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Discussion 2 to Meditation 788
On Shariah Law

by: JT

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I was clearing out my pile of old newspapers which I'd saved because they had news items that I considered writing about, and noticed two articles a little over a week apart.

On January 31, 2008 - Afghan Senate endorses death sentence for journalism student accused of blasphemy.[1]

On February 8, 2008 - Archbishop calls for shariah law in Britain. [2]

Now of course the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Anglican community was fully aware of the barbarism implicit in shariah law. He was quoted as saying "Nobody in their right mind would want to see in this country the kind of inhumanity that has sometimes been associated with the practice of the law in some Islamic states." And yet, as gesture of moral relativism, he suggested that elements of shariah law, particularly relating to marital issues be implemented in Britain for the benefit of the Islamic community. Some benefit! For the men anyway. These are the very areas where women are treated as second class citizens.

Footnotes:

  1. National Post, page A14, Thursday, January 31 2008
  2. National Post, page A3, Friday, February 8, 2008