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  •  Let me clarify before people go crazy... (2+ / 0-)
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    "I am fighting for acceptance of Islamic Law by the West"

    I mean acceptance as a legitimate basis for legislation, not that the West should adopt Islamic Law. I think the west is fine as it is... however the Middle East is not.

    -- Hakim Abdullah | Chief Editor

    by Hakim Abdullah on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 11:54:40 AM PDT

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    •  When a person starts with one book that is the (0+ / 0-)

      word of God, how can it allow for broader interpretations? And isn't that part of the problem between any two religious factions is the interpretation of the word of God? Why does the Islamic world have to ruled under the rules of Islam? Why can't it move in the direction of a secular government?

      "No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government. Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent. But change is." -Neil Peart

      by Boisepoet on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 12:05:21 PM PDT

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      •  of course its the problem (0+ / 0-)

        and of course the islamic world can move towards secular government.  they can understand the power of individual liberty just like anyone else.  I think hakim is trying to sell us a bill of goods here making us presuppose that muslims "will obviously want sharia."  trying to make us all fatalists.

      •  because Muslims were given a book of Law (0+ / 0-)

        this is clearly stated in the revelation, the Quran itself. This was the purpose, now you are not a Muslim so you do not believe the Quran is the word of got but Billions of men and women do.

        -- Hakim Abdullah | Chief Editor

        by Hakim Abdullah on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 12:57:11 PM PDT

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