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Something wrong with sharia law

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Aug 24, 2009 at 18:29

I agree our criminal justice system is imperfect (and yours in the UK is abysmal). But a barbaric system out of the 7th century is the answer?

Rape is actually quite common in Arab and Muslim countries, but, because the victim is punished instead of the perpetrator, it's little wonder the number of reported rape cases is very low. Would you tell the police about a crime committed against you if that meant your own imprisonment, or beheading, or stoning, while the criminal went free? That wonderful sharia law says your testimony is only worth one half that of a man. And, sharia law stipulates there must be 4 male witnesses to prove a rape. Good luck with that. But it takes only one witness (the rapist) to prove (by sharia standards) the rape victim is an adulteress, or immoral. See you in prison.

What we must understand is that no where on this earth is there pure sharia law and there hasn't been for many many years.

Thank heaven for that.

Where sharia law is implemented in the correct manner it actually acts as a scare device whereas people are too scared to commit crime.

I commit no crimes whatever and I'm already scared of sharia.

We in the west talk about democracy but we will not even let the muslim implement sharia law in there own countries.

Really? How do we stop the passage of any laws in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, or Mauritania?

We will never win the war in iraq or afghanistan because we are seen as intruders out to steal the valuable oil and gas reserves...

Right, "we are seen as"…out to steal the valuable oil and gas reserves. But Afghanistan has no oil, and only the Iraqi government is making any money from Iraqi oil. So, what "we are seen as" is not exactly what we are, is it? So why perpetuate, or act upon, a lie?

When sharia comes to the UK, you'll be the first to scream about your lack of rights (my husband can divorce me at the drop of a hat, my husband can marry 3 more wives, my husband can beat me, I can't leave the house without a family male escort, I'm not allowed to drive, I can only dress the way I'm told to, I'm a prisoner in my own home etc., etc.) And you'll be proven right; your lack of rights will be quite apparent when your complaints get you executed for insulting Islam, in keeping with sharia law.

P.S. I suggest you brush up a bit on English, Helen. One would almost think your name's not Helen and you emigrated to the UK from one of those many Muslim countries you've traveled to.

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