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What do Muslims think of their own code?

Reader comment on item: [Paul H. Robinson:] U Penn Prof for Shari'a

Submitted by Edward Brynes (United States), Aug 2, 2004 at 07:31

The course description informs us that "the Maldives is by consitutional mandate an Islamic nation and as a matter of law all citizens are Muslim." But Robinson tells us "A young and idealistic Attorney General, with much credibility with the people, was recently appointed after police beating of prisoners promoted riots." It would appear that many Muslims, at least in the Maldives, have a distinctly ambivalent attitude about the Shari'a and want to see it somehow moderated and systematized.
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