Buttercup, Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country on earth. It is not officially a Muslim state, but unofficially, Shariah is very much a part of the implementation of law. Especially in the backward Aceh province, where the caning occurred.
Meanwhile, over in "civilized" Java, the former governor of Jakarta - the country's capital and the 2nd largest metropolitan area on earth - was sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy. An ethnic Chinese Christian, he was running for re-election but his opponent claimed the Koran forbids Muslims from voting for non-Muslims. He said his opponent was interpreting the verse incorrectly - and for that he was convicted of blasphemy.
Aren't Muslims great? We need more in America!