PAKISTAN: A High Court Judge has sentenced a man to death after he was expelled multiple times from 4 different mosques for excessive farting during the period of the Ramadan.
Ramadan is the most important religious festival for Muslims and the judge declared that the man caused people to leave the mosque during a prayer, a “blasphemous act” which should be punished.
The judge was lenient, as he gave the convicted man the choice of being beheaded or stoned to death.
“The law is clear, he should be stoned to death, beheading is a very light sentence and saves him from any suffering,” protested the government prosecutor.
Muhammad Wahabi, 28, suffers from chronic flatulence, “a rare medical condition” he argued in his self-defense, as no lawyer would take his case.
“No lawyer is going bet his career on this issue. If his client his condemned, as in this case, the lawyer would face prosecution and possibly the same faith as his client” admits legal expert Muhammad Anwar, a Middle Eastern law expert.
Wahabi did not contest the judgment and even said that he hoped Allah would be gracious enough to pardon his blasphemous actions. Wahabi also admitted that he put a tampon in his rectum in a desperate attempt to mask the smell and noise.
“Its a disgraceful and insidious act” the judge declared, visibly disgusted. “Muslims are not allowed to insert any objects inside their anus, not even a finger, it is forbidden act” said the judge.
Wahabi admitted to the judge he had failed his religion, and his people and was terribly sorry for what he had done.