Friday, February 8, 2008

Misjudgment that made martyrs of others

"It is all very well for the archbishop to explain that he does not want the term 'sharia' to refer to criminal punishments, but for most people that's what the word means: something atavistic, misogynistic, cruel and foreign. It is the Death of a Princess, the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the hangings in Iran and the stonings in Afghanistan. It is the law which locks up middle-aged primary teachers for allowing their classes to name a teddy bear Muhammad. To the British media a demand for sharia is a demand to 'behead those who insult Islam'."
Click here to read the full article from the Guardian.
From the BBC: Q and A: Sharia law explained

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