Shaukat Malik is a Muslim-American Certified Public Accountant from Potomac. A native of Pakistan, he arrived in the United States in 1980. He recently contributed his thoughts on shariah to the Baltimore Sun’s weblog. Here are some excerpts and a link…

“Shariah laws are being used by terrorists to violate divine human rights.”

“Shariah features…prominently in the legal systems of Muslim countries as the only acceptable form of justice. Autocratic rule, out-dated customs and lack of education prevented the judiciary in almost every Muslim country to develop a rule of law in which no one is above the law.”

“Almost every Muslim country…has some form of Shariah incorporated into the constitution. Another reason for this inclusion is the legacy of a natural alliance between the clergy and a dictatorship. Both need each other for legitimacy.”

“Through this alliance a dictatorship can suppress rights and freedoms taken for granted in democratic countries. A suffocating environment that stifles human development takes root, which is avoided by all prospective investors and visitors — unless they have no choice – leading to severe economic decline. Shariah is being enforced in Somalia today and the results are not very good.”

“Shariah is used to scare the average citizen into submission. This is done through publicly staged floggings, stoning and executions of men and women for committing adultery or other sexual acts. There are public be-headings in Saudi Arabia every Friday after afternoon prayers.”

More at the Baltimore Sun…

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/faith/2009/06/guest_post_reconsidering_shari.html

 

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