Cruel and Usual Punishment

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Cruel and usual punishment
Author Nonie Darwish
Language English
Subject Women in Muslim societies
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Publication date
Media type Book
Pages 272
ISBN 978-0-7432-8833-0
OCLC 213845207
LC Class KBP173.25 .D37 2008

Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law is a book authored by the human rights activist Nonie Darwish.[1]

In the book about Sharia Law, Darwish writes about divorce under Sharia, which can be granted and refused only by a man.[2] The book also covers different punishments like beheading, stoning, amputation of limbs or flogging, which can be meted out according to Islamic law for crimes such as apostasy (leaving Islam), adultery, theft or alcohol consumption.[2]