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The absurdity of Shari'a

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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Feb 21, 2008 at 10:10

This incident with Graeme Innes only goes to show how inhumane and unfair Shari'a is. Although there are Muslims who in fact have pets, including dogs, the majority of the more fundamental types really believe that dogs are filthy, but this hardly applies to seeing-eye dogs, which are necessary for the blind. What an insult to the blind all over the world.

NSW Taxi Councilwoman Tracey Caine said: "It is illegal to refuse to take a guide dog and all drivers know it." Since this is Australian law, then the taxi drivers are breaking the law by refusing to take guide dogs into their taxis. Why are these Muslims taxi drivers at all if they refuse to obey a country's laws? They should all get other jobs. We cannot allow these Muslims to get away with not only breaking laws, but also trying to force their ideology on the free world.

These incidents involving dogs may seem trivial on their own, but the frightening scenario is much larger, and if one concession is made in one area, then there is the danger of other parts of Shari'a being pushed for acceptance. We cannot allow this to happen and I agree with Dr. Pipes, that "If Westerners stick together, the Shari'a is doomed. If we do not, we are doomed."


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