Hands of the Muslims
Cutting off hands for theft has nothing to do with Islamic Law with the exception that any punishment mentioned in the Quran is followed by For know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Anything ancient resembling such laws/injunctions are mentioned in Jewish Scriptures, though Jews--rarely if ever, have not practiced those laws since centuries, now being adopted by Iran in this time and age of so-called civilized world.
And We prescribed for them therein: The life for the life, and the eye for the eye, and the nose for the nose, and the ear for the ear, and the tooth for the tooth, and for wounds retaliation. But whoso forgoeth it in the way of charity, it shall be expiation for him. Whoso judgeth not by which Allah hath revealed, such are wrongdoers. Quran 5:45
Hatred, violence and hypocrisy are becoming the laws of the Muslims, who are not willing to understand the message of the holy Quran, save alone reading the other four holy books of Islam, Torah, Bible, Psalms, Suhuf--scrolls of Abraham. They are the ones blackening the name of Islam and soiling the character of the Prophet by going against what he taught by the example of his life of loving kindness, compassion and forgiveness.
Law of any religion is love and love is God. When one ceases to love God's creatures, that person rejects the love of God and of the Prophet, guided by one's own will of false piety and a sense of self-righteousness. A great tragedy when Islam is usurped by the will of man guided by man-made laws, and his will kindling the bonfire of cruelty, oppression and corruption. Tragic indeed when young Muslims are exposed to the evil of violence and espousing it as the virtue of Islamic Law and Islamic Justice. Thus banished forever from the Grace and Guidance of God, joining the ones who malign the very name of Islam by nurturing violence.
In the name of the loving, merciful, forgiving God, and for the sake of the loving, forgiving, compassionate Prophet, upon whom you pronounce peace be upon him, Please Pious Muslims, desist from violence and teach your children the virtues of love, peace and harmony, not the vices of violence and virulence. If you can only heed the first verse of the first sura in the Quran, PLEASE--A Plea and a Prayer:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds
The Beneficent, the Merciful
Owner of the Day of Judgment
Thee alone we worship, Thee alone we ask for help
Show us the straight path
The path of those whom thou hast favored
Not the path of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. Quran 1:1-7
May everyone in the whole wide world feel the breeze of God's grace and guidance through the gates of Love.