Posts tagged "sharia law"

Polite Sharia

30 January 2006 For liberal Palestinians fearful that the newly-elected Hamas party intends to enforce Islamic law on the country’s citizens, senior Hamas leaders say, take heart: yes, Sharia will be used as a guide for legislation, but only in a “polite way” meant to convince people. Such polite theocratic manipulation, Hamas leaders told Reuters,...

Stockade Life, Aceh

22 December 2005 A Sharia judge in the Indonesian province of Aceh has ordered the punishment of women who are caught not wearing headscarves, reasoning that, since the “‘Koran says that if women are good, then a country is good,’” that the tsunami that devastated the region was due to the sins of Muslim women....

Daily Links 01 December 2004

Fiddler Beneath the Gun Impaling a head on a pole and putting a cigarette in his mouth? That was pretty bad. Audio tape of “an Israeli officer pumping the body of a 13-year-old girl full of bullets and then saying he would have shot her even if she had been three years old”? Well, there’s...

Daily Links October 18 2004

Ayn Rand v. W. It’s not often that we get to recommend Ayn Randian anything, much less the views of a Randian scholar on religion. But¬†Chris Matthew Sciabarra¬†breaks the mold, and his survey of contemporary religion and politics — particularly Bush’s religion and politics — seen through the historical lenses of pietism and the liturgical...