Obama fires Marines, but sends Brunei money...
Long heralded as a prime example of "moderate Islam," the Sultanate of Brunei is in the process of implementing Islamic Sharia Law into the small nation's criminal code, as reported by The International Business Times (of London, England) on Oct. 22, 2013.
With the official name of the country Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, the absolute ruler of the oil-soaked postage stamp of a country, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced that the strictest interpretation of Islam's theologically-based Sharia will be the veritable law of the land.
One Step Forward, Fifteen Centuries Back...
One of the richest men on the planet reportedly personally worth $20 billion, Bolkiah announced to the nation:
By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is being fulfilled.
As cited by the IBT, those convicted of adultery will (by design) be slowly stoned to death; thieves will have the offending appendage lopped off; and public whipping awaits those found to be consuming alcohol
According to the CIA Fact Book, the population consists of 67 percent Muslim, 13 percent Buddhist, 10 percent Christian (mostly Catholic) and the remaining local indigenous beliefs.
With Sharia already the rule in Brunei's Family Court system, many consider it only a matter of time before the Sultan incorporates it into the nation's civil system, which currently is in accordance with British jurisprudence.
When MPG Isn't A Consideration...
A modern legend when it comes to overt opulence, Bolkiah maintains a personal collection of at least 2,500 cars, to including hundreds of Rolls Royce luxury automobiles and Ferrari sports cars.
He also reportedly lives in a palace which boasts of 1,800 rooms and 290 bathrooms.
Rotten To The Corps...
- The US Marine Corps would be slashed by 20,000 Marines, almost 20 percent if its total troops strength at the time.
- $6,000,000,000 worth of American taxpayer funds were on their way to Indonesia and Brunei to promote "green energy."