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There are no varying shades of calipate-the riddle of the "four men"

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Submitted by Ed Brophy (United States), Dec 14, 2005 at 13:34

There is one good thing (benefcial to their enemies) about the preachings and writings of the Islamists. They are astoundingly open and precise concerning their aims and plans for an Islamic state and the demise of western culture.

In all of my studies of Shariah law I have yet to see any flexibility. In cases of adulterous wives, the only way for the women to escape prison or stoning is that four men must come forward and state that she was raped. I defy any Muslim scholar or any of the "heavyweights" mentioned in the main part of this blog to put forward anything written that modifies or tempers the requirement of having exactly four men. Also, while they are doing that, they may cite me one instance (just one) where four men have actually come forward. Also they can explain why four. Why not five or twelve?
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