69 million page views

Shari'a: Not for the Middle Ages any more

Reader comment on item: Resisting Islamic Law

Submitted by Alan A. Goldberg (United States), Feb 20, 2008 at 23:35

The business world is bringing the Shari'a out of the Dark Ages, or perhaps is surrendering to petrodollar blackmail. Imagine opening up a branch office in Dubai. The branch would, of course, be subject to Islamic law. I can just imagine employees from the United States rushing to sign up to join this branch.

Women who want to be clothed from head to toe and veiled during the hottest part of the Summer probably would be first in line. Non Muslims would be beating down the doors to be preached about by Muslim clerics who favor non believers being eradicated. The Islamic law that it is religiously wrong to allow blind people to use seeing eyed dogs; that it is obligatory to conduct "honor killings" (men being the killers while women are the ones killed); and that brings outcries that a woman teacher be killed for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammed" is not a wonderful type of law for running any business. However, maybe petrodollars may prove too alluring to even the "Great Satan" to resist.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)