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The Sharia Compromise

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Submitted by Thomas Rekdal (United States), Mar 2, 2004 at 19:01

It is not clear to me why the compromise agreement in the transitional Iraqi constitution, naming the Sharia as "a source," rather than "the source" of law should be any more susceptible to an Islamist than to a liberal interpretation.

Words do not decide anything; the balance of political forces do. On that score, I frankly do not understand where we are.
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