The Muslim Students Association hosted a panel on “Islamophobia” on Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.
During the meeting, FAU’s Department of Computer and Electric Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor Bassem al Halabi showed support for sharia law, especially the cutting off of hands for those who steal.
“Where there is no Sharia, Islamic Sharia, they die in dozens and hundreds every day because of organized crime. People kill people, other people or steal pizza for $10 and so – so when Islamic Shariah is saying about capital punishment – so even though it sounds like it is severe but if that is the solution to prevent any crimes, then it still has a lot of rules and regulations. I will just mention one and stop here, which is let’s say cutting off the hands of a person if they steal. It sounds very severe. It sounds very barbaric, I know. But if takes one or two people to have their hands cut off, and then there’s no more stealing and there’s no more stealing in the whole nation – that’s a much better resolution than having hundreds of people die every day.”
This statement of support for one of sharia’s most brutal punishments, was made by a professor at a Western university, teaching Western students, during a meeting attacking Islamophobia. The Muslim Students Association is a prominent organization that has spread its influence to campuses nationwide.