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Islamic law -- an oxymoron

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Submitted by Greg (United States), Apr 1, 2006 at 19:50

By definition, a "law" implies an orderly and objective way of deciding what is acceptable in society. However, there is nothing orderly nor objective about Islamic clerics demanding the death of a person found innocent by a court of their law.

Basically, any Muslim cleric can decide what fate and punishment a person deserves, and there will be no shortage of people loyal to the cleric -- and NOT to the religion that the cleric supposedly represents -- willing to carry out his wishes.

That is lynch mob justice. A civilization without a conscience.

There isn't even the question of "damned if you do, and damned if you don't."...

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