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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sharia Update

Let's take a spin around the Islamic world for a tour of its legal system.

From LGF:

In a new survey by a Turkish university, almost 40% said a woman who commits adultery deserves to be murdered. More than 20% apparently thought the death penalty was too harsh, but cutting off noses or ears would be appropriate.
From The Scotsman:
Islamic militiamen stormed a video studio in Mogadishu where Bollywood films were being dubbed into Somali, destroying equipment and arresting employees. The gunmen, loyal to the Union of the Islamic Courts, smashed television monitors and escorted six members of staff from the studios in the Somali capital. The courts consider watching films, listening to music and dancing un-Islamic.
From Dhimmi Watch:
Sharia Alert from Sudan, from the Sudan Tribune with thanks to Twostellas:
Oct 17, 2005 (KHARTOUM)— The Sudanese government has affirmed that it has reservations on some articles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), particularly those which contradict Islam. The minister of justice, Mohamed Ali al-Maradi, said in a press statement following his meeting with the special rapporteur on human rights in Sudan, Ms Sima Samar, that Sudan would not accept any article that contradicts the Islamic religion. He added that women rights are guaranteed in all legislation and the constitution which enable women to assume public work and posts on equal footing with men.
Other than the extrajudicial mob executions, brutal punishments, crushing of dissent, lack of political rights for men and all rights for women, persecution of ethnic and religious minorities, and state-enforced mandatory religious observance, Sharia sounds pretty sweet.

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