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Man Cut Off His Own Hands To Stop Stealing

According to the Bible, if your eyes will lead you to sin, pluck it out! And that is exactly what Egyptian, Ali Afifi did only he didn’t pluck out his eyes, but cut off his hands from his wrists.
Ali took the severe decision following his inability to stop stealing and the feeling of guilt that comes over him after every act of theft.

In a situation he described as a ‘battle pitched’ against the devil, Afifi, 27, went to the main train station in the western Egyptian town of Tanta four years ago and waited for the train to approach where he was before dipping his hands under its wheels as hundreds of other train passengers watched in horror. Following the shock of what happened, Afifi’s father sent him to an assylum.
Following his release, Afifi sought the help of a local Islamic scholar to assist in chopping off the other wrist, but the man refused citing because he was not a ruler nor in a position to make that decision. Rather, the Islamic scholar advised him to repent and seek God’s help. Left with no other choice, Afifi decided to carry out the act by himself. According to him (Afifi), “when I was finally released from the assylum a few months ago, I cut the other hand off to make sure I’ll never steal again.”

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16 Responses to Man Cut Off His Own Hands To Stop Stealing

  1. Abakuchaume

    October 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Good boy

  2. ayoba

    October 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Yangu yangu

  3. Janet c

    October 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

    That was his own independent decision, so we will accept his judgement. The world is better off without thieves who steal what hard working people have earned

  4. Zebige

    October 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Way to go.Next time try to cut off your balls.

  5. Chibesa

    October 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    If all only Bembas can have their hands cut off Zambia can be a wonderful country to live in.

  6. Genaro the Analyst

    October 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    wow you gat alot of things to cut. Hope your married or THAT is next. Analyse

  7. sharp

    October 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Foolish!! Next have sex with a hooker then feel guilty……wonder if you’ll cut off that as well!

  8. Kleptocracy

    October 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Lack of self control shouldn’t go this far.

    What will happen when he discovers prosthetics?

  9. NDIYO ZO PULAMA

    October 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    walipena boi..hw do you chop off your own hands.

  10. NDIYO ZO PULAMA

    October 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    epologoram

  11. Hakainde

    October 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I hear he is now using his dick for stealing! One can only wonder as to what will happen when he feels remorse and wants to quit again!

  12. honset

    October 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    better

  13. matthews musonda

    October 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Too bad!

  14. matthews musonda

    October 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Too bad!wil ever serve as a reminder on yo part.

  15. prince

    October 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    wil introduce it evn in Zambia and if u fail to do it yoself wl help u hav wat u usd to comit an offence removed.

  16. Lyakwikoli

    October 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Bane mwebakuchaume mwansekesha. Umunenu asusuka amboko imwe ati “Good boy”.kikikikikikiki yaba