The PJ Tatler

Mainstream Muslim Cleric: Burning Bad, Crucifixion Good

The Washington Post stumbles all over itself trying to separate the barbarity of the burning of the Jordanian pilot with Islamic theology.  In a story entitled, “Muslim outrage grows against Islamic State but questions linger over next steps in fight,” the Post tracks down al-Azhar grand sheik, Ahmed al-Tayeb.  Al-Tayeb gave the Post more than they may have bargained for.  While burning up a pilot in cage is contrary to Islam, says al-Azhar, other punishments are more in keeping with Koranic law:

In Cairo, the head of Sunni Islam’s most respected center of learning, al-Azhar, said the Islamic State militants merit punishments under Islamic law such as “killing, crucifixion or chopping of the limbs.”

Thankfully the Post straightened up that one.  For a minute there, I was worried that barbaric behavior might have been consistent with Koranic tradition. (See my latest, The Isis Death Cult at PJ Media.)