April 17, 2014
Once again we have non-Whites proving to be more civilized than us as Brunei announces a plan to stone homosexualists and other sex criminals, along with those who blaspheme the state faith.
The UN in crying a river of big salty tears and the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is telling them where to stick it.
Homosexuality has long been a criminal offence in Brunei, which is situated on the island of Borneo, with a penalty of 10 years in prison previously handed out for the offence. However, stoning is now set to be allowed for a range of sexual offences, such as rape, adultery, sodomy, extramarital sexual relations. The law is planned to come into force on April 22.
The United Nations has been very critical of the move, with Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights saying, “the application of the death penalty for such a broad range of offenses contravenes international law.” The death sentence could also be imposed for insulting any verses of the Quran and Hadith, blasphemy, declaring oneself a prophet or non-Muslim, and murder. The new law will only apply to Muslims, who make up about two thirds of a total population of just over 400,000.
Speaking at a conference in Geneva, Coville urged the Brunei government to conduct a comprehensive review of their planned law saying, “under international law, stoning people to death constitutes torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is thus clearly prohibited.”