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There are good points with Sharia: Muslims frequently point out that widows and orphans should be looked after, for example, and all Muslims must, over their lifetime, donate 2.5% of their wealth to the poor or those who need it more. Unfortunately there are many areas where decent civilized people will disagree with the Islamic rules below. Indeed many of the more peaceful Muslims strongly disagree with the rules below but a great deal of it is in the Koran. Since the bulk of this article was written ISIS has shown just how horific some interpretations of Sharia can be with beheadings, Mass crucifixions and other atrocities reported daily. 
In many parts of the World the majority of Muslims are peaceful and don't follow the rules below.
Flogging is the prescribed punishmnent for many breaches of Sharia law. Below is a video of a woman being publicly flogged more than twelve times although many floggings are much worse. This unfortunate woman could get up in a controlled way afterwards which would not have been possible after a worse flogging. There is a warning that some viewers may find the video disturbing.
Most Pakistani Muslims are far less extreme than those responsible for the flogging shown above. The video below shows brief clips of the disturbing flogging but mainly deals with Pakistani reaction.
A 15 year-old girl in the Maldives has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in pre-marital sex. The prosecution says she did it willingly but the girl suffered repeated abuse and therefore may be fully responsible for her actions. She was only 15 at the time. In any case the punishment is cruel and severe. 
Problems with Muslim Sharia LawEdit
Sharia allows slavery. Mohammed himself owned 40 unfortunate slaves. Slaves are helpless before their masters, can be bought and sold and masters can have sex with female slaves whenever they want (Christian masters in 19th-century America were hardly any kinder and the last sentence is true of them as well).
For more about abuses suffered by slaves under Islam, see the following:
Wives may be beaten simply for being too independent and not respectful enough.
People may be severely flogged for drinking or gamblingEdit
"Of course, don't expect any men to be flogged. Even though President Anni drank Sula shiraz, the courts failed to look into the case and have him flogged. If you look at Maldives law, any man or woman who is proven to drink alcohol has to be flogged.
People who have blinded someone else may be blinded themselvesEdit
This has actually happened in the 21st Century, see the following:
Thieves should have their hands amputatedEdit
The Koran stipulates this, see the following:
Crucifixion and other forms of torture are allowed to punish some crimesEdit
Laws allowing crucifixion and other barbaric punishments in Hamas controlled territories have been passed. There have been several crucifixions in Saudi Arabia during the last 20 years and at least one innocent man was lucky to escape crucifixion in Saudi Arabia.
Homosexuals are punished by death, by severe flogging or by long prison sentencesEdit
Traditionally homosexuals were sometimes burnt alive but as recently as the 21st Century in Taliban controlled Afghanistan were routinely executed. Lucky ones were thrown from tall buildings and died relatively quickly though it must have been terrifying. Unlucky homosexuals were put into a pit and a wall was toppled onto them so they were buried alive. In Iran women caught doing lesbian acts were/are given a hundred lashes each but if they have not “reformed" after three such punishments they are executed the fourth time.
See the following:
Heterosexual sex outside marriageEdit
Unmarried people of either sex who have intercourse should be whipped and given a hundred lashes, this severely lashing can be fatal. Adultery is punished even worse, male adulterers are hanged while female adulterers are buried in a pit up to their heads and stoned to death. A case is pending or was pending when one of my sources was written where a woman in Iran faces being stoned to death while her male partner risks being hanged both within a month and Amnesty International is asking people to write to the Iranian authorities over this. 
Stoning to deathEdit
As recently as 2008, a thirteen year old girl was gang-raped, only to be later stoned to death for fornication. The unfortunate girl screamed and begged for mercy and relatives tried to help her, then Muslims started shooting causing a baby’s death. In Bangladesh, rape victims are commonly flogged or beaten while in Pakistan rape victims get long prison sentences. See the following:
A criminal husband wanted to be rid of his older wife and marry a 14 year old girl. The husband accused his wife of adultery. A Sharia court believed him without evidence and the wife was cruelly stoned to death. See Soraya M., Stoned to Death for Being an "Inconvenient Wife
- Crucifixion is still a form of death penalty in Sudan and Iran Sharia law allows it.