The Christchurch ‘ sex ‘ romp, what if it had happened in an Islamic Country?


The Media have been making quite a meal of this encounter between two consenting adults. In a democracy like New Zealand these two have been subjected to humiliation and moral condemnation. It may even affect their employment as the encounter occurred in an office. Len Brown still has his job however so maybe they will be alright. Their main mistake was leaving the lights on. Moral condemnation aside ( the man is married ) they are fortunate to have not been caught doing this in a country under the law of the religion of peace.

In Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia has a criminal justice system based on a hardline and literal form of Sharia law reflecting a particular state-sanctioned interpretation of Islam.

The death penalty can be imposed for a wide range of offences[5] including murder, rape, false prophecy, blasphemy, armed robbery, repeated drug use, apostasy,[6]adultery,[7] witchcraft and sorcery[8] and can be carried out by beheading with a sword,[9] or more rarely by firing squad, and sometimes by stoning.

*** Christian HEALTH WARNING if you are ever planning on visiting Saudia Arabia you need to know about this!

Proselytizing by non-Muslims, including the distribution of non-Muslim religious materials such as Bibles, is illegal. Saudi Arabia has just recently passed a law recommending the death penalty for anyone caught carrying or smuggling a bible into the country.[21][22]

Saudi law allows the death penalty for many crimes. The two that would apply to the Christchurch couple are:


Syria and Iraq under Islamic State:

The Islamic State (IS) and Saudi Arabia prescribe near-identical punishments for a host of crimes, according to documents circulated by the militant group.

IS published a list of crimes and their punishments on 16 December 2014 to serve ?as an explanation and as a warning? to those living in territory under their control in large parts of Iraq and Syria.

In United Arab Emigrates:

The UAE’s judicial system is derived from the civil law system and Sharia law. The court system consists of civil courts and Sharia courts. According to Human Rights Watch, UAE’s civil and criminal courts apply elements of Sharia law, codified into its criminal code and family law, in a way which discriminates against women.[4]Flogging and stoning are legal punishments in the UAE.

Flogging is a legal punishment for criminal offences such as adultery,premarital sex and prostitution.[5] In most emirates, floggings are frequent with sentences ranging from 80 to 200 lashes.[6][7]

Under UAE law, premarital sex is punishable by 100 lashes.[17]

Stoning is a legal form of judicial punishment in the UAE. In 2006, an expatriate was sentenced to death by stoning for committing adultery.[18] Between 2009 and 2013, several people were sentenced to death by stoning.[11][19][20] In May 2014, an Asian housemaid was sentenced to death by stoning in Abu Dhabi.[21][22][23]

In the UAE, a marriage union between a Muslim woman and non-Muslim man is punishable by law, since it is considered a form of “fornication“.[29]

**** GAY HEALTH WARNING if you are planning on visiting the United Arab Emigrates you need to know about this!

Homosexuality is illegal: the death penalty is one of the punishments for homosexuality. Article 80 of the Abu Dhabi Penal Code makes sodomy punishable with imprisonment of up to 14 years, while article 177 of the Penal Code of Dubai imposes imprisonment of up to 10 years on consensual sodomy.[30]

Oh and P.S I forgot to mention that you shouldn’t visit Saudia Arabia either because you get the death sentence there for…

  • Sodomy, homosexuality, or lesbianism (If a man or woman is sodomized by their own consent, then they will also be sentenced to death along with the sodomizer)


Kissing in public is strictly illegal and can result in deportation, kissing in public is a crime punishable by deportation.[31] Expats in Dubai have been deported for kissing in public.[32] More recently in 2010, several expats were deported from Dubai for kissing in public.[33][34]


In Iran:


Adultery (zina-e-mohsen) is punishable by 100 lashes for unmarried people and by death on the fourth offense. It is punishable by death by stoning (under moratorium since 2002, officially replaced in 2012 by an unspecified punishment) for married people and in all cases of incest. If an unmarried non-Muslim male has sexual relations with a Muslim female, the non-Muslim male will be put to death. Four witnesses (rather than two witnesses) are required to prove adultery, the person must confess four times, or they must be convicted by judge’s knowledge (through definite circumstantial evidence). If the person confesses twice and is “repentant” or the victim’s family forgives the adulterer, the judge can give a tazir sentence of 99 lashes instead, or imprisonment.


Oh, and Iran should not be on your travel itinerary if you are gay either, as in Iran homosexuality is a crime punishable by imprisonment, corporal punishment or execution.

August 2014

Two gay men were hanged in Iran this week, according to reports.

Abdulla Ghavami Chahzanjiru and Salman Ghanbari Chahzanjiri were killed on 6 August, according to at least one report, for ?consensual sodomy?.

Other reports are not specific about the ?crime? committed by these two men, but describe them as ?immoral villains?.