“No Muslim Country has True Sharia Law”
An argument often given by Western Muslims on TV is that no Muslim country implements Islamic-Sharia law the way it should:”No Muslim country has true Sharia law.”They say it when people point to Saudi Arabia,Iran,Afghanistan under the Taliban,Sudan.”That is not true Sharia law”.
“Most Muslim countries do Not have Sharia law but Western Legal Systems”
That is another argument used.The implication is:if you have a Western legal system then you respect human rights.False,because:
1.Communist countries had a Western legal system:yet there was a massive violation of human rights.
2.Nazi Germany:the same thing.
3.Also Fascist Italy.
4.The many African and Latinamerican dictatorships have had Western legal systems.
The Case of the Soviet Union and Freedom of Religion
Not only the Soviet Union but China,Vietnam,Poland,ALbania,etc,had freedom of religion in their constitutions.Yet there was a massive repression and violation of religion.
History of the Declaration of Human Rights Documents
There are 2 great moments:
1.The Declaration of the Rights of Man by the French revolutionaries in 1789,a milestone,a landmark,a lighthouse.
2.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948.
But then we Have:
There is an organization composed of all the Muslim nations in the world,and even several where the majority are not Muslim(Uganda,Surinam,Guyana,Camerun,Ivory Coast,Mozambique,etc).It has now 57 members and is called the OIC (Organisation of the Islamic Conference).Here is their website:
And here are all their member states:
The 1990 Cairo Islamic Declaration of Human Rights
The Muslim nations were uncomfortable with the direct,simple 1948 UN document and had their own human rights document declared in 1990.
They say Islam is for Human Rights,but it is Conditional
We have, in the document:
ARTICLE 22 :
a) Everyone shall have the right to express his opinion freely in such manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Sharia.
b) Everyone shall have the right to advocate what is right, and propagate what is good, and warn against what is wrong and evil according to the norms of Islamic Sharia.
c) Information is a vital necessity to Society. It may not be exploited or misused in such a way as may violate sanctities and the dignity of Prophets, undermine moral and ethical values or disintegrate, corrupt or harm Society or weaken its faith.
d) It is not permitted to arouse nationalistic or doctrinal hatred or to do anything that may be an incitement to any form of racial discrimination.
You can not criticize the Koran,Muhammad and Islam or else you get legally punished.
Human Rights are Conditional,they are subject to the Islamic Law-Sharia
ARTICLE 24 :
All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Sharia.
ARTICLE 25 :
The Islamic Sharia is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles of this Declaration.
We all know Islamic law is discriminatory to non-Muslims and so is anti-human rights.
To Read the Entire 1990 Cairo Text:
Plus a good commentary on the Cairo declaration go to:
There is Sharia and there is Sharia
First we have the Sharia that essentially comes from Muhammad’s time till the year 1924,were the Sultan of Istanbul was deposed.For practically the entirety it had:
2.The institution of non-Muslim women as sex slaves.
3.Discrimination of non-Muslims.
The New Sharias
We have the harsh legal systems of Saudi Arabia,Iran,Sudan,Afghanistan.There slavery is illegal,at last, but you have death for apostates.
The other Muslim countries are better but in all there is legal discrimination of non-Muslims and limited freedom of speech and religion for non-Muslims.
1.There are many Muslim countries that have Western legal systems yet they still violate the human rights of non-Muslims through legal discrimination.
2.Western Muslims who say no country practices true Islamic law have to condemn Muhammad’s legal system since it was worse than even the worst Muslim country today.It had:
2.Legalized sex slavery.
Will they ever do it?No,not at all.