A Philadelphia mosque leader has been accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief.
It is the first known application of strict Sharia law occurring in the U.S. The law states: “As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime.”
Merv Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, was arrested by Police and charged with trying to cut the victim’s hand off with a machete.
The unidentified 35-year-old male victim has not yet surfaced, but reports say his wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday. Continue reading