Sharia Law

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    Do all muslims follow Sharia? Or just the radical ones?
    Do all Christians follow the Bible? Or just the radical ones?


    Just for funzies, I went browsing. Found this and although it is a long read, I find it quite telling about Sharia Law. So my question is, is there anything positive in it or is it all about dominance, beatings, sodomy, stoning, sex with animals, sex with children, man's supremacy according to their "law"? Anything good? Positive? Enlightening?

    Here is the link I found. Lovely. Not. (I have no clue if the writer is a lefty, rightie, innie, outtie. Doesn't matter. This is not political. This is about power of one over another via supposedly religious beliefs).

    American Thinker: Top ten reasons why sharia is bad for all societies
     
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    Top read.
    One of the worst/most disturbing aspects of Islam as I see it is that strict adherence to it extends beyond private conduct and includes the organisation of society.
    Christian belief (for example), and I emphasise that I'm no expert, preaches the importance of decent and tolerant personal values.
     
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    Collision pending, methinks.
     
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    Looking almost inevitable.
     
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    No. No collision pending. There is no difference IN THIS COUNTRY between muslims following sharia law and jews following talmudic law. there are jewish courts, too. they are used to settle private disputes between members of the community WHO CONSENT TO PARTICIPATING in such method of dispute-resolution. they grant religious divorces, as well.

    they do not have anything to do with disputes between members of the community and outsiders.

    of course, fundie christians could keep trying to destroy the wall between church and state. THEN we'll have issues.
     
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    The Ground Zero Mosque AKA Cordoba Institute AKA Pier 51 will house the developers of the Sharia Index Project. While the proponents argue that "it's only a mosque" or "it's a community center," the truth is that it will be a Sharia Law School.

    Information about the Sharia Index Project has practically disappeared from the Cordoba website. But Big Peace has archived the original links here: Ground Zero Mosque’s Hidden Websites: Follow the Shariah

    It's creeping.
     
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    Hmmm...from the bit that I've read though, strict adherence to Islam is to live under Sharia Law while Christian faith is based on the Ten Commandments which are more fixed around personal codes of conduct.
    Again, I'm no expert at all.
     
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    I was comparing muslim "courts" to jewish "courts", which are called beit din. and though the rules are very different between islam and judaism, ORTHODOX jews live in accordance with talmudic law, not just the ten commandments. so while the substance separates the two, i think there are paralells.

    now, does that mean that they don't *want* sharia law to encroach. absolutely not. but christians want their beliefs to encroach as well. it is up to our courts to keep religion out of our system of law and government. they forget that when they fight against the separation of church and state.
     
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    and that differs from what passes for a law school at bob jones university?
     

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