Arm crushed for theft

I received this photo of an 8 year old boy being punished for stealing. Following photos showed his arm being crushed by the wheel of the car. I just hope that this is fiction. Definitely it was not a miracle show on how powerful is the arm of the boy which looks even younger than 6.


Matilah_Singapura said...

Sharia justice, no doubt.

Religion certainly does encourage brutal behaviour and disproportionate responses to "transgressions".

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I am dismay by the lack of comments on this picture. We are in the 21st century and middle age barbaric morality has no place in modern society. For the educated and enlightened people of today, it is their duty to bring light to the ignorants who are still living in the past.

There is a need to bring this beast in a man to understand what is right and what is wrong, and that a child at that age hardly understands what he has done.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on;

let others ruled their countries and their systems.

Ours' appears good, however, we know, it definitely can be betterer and even the Betterest of the First World, if not for the complacencies and oversights. No! Me would rather says that it's 'You die your business' attitudes of the elites. Nature has been blamed, lifeless organizations have been blamed, who else they are able to offer next is anybody's guess.


Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Patriot, our better, betterer and betterest is another story. But a child, no matter what colour or religion, is still a child. We cannot stand aside and look at beasts brutalising them. This is an universal sense of outrage.

Adults must not allowed to abuse and brutalise innocent children under any guise or misguidance. Just like old hags must not be allowed to abuse or terrorise their children or children in laws, under any guise or misguided social values.

Matilah_Singapura said...


I would hate to think you as such a cold-hearted person, which I'm sure you're not.

>> Me would rather says that it's 'You die your business' attitudes of the elites <<

Maybe this kid stole, maybe he didn't -- it sure as hell doesn't look like he received a "fair trial". However, if the story told by picture is true and not a set-up (by sympathy seeking guilt-ridden rich western liberals, for example) then this is truly horrific.

Even if the kid stole, he probably did it because he's poor. So what you might say? My point is that you might be able to say "your life your choice" to a fully functioning adult living in a free society (or reasonably free society), however that sentiment might not be appropriate to people who are definitely less fortunate -- and have NO CHOICE IN THE MATTER -- like a 6 or 8 year old kid.

redbean makes a point that:

>> middle age barbaric morality has no place in modern society. <<

The point he is missing is that this picture is probably not taken in a part of a (larger) society where ther majority of inhabitants are neither enlightened nor educated (in the normative sense).

So for him to expect any other behaviour is a tad fantastic.

Like I mentioned in my previous post: this looks like an Islamic society to me where Sharia law is the order of the day, and these folks just simply follow the mysitical, "babaric" beliefs, customs and laws through FAITH instead of REASON.

This isn't to say that people who follow reason are not capable of doing barbaric things. The fact is that they can be "called out" on it by the educated and enlightened -- like a free press of boggers, or in countries where you can publish and protest : you can write books, pamphlets or rally outside parliament.

In free (or reasonablefree) societies (i.e. individuals associating with each other voluntarily), we have the ability, as free individuals to criticise, condemn, ridicule; and also acoolade and praise or simply ignor and be indifferent to what goes on.

The majority of humankind however, is not so fortunate. And MANY of them have no choice in the matter.

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Anonymous said...

Matilah Singapura;

let me clarifies. What me was telling Mr Bean and readers was that every nation has their cultures and systems of governances. As ours' is also far from ideal, let's take care of our problems first. And be mindful that there are still Man Hunters in Africa and maybe Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Honour Killings in India, a civilization of more than 5000 year old and other countries where there are Indian Settlers, including SIN. What about the Heads of Nations that stashed billions of USDollars in secret accounts in unknown foreign countries while their citizens starved and begged??

Of course, me is hot-hearted and me believes all at this Site are warm hearted and kind. However, this does not mean we interfere and help everywhere there is problem. Charity begins at home; me would rather says, keep ones' house in order before trying to put others in good stead.

Me am very touched by your comment, it shows your righteousness. Do come back to SIN, oops, i mean come back to Sg, You are needed here.

Yours Sincerely: