” See the LiveLeak page for an exhaustive list of her qualifications to issue authoritative opinions on Islamic law. Nothing that she tells us can be dismissed as “taken out of context.”