http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8425820.stm Two men are sentenced to life in jail and to have their ears and noses cut off after they cut the ears and nose off a woman. This is consistent with the Islamic teaching of 'an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth' which is also in the part of the Bible Christians choose to ignore. I've never quite got the whole thing where you can support BOTH sides of any argument with the Bible. often New Testament versus Old. ehh ---Update--- In the spirit of the season I suggest Christians and Muslims unite in their shared love of Jesus http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/dec/23/religion-islam (précis: a Muslim proclaims ' "we believe in Jesus" ') everyone else, enjoy the traditions and rituals which make Christmas for you. Hope it's merry!