If you are a Muslim doctor working in Kelantan which could possibly have syariah laws including hudud as its sole legislative system, will you be prepared to carry out the Kelantan syariah courts' instructions to amputate arms, legs and even heads?
In Malaysiakini's Doctors balk at 'surgeon-assisted' hudud plan we are apprised of such a process in a report that the Kelantan government will order surgeons to conduct amputations of limbs if it succeeds in implementing hudud.
Tells you something, doesn't it, about PAS and its obsession for hudud with its chopping off of hands, feet and heads, and stoning people to death or flogging them kau kau.
And please don't talk cock about appeals in a syariah court because we have witnessed in the horrendous example of the Qatif girl (a shiite) appealing against her sentence of 90 lashings and 2 months' sentence for being a rape victim (yes, rape victim, not rapist) that the Saudi syariah court had not only dismissed such 'inconvenient appeals' but would also threaten the victim with increased punishments, like upping the lashings for her.
Such was, has been, is and will be the unquestionable nature of a theocratic court (Christian, Muslim, etc) which answers to no one, no appeal process, and is not subjected to the assured check and balance systems of a secular civil court.
The Qatif girl did eventually get away with the cruel, unjust and biased sentence ONLY because the USA stepped in. The Saudi monarch has to toe the line insofar as the USA is concerned because its survival (of the al Sabah dynasty) is solely dependent on the aegis of the USA and its military.
But if the Kelantan State government under PAS does eventually succeed in implementing hudud, then orthopedic surgeons will be most sought after ..... and f**k those brain surgeons or cardiac surgeons, etc - what bloody use would those latter two types of specialist be to hudud.
But rest assure those who belong to PAS, especially its ulama leaders, will be fairly safe ... for that has been the nature of power, politics and the priestly caste.
Mukhtaran Bibi (Mai) of Pakistan, a land ruled by syariah and hudud, was raped by 6 men. Though they were found guilty by a trial court (in the limelight of international scrutiny), subsequently the Lahore High Court supported by the Pakistani Supreme Court dismissed the guilty sentences against 5 of them with 1 having his death sentence downgraded to only life imprisonment (which would be as good as saying he could well be released after 10 years or so).
Bibi was continuously harassed by the authorities.
So much for Pakistani syariah rule and its code of hudud insofar as a low caste Pakistani woman was concerned.
The lesson from the cases of Bibi and the Qatif girl is that syariah law cum hudud had not guarantee justice or even fair play but au contraire, injustice, unjust prosecution and misuse of the laws by the authorities to threaten and bully victims and minorities, because absolute power means absolute corruption or absolute misuse.
So, dear doctors in Kelantan, what will you do when the day arrives for you where you receive such an amputation-by-hudud instruction or order?
And I wonder whether you will be punished if you refuse to conduct such an amputation ordered by the syariah court?