Today, enforcement of Shariah begins in the Pacific-Oceana nation of Brunei…

The sultan of oil-rich Brunei has announced the introduction of tough Islamic criminal punishments, pushing ahead with plans that have sparked international condemnation and rare domestic criticism of the fabulously wealthy ruler.

“With faith and gratitude to Allah the almighty, I declare that tomorrow, Thursday 1 May 2014, will see the enforcement of sharia law phase one, to be followed by the other phases,” the absolute monarch said in a royal decree on Wednesday.

Not surprisingly–and not coincidentally–and with a lot less fanfare because the non-Muslim world has become so desensitized to it, Brunei’s central bank announced today a $200 million issue of Shariah-compliant bonds, also known as sukuk…



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