By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 20 October 2014:
The “Sharia Court” of Derna, an institution of Derna’s Shoura Council of Islamic Youth, has . . .[restrict]laid down the law for a group of young men guilty of alcohol abuse, sentencing them to a public flogging, which was carried out on Saturday in the courtyard of the town’s old mosque.
According to common interpretations of the Hadith, the appropriate punishment for alcohol consumption is 40 or 80 lashes—left to the discretion of the Muslim leader – “with two palm branches stripped of their leaves”.
Derna’s Shoura Council of Islamic Youth was said to have declared its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), and to the “caliphate” of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi at the beginning of October. [/restrict]