Pakistan Legalizes Sharia/Islamic Law

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by Mirage, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Islamic law has been legalized in the northwest region of Pakistan.

    The Associated Press: US critical of Pakistan Islamic law deal in Swat

    Already since this happened, a guy and girl who were not arranged to be married snuck away and got married. Well, that's illegal under Islamic Law and they were executed.

    Islamic Law is trying to creep into all areas of the world. There are already several parts of Europe that are allowing it. England has even begun to judge Islamic criminal cases differently than normal cases.

    National Secular Society - Sharia law ? Government remains indifferent

    Big Hollywood Blog Archive American Islam?

  2. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    They got what they wanted, though. Will there be peace now? Somehow I doubt it very much. Swat Valley has now become a dictatorial region where you cannot do anything that goes against the Islamic law.
    The blood shed mentioned in the quote will occur again in another region soon enough, is my guess..
  3. fleinn

    fleinn 101010

    Yes, if only they had been married before that paper was signed.
  4. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    An excellent example of how misguided the war in Afghanistan was until recently. We attacked and flushed out the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and it didn't mean a damn thing because they just hung out in Pakistan. Sure we gave them military funding, but Pakistan has to deal with the huge military of India along a massive border, plus China, plus Kashmir, plus their own homegrown insurgency. Thus the Islamists are back in force and Pakistan really doesn't have a response. Hopefully the humanitarian and social aid Obama's giving them will help turn the tide- if tribal populations don't have to rely on the Taliban for necessities, they'll loose their popular foothold.
  5. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    It's Pakistan we're talking about, this shouldn't have surprised me at all. And while that country is on the subject I thought I'd share this with you all.

    Foreign Policy: The Failed States Index 2008

    Note that Pakistan is listed as #9 on that list.
  6. fleinn

    fleinn 101010

    Ok, then. So what haven't we tried... Oh, yes.. What about driving out tyranny and oppression with an army of superior force in arms?
  7. 1992

    1992 Registered Member

    Its shocking and creepy how Islamic's Law influence is spreading around the world. If you steal, your hand will be chopped off. If you speak of heresy and blasphemy, you will be stoned. I have heard of a law which says that in order for an ummarried couple to be punished for sex before marriage, 4 adult and sane people have to be watching the act being done and all the details must be seen. Now... that's a bit creepy if you ask me.
  8. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    By "we" you mean local armies in the surrounding area of Pakistan right?
  9. fleinn

    fleinn 101010 No, I mean us, through our duly elected nationals, via NATO. Obviously, the US has had a head- start with all the warlords, and the freedom loving citizens of Pana.. Cub.. Ira.. Kuw.. sorry.. Afghanistan. But "we" is pretty much what tried to extract extremism by force, on this one.. I suppose some of us favoured a solution that didn't involve "crushing the Taliban strongholds in the South" before trying to build some sort of authority for the government. But we were too weak, unfortunately, and ultimately stood behind trying to eradicate extremism by force.

    Really, history can be so dull.

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