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Shariah law in Indonesia

A Sharia law official whips a man convicted of gambling with a rattan cane during a public caning in Jantho, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. A version of Islamic law was introduced in the province in 2009 as part of negotiations to end the 29-year war between separatist rebels and the military. The law bans gambling, drinking alcohol and makes it compulsory for women to wear headscarves.
A Sharia law official whips a man convicted of gambling with a rattan cane during a public caning in Jantho, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. A version of Islamic law was introduced in the province in 2009 as part of negotiations to end the 29-year war between separatist rebels and the military. The law bans gambling, drinking alcohol and makes it compulsory for women to wear headscarves.Heri Juanda/AP

This image is really disturbing, particularly to my Western sensibility. It makes me wonder if we are going to see stoning next. According to Human Rights Watch, that's a possibility:

The new law calls for married adulterers to be stoned to death and punishes consensual sexual conduct with flogging - 100 lashes each for homosexual conduct and for adulterous conduct between unmarried partners. The law (Law No. 11/2006 of the Government of Aceh) passed on September 14, 2009, and although Aceh's governor, Irwandi Yusuf, has said he will not sign the law, it will take effect in mid-October unless national authorities intervene.