As for new Sharia Laws of Brunei not being In accordance with the injunctions of the Quran, one should understand that Muslims let go of Quran a long time ago. Quran is by and large for most Muslims only an object of reverence, as it is uncreated like God and thus another God. What Brunei is doing in simply in active compliance of norms set by current Islamic theology for how an Islamic state should treat its Muslim citizens. Denying Muslims freedom of choice is an old Islamic practice. Hazrat Umar (ra) had once admonished Hazrat Osman publicly in a mosque for having come for Friday prayers without having taken a bath and having only done wuzu, though the latter had explained that he had just come back from travelling and the prayers had started. Hazrat Umar used to climb walls in the night and barge into people's houses if he heard sounds of singing and revelry coming from that house. Muslims are not supposed to have any freedom of belief and action in an Islamic State. Islamic states are known to have imprisoned and tortured some of our greatest aimma and many learned scholars for expressing thoughts contrary to the current state-sponsored belief. It was the same in Taliban ruled Afghanistan. We will see Taliban state 2.0 soon. Saudi Arabia, of course, is the original model of 20th century Islamic State. But in all fairness non-Muslins do have some freedom in an Islamic State. For instance, in Pakistan they can get a doctor's certificate showing they are alcoholic and need alcohol for survival. Having brought liquor bottles home, they can easily sell these bottles at several times the original price. But the Pakistani Muslims who buy these bottles complain that along with the hiked price to be paid, they also have to listen to moral lectures from these “kafirs” about taking hard drinks being a bad and un-Islamic practice.