Olivier Guitta of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies has written a sobering piece for the Middle East Times about the spread of Shariah.  He gives summaries of developments in Pakistan, Italy, France, Great Britain and Switzerland, with a particular emphasis on family law and the rights of women.

Of particular interest was this comment by a Muslim member of the British parliament actually speaking against Shariah:

Sadiq Khan, a British Muslim MP said that Sharia courts would discourage Muslims from developing links with other cultural and ethnic groups. He feared also that women could be “abused” by Sharia courts, which may give unequal bargaining power to the sexes.

The article is available in its entirety here:

http://www.metimes.com/International/2009/03/02/sharias_inroads_around_the_world/1119/

 

2 Responses to Shariah’s inroads around the world

  1. miira says:

    American Universities which received millions from Saudi Arabia, like Georgetown, also continue to make inroads for sharia. In the following example, we watch the set up for blaming America for global financial ruin – in anticipation of laying another introduction for the benefits (spit) sharia compliant finance (surrender).

    Today’s example:


    The Impact of the Global Crisis on Gulf Countries

    Ibrahim Oweiss (Georgetown University) interviewed by Celeste Lo Turco

    “One of the evident relapses of the crisis on the G.C.C Countries ( Gulf Cooperation Council ), namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, is that the price of oil will constantly drop as the demand decreases with the slowing down of the ‘industrial wheel’. Furthermore, the coming depression and its impending harsh times will definitely cause a rise in unemployment.” Prof. Ibrahim Oweiss is an Egyptian-born American economist and international economic advisor; he teaches as Associate Emeritus Professor of Economics at Georgetown University and lives between Washington DC and Doha, Qatar. Leading expert in G.C.C economies, he coined the definition of “petrodollar” in 1973, in order to describe the US dollar-denominated incomes of many oil-rich countries, particularly the Opec States of the Persian Gulf region.

    Prof. Oweiss, which considerations can be done in regard the current economic crisis?

    The present situation is the result of various different crises, not just a single one. The current crisis has global ramifications since local economies are interlinked in the globalization context. In order to have a more comprehensive point of view, we should start from the United States case to move farther into a wider global scenario.

    Where should we identify the causes of this situation?

    I believe that the main cause lies in the U.S. fiscal and monetary policy…

    via Gatesofvienna newsfeed

  2. shariahfinancewatch says:

    Thanks for commenting. Good point.

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