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The Fetish of Sharia Law

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Submitted by Davod (United States), Dec 6, 2008 at 22:26

One of the biggest mistakes in Iraq and Afhanistan was accepting Sharia as the basis of the law of the land. Even with nice sounding western type laws included Sharia still trumps all else.

I recall listening to a State Department lawyer talking about how they went about setting up the legal systems. He was proud of what they had done and saw no problem with Sharia as the basis of the law

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