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Reader comment on item: [Paul H. Robinson:] U Penn Prof for Shari'a

Submitted by don van (United States), Jul 26, 2004 at 14:45

Interesting how Academia can rationalize the irrational. The idea that an American academic would embrace the notion that Islamic "Law" has parity with the legal system of the West is wrong. The idea that a country is condemned to forever being ruled by the whims of the clerics is also wrong. A law professor constructing a legal islamic framework does little but legitimates a foul and unfair philosophical system. One wonders if Hitler had needed help with the Nazis' "Legal" issues, if the professor would have lent a hand. Under his rationale, the philosophical basis of Law is unimportant.

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