(For those people who still think that sharia law is something we decide on as an act of Parliament and then agree to, and therefore it will never happen, pay close attention to this story. Sharia law happens because religious muslims make it happen, because its more important to them than any possible consequences to them by our own legal system. Which usually amounts to nothing, or a few months in a federally funded mosque and dawa center we affectionately remember as ‘prisons’)
Many thanks to par0 for the translation:
He had condemned a Pakistani couple to death because they wore bathing costumes to go to the seaside. Today the imam goes on trial.
In 2011 in the area of Gardone Val Trompia (Brescia) two Pakistanis were killed because they had violated Islamic law: they had worn swimsuits on the beach. Condemning them was the imam of Zingonia (Bergamo) Muhammad Zulkifal, a member of a cell of Al Qaeda with its operational base in Olbia. Zulkifal has always claimed “the role of moral guardian of the community and the right to inflict exemplary punishment to enforce divine law.”
The double murder was accidentally discovered by investigators, thanks to an interception in 2012. Two foreigners, never identified, had asked a Lodi photographer to extract images from a mobile phone. Once at work, the man had found the photos sought by the two, depicting a young Pakistani woman with her face swollen, her arms amputated at the elbows and legs to the knees. The limbs were placed close to the body, “according to the technique used by the Taliban” the investigators had highlighted.