Sharia … is not an alternative form of morality – Support One Law for All

Muslims believe sharia is God’s law, and appear to be rather eager to see it established. However, what is rather interesting is that there is no consensus on what it actually is. There is a considerable degree of variation, so if you probe, you quickly discover that modernists, traditionalists and fundamentalists all hold different views … Read more Sharia … is not an alternative form of morality – Support One Law for All

Islamic Sharia Law Court Opens in Belgium – A really bad move

There is a report, here in the Hudson New York site, about an Islamic Sharia law court that has just been established in Antwerp, the second-largest city in Belgium. They report … The Sharia court is the initiative of a radical Muslim group called Sharia4Belgium. Leaders of the group say the purpose of the court … Read more Islamic Sharia Law Court Opens in Belgium – A really bad move

Sharia law: an eye for an eye

What exactly is Sharia? Ask a believer and you will be told that it is “God’s” law. Now, what makes this interesting is that if you attempt to drill down into the details, you make the fascinating discovery that there is no actual agreement on it. Modernists, traditionalists and fundamentalists all hold different views, as do adherents to different schools of Islamic thought and scholarship. Even when its the same school, if you look across different countries and cultures you find varying interpretations.

Apparently God can’t quite make up his mind.

A long term goal for many Muslims is to enforce Sharia, but without being able to nail it, you end up with a specific interpretation being the goal for those who pursue this.

Anyway, why am I babbling on about all this? Well, because of the latest news out from Iran. Here are the details …

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