Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:07 pm Post
Sebbi wrote:What do people make of this whole fandango?
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:25 pm Post
Matthew Graybosch wrote:Sebbi wrote:What do people make of this whole fandango?
I'd like some of whatever it is he's been smoking, but I swore off crack when I got married.
What exactly is Williams trying to accomplish by suggesting that a secular government adopt aspects of religious law.
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:21 pm Post
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:31 am Post
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:15 am Post
matt wrote:You might be interested a few http://www.languagelog.com articles on the issue from the last few days.
I think it was a misudged statement blended by a typical media beat-up and misquoting (or extremely selective quoting, where they say what they want, then quote his 2 words ("seems unavoidable") at the end to make it seem like he said it all.
Kind of typical journalism these days - butcher what is said so that the radical is quoted and any justifications, qualifications etc. is stripped out.
i.e. Maybe Sharia Law should be accepted for some civil matters (such as those that already go through mediation etc.) provided both parties agree.
Strip that back to "one rule for muslims, another for the rest" (according to The Sun) and you are bound to sell more newspapers.
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:55 am Post
Sebbi wrote:Another thing it will solve is situations like we've seen a few times - a muslim teacher refusing to unveil her face in school - that kind of thing. If they are saying "I am doing this because of Sharia law" and someone disagrees with them, then it can be taking to a Sharia court and a decision can be made as to whether those in question are indeed following a religious code, or whether they're just being awkward.
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