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Reader comment on item: Resisting Islamic Law

Submitted by GWK (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 21:50

There is a great deal of consternation between Muslims in Muslim majority countries and non-Muslims in the rest of the world. But perceptions leave a big impression, and all the murders and jihads! Egads!

However, there are a lot of nice Muslims in Muslim majority countries and non-Muslim countries alike. Decent loving monogamous people who want to get along with everyone they meet. These are people who would make great neighbors no matter what religion they professed.

And nobody wants to get on the bad side of people of good-will.

The problem with Sharia is that is is very bloody and cruel. What if your sister were caught in bed with her long-time boyfriend -- you would be expected to protect the family honor -- and we aren't idiots -- in Sharia, that doesn't mean taking the guy to Red Lobster. It's a very messy and brutal requirement under Muhammad's law -- Sharia.

And what if some fat old 50 year-old wanted to marry your 14 year old daughter. If he had enough money, promised to treat her equally as he treated his other 10 wives, and she was willing to marry him to live in a fancy condo in London or Dubai or Taif, you could give blessings to both of them to be engaged and consummate their "love".

And no matter how old your daughters are, when they have their first mens, they are expected to be dressed "modestly". In many Muslim majority countries and communities (even in the West), this means head-to-toe covering, no matter how beautiful the female, and no matter how warm the weather.

All else about Sharia, is is the way women are persecuted and held out for special treatment that makes Sharia seem so alien. God help us. We shouldn't be engaging in jihad over women's rights -- or should we?

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