Muslim Model Faces Beating For Drinking Beer

Muslim model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, has been sentenced to six lashes with a cane for drinking beer in Malaysia. Amnesty International tried to get authorities to revoke the sentence but Shukarno doesn’t want help. She said, “I want to respect the law.” She wants to turn other Muslims away from alcohol and even asked that authorities beat her in public! In Malaysia, Muslims are governed by Shariah law which says that they can’t drink booze. Those who break the law can face beatings, jail time or fines. Although authorities claim they’re going to beat the model with a lighter cane than those used for men, this practice is totally inhumane, embarrassing and can leave permanent scars. [Daily Mail]

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