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To leigh: Federal Sharia Court suspended the judgment of the Lahore High Court which exonerated five of the six men

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in response to reader comment: sharp end of sharia

Submitted by Syed Rafey Husain (Pakistan), Jul 16, 2007 at 07:50

Syed – that sharia law is unjust is proven by the injustices caused to women who have been raped.

Dear Leigh, Pakistan is no Islamic country and justice conditions are minimal due to land lord system. Consider Ms Mai's case where the Pakistan Federal Sharia Court suspended the judgment of the Lahore High Court which exonerated five of the six men accused in the rape case and commuted the death sentence of the sixth to life imprisonment.


You ignored the point made by Susan.
I tried my best not to ignore any point.

Sharia condemns the lives of women in places like Pakistan who are raped but cant get justice because of the adherence of many Muslims to de facto sharia law, even if a compassionate and just secular law is enacted to not require 4 male witnesses.

Dear Leigh, to best of my knowledge, there is not a single case in Pakistan that has been not been taken due to 4 male witnesses. Please let me know if you know of any case that has caused you to write "adherence of many Muslims to de facto sharia law".

Dear Leigh, in Pakistan there are two court systems one is based on Pakistan Panel Code – PPC and it is the ruling one. Second is Sharia Court which has fewer powers. So a person could go in any court.

And what I believe Sharia laws can not be implemented in Pakistan unless we (i.e. Pakistanis) stop participating in interest based banking system and economy. Because it would be unjust to implement Sharia laws partially.

Sharia laws are to purify society from crimes.

My love to you.

Syed Rafey Husain.


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