Posted by: becketfund | July 26, 2009

Malaysia: Islamic Court Sentences Muslim Model for Drinking Beer

KUALA LUMPUR – An Islamic court has sentenced Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, a Muslim model, to be whipped with 6 strokes of a can as punishment for drinking beer at a pub in 2008, AFP reported on July 26.  The court’s decision has been met with mixed reactions, with human rights organizations such as Amnesty International expressing outrage, while Islamic scholars view the punishment as a necessary deterrent against future drinking among the Muslim community.

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