Monday, July 20, 2009

Shari'a Law: Who Needs It?

Learned something the other day and thought I'd pass it along.

A very bright Milwaukee-area businessman took a tour of Afghanistan for charitable purposes. Near the end of the tour, he and a few others sat down for a long talk with a number of village elders, and eventually they got to the topic of Shari'a law.

The elders acknowledged that Shari'a is 'rough and tough' law. But they also maintained that most (Muslim) villagers wanted it.


There is no US Constitutional requirement for "a speedy trial" in Afghanistan. For that matter, the legal system in Afghanistan is not exactly fair, either--if you have money, you win. Period. After a long, long, process.

With Shari'a, it's quick and it is actually more "fair" than the Afghani system.

Worth knowing and understanding.

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