How about a little vigilante “justice” to go with your God-belief? You’d think this might happen in Riyadh or Islamabad. Instead, the following attempt at Sharia enforcement took place in Philadelphia.
Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday.
The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday.
Police reports say that the wrath-filled Allah-botherers were the mosque’s imam and amir, and that they
… dragged the victim to the rear of the mosque, and attempted to chop off his hand with a machete.
One of the would-be choppers, Merv Mitchell, a.k.a. Mabul Shoatz (pictured above), has been arrested, and police say they confiscated a two-foot-long machete. The unidentified imam is still on the loose.
The pair will face charges of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and related offenses. The victim, who denies he attempted to steal anything, will have to undergo reconstructive surgery.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)