Hamblin & Peterson: The function of Shariah law in Egypt

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  • nathan000000 Yuma, AZ
    Dec. 3, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    DN Subscriber, I don't think the forced conversion v. death idea is part of sharia law. James Toronto wrote an interesting summary of the current debate about sharia for the BYU Humanities magazine. You can read by Googling the following:

    James Toronto, 'The Current Status of the Debate about Islamic Law and Religious Liberty,' Humanities at BYU, Winter 2012, p. 11.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 6:46 a.m.

    This article does not reflect the reality of the world that exists, although it may reflect the sincere beliefs of those who wrote it.

    If the Muslims only wanted to live under Sharia law themselves, fine, it is their faith and I will respect that.

    When they insist that jihad against all infidels and conversion by force or death to infidels is part of that faith, then my tolerance vanishes and I must resist by all means necessary to protect the life, freedom and faith of myself and my family.

    There is a huge difference between tolerance and stupidity, and those who view Islam as some sort of quirky but harmless sect fail to see that difference.