Thursday, September 25, 2008

Are the Niceties of Shari'ah Law Coming to a Formerly Civilized Country Near You?

If there's any doubt that the suicide of Western civilization is well underway, read about this upcoming conference hosted by that formerly Catholic university located just outside Washington, D.C. The conference (“Is There a Role for Shari'ah in Modern States?”) will feature Islam apologists John Esposito and Harvard Law professor, Noah Feldman -- two fellows who never let facts stand in the way of a strong ideological agenda.

And understandably, certain elements of Shari'ah law probably won't be raised by the speakers.

After all, items like the "honor killing" of disobedient wives and daughters, genital mutilation of young girls, torture and death sentences for moral offenders, rewards for the persecution of non-Muslims, and execution of apostates might tend to be a bit "off-putting" for conference attendees.