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  •  Wow, indeed! (0+ / 0-)

    Do you always slip into Orientalist fantasy mode, or are you just playing the fool? What do you think, that Muslim men lock their women away in harems or that all Muslim women are niqabis or wear burqas?  The mind boggles. @_@

    You know, if you treated the other people whom you converse with with a little more respect, you might not have to have your ass handed to you, such as Batya (whom I respect) had to do the other day.

    Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

    by JDsg on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 07:55:49 PM PDT

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    •  We are talking about living under sharia law here. (1+ / 0-)
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      I know there are moderate muslims, and I'm not referring to them. We are talking about women in sharia. If women who live under sharia complain about sharia... they are executed for blasphemy.

      And here you are telling us that they like it under sharia. I realize that you are not going to agree with me, and I frankly have no idea what an orientalist fantasy mode might be, but your position, in itself, is absurd.

      It's like asking a hostage if they like their hostage taker while they still have a gun to their head. And then when the hostage says, "no, I like this!" You say "see? she likes it! you're a hater!"

      I don't have much respect for slave masters and their apologists, I'm sorry, I'm guess I'm just not as open-minded as you.

      I'm afraid that my signature won't match the mood of my comment.

      by heybuddy on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 04:43:10 AM PDT

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      •  It's obvious that your conception of... (0+ / 0-)

        ...shari'ah is woefully inadequate, to the point of, shall we say, absurdity.  All Muslims everywhere in the world live to some degree or another under shari'ah. Even in the country where I currently reside, shari'ah has been formally adopted into the secular legal system, especially with respect to issues involving women and families, including marriages, divorce and inheritance.  My own marriage was conducted under the shari'ah law system here.  Muslims of both genders, if need be, may go to hear their legal matters adjudicated under the shari'ah courts, which are part of the country's court system, and have been for over 50 years now.

        Women who may complain about shari'ah are not executed for blasphemy.  They're not executed at all.  That is one of your Orientalist fantasies, as is your notion that Muslim men are somehow "slave masters." I mean, really, are you as ignorant as you paint yourself to be?

        Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

        by JDsg on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 08:30:21 AM PDT

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      •  Perhaps this blog post I wrote... (0+ / 0-)

        ...several years ago might help to alleviate some of your confusion over what shari'ah is and isn't.  It touches on the subject at hand only indirectly and is extremely short (most writing on shari'ah and fiqh extends to volumes of books in order to do the subject justice), but it might help you to have the faintest idea of what you're trying to talk about:  On Shari'ah and American Politics

        Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

        by JDsg on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 09:55:47 AM PDT

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