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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Dec 10, 2010 at 17:35

Barry writes:

"-chill out you guys..."

Sorry if you were taken aback by the response - but all the points made were valid. Actually - at one stage I thought you were a muslim shill.

"...I was only referring to that one aspect of Islam that permits civil and some criminal disputes to be settled between parties without the need for lawyers and courts. Yes, some aspect of western law does allow for that, but you must still go through a mandated judicial proceeding to acknowledge the agreement or you are in violation of law."

As I pointed out there are various non-juducial processes that have been and can easily be set up in many Western countries designed specifically to keep parties out of the being caught up unecessarilly in the juducial system . And parties can and do resolve differences before going to even this stage just by having a willingness to exercise some common sense. In any case - I would not wish to have any criminal case resolved by an informal system. Apart from the fact that judgement is clouded by the feelings of the parties involved - the reporting of crime generates statistics which are used to assign the resources of police and other agencies.

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