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Reader comment on item: Q&A: Remaking a Religion
in response to reader comment: Shariah Law

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jan 31, 2011 at 20:00

Amin, living amongst infidels and taking advantage of all the benefits it offers writes:

"If you read "islam is bad" all you life. You will believe it. "

But if you observe Islam by watching video and TV and hearing and reading factual reports in the press of suicide bombings, limb amputations, hangings for minor offences, beheadings of non-muslims, stoning of women, bombing and maiming of muslims of other flavours, violent demonstration against cartoons, firebombings, under-aged sex with and exploitation of non-muslm girls, lack of freedom of choice of belief for people born into it, arranged marriages, unbridled vitriolic anti-semitism, cold blooded murder of non-muslims in muslim majority countries etc etc etc ad nauseam - then you KNOW it is bad.

Knowledge trumps mere belief always.

"That is called brainwashing. Effective propaganda."

Direct perception and making an evaluation based on that perception is not brainwashing. However the people who do would be in need of brainwashing are the most devoted muslims.

"True scholarship is if you had actaully looked. As you ur self say you haven't."

English please? I understand you are trying desperately to make some point - but what is it?

".....Shriah Law is a miracle of Islam - not a single commentor on this site knows 2 things about it. Sadly not even Dr. Pipes."

They are all deluded except you , right? People in asylums say almost the same thing about their beliefs. No one else understands, do they?

"....Jurisprudence although a lot lot simpler for man made law is extremely complex. It involves a multitude of different science of Law, Language, Logic - esp. analogous reasoning, Theology, Philosophy etc. it take""

You're taking on a didactic tone there- but I'll let you in on something - there's no need to do so when stating the obvious. It makes you look conceited and clownish.

".......But for complex system of law - like Sharaih Law"

Hang on, you just wrote: ""....Jurisprudence although a lot lot simpler for man made law is extremely complex."
So which is more complex 'sharia' - or western jurispridence?
Or are they both equally complex? Make your point clear please.

"......But for complex system of law - like Sharaih Law- that has 12 sources - is hugely complex - and is an outstanding achievement of Muslim Scholars."

Must be . That's why no advanced society uses it. Finishing a whole colouring-in book is an outstanding achievement for a pre-schooler too. But just doesn't cut it for a sophomore does it?

"Forget looking at Shariah...."

Exactly! Finally a muslim is brave enough to say the what needs to be said.

"- try looking at Western Jurisprudence - then at compare with Islam."

Apples and oranges. Western jurisprudence ihas evolved to manage complex interactions between disparate and often sophisticated parties in a free and democratic secular world.

Islam is a 7th century arabian desert cult. The two cannot be compared,


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