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Man sentenced to death for farting in mosque during Ramadan

A 33-year-old man who had been expelled 17 times from 6 different mosques for excessive farting during the period of the Ramadan has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani judge.

According to the Islamabad Herald, the judge declared that the convicted man, Muhammad Al-Wahabi, had indisposed Muslims during the important Ramadan period and even caused 53 people at one time to leave the mosque during a prayer, a “blasphemous act” which should be punished “according to Allah’s will.”

The judge gave the convicted man the choice of being beheaded or stoned to death but the government prosecutor protested, saying: “The law is clear, he should be stoned to death, beheading is a very light sentence and saves him from any suffering”.

Deputy District Public Prosecutor (DDPP) Syed Anees Shah told reporters the accused got a “very light sentence” for the crime of blasphemy.

Al-Wahabi suffers from chronic flatulence, “a rare medical condition” he argued in his self-defense, as no lawyer would take his case.

“No lawyer is crazy enough to bet his career on this issue. If his client is condemned, as in this case, the lawyer would face prosecution and possibly the same faith as his client” WorldNewsDailyReport quotes a Middle Eastern legal expert, Andrew Jones, as saying.

Al-Wahabi did not contest the judgment and even said the judgment was fair and that he hoped Allah would be gracious enough to pardon his blasphemous actions.

Al-Wahabi also admitted that he put a tampon in his rectum several times in a desperate attempt to mask the noise and odor.

“A disgraceful and insidious act” the judge declared, visibly disgusted.

“Muslims are not allowed to insert any objects inside their anus, not even a finger, it is forbidden by the Koran,” said the judge.

“As a judge, I must set an example for other Muslims. This is clearly unacceptable under Shariah law,” he concluded.

Al-Wahabi admitted to the judge he had failed his God, his religion, and his people and was terribly sorry for what he had done, and asked for his two wives and seven children’s mercy in court and thanked the judge for his verdict.

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