Powered by
Movable Type 3.2
Design by
Danny Carlton





Made with NoteTab

July 25, 2005

Christians in Iraq fear Shari'a law

From the Christian Post:

As Shiite members of the committee drafting Iraq's new constitution push for a greater role for Islam in civil law, Iraqi Church leaders are petitioning for the new constitution to ensure the equality of all faiths in Iraq.

In a letter signed by leaders of nine Christian denominations, the Iraqi believers expressed their concerns over reports that the Shiite majority are pressing for Islamic law (Shari’a) to be enshrined in the constitution, according to the UK-based Barnabas Fund.

As Shiite members of the committee drafting Iraq's new constitution push for a greater role for Islam in civil law, Iraqi Church leaders are petitioning for the new constitution to ensure the equality of all faiths in Iraq.

In a letter signed by leaders of nine Christian denominations, the Iraqi believers expressed their concerns over reports that the Shiite majority are pressing for Islamic law (Shari’a) to be enshrined in the constitution, according to the UK-based Barnabas Fund.

What's so bad about Shari'a law? Here are some examples:

Amina Lawal, 30, allegedly confessed to having had a child while divorced. Under sharia law, pregnancy outside of marriage constitutes sufficient evidence for a woman to be convicted of adultery. But the man named as the father of Amina Lawal’s baby girl reportedly denied having sex with her so the charges against him were dropped. Amina Lawal had no lawyer during her trial. She was sentenced to death by being buried up to her neck in sand and have rocks thrown at her head until she was dead. In an act of “kindness” the Islamic court ruled that her execution be postponed until she finished breastfeeding her baby daughter.

Safiya Hussaini, 35, was sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly having a child with a married neighbor. She had the child after her divorce, but maintained the father was her former husband and that they were married when the child was conceived.

Bariya Ibrahim Magazu, a teenage single mother, was given 100 lashes for adultery, even though she argued she was raped by three men. The court said she could not prove that the men forced her to have sex

Obviously there is much to fear from a system that would allow such outrages.

Posted by Danny Carlton at July 25, 2005 09:04 AM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.jacklewis.net/cgi-bin/mt/jl-tb.cgi/1702

Comments

Post a comment




Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)

Security verification

Type the characters you see in the image above.