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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:56 AM

 

Syrian opposition to establish moderate form of Sharia law

The main opposition to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will begin establishing what it calls a moderate form of Islamic law in all rebel-held areas of the country, as part of an effort to prevent chaos and stop hardline interpretations of Islam from becoming entrenched.

The legal code was drawn up by Muslim scholars, judges and top anti-Assad politicians in advance of meetings this week in Istanbul convened by the Syrian National Council (SNC), where transitional justice arrangements are being discussed.
The opposition hopes that an interim government, as yet unformed, will apply a version of the new legal system nationwide, after it goes into effect in areas currently controlled by the insurgents.

Different systems of Sharia now govern pockets of Syrian territory controlled by the rebels. Some are enforced by Jabhat Al Nusra, a militant group affiliated with Al Qaeda, prompting fears that its interpretation of Islamic law is filling the legal vacuum.

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/syrian-opposition-to-establish-moderate-form-of-sharia-law

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Paul E Ester Apr 2013 OP
Scootaloo Apr 2013 #1
TwilightGardener Apr 2013 #2
Paul E Ester Apr 2013 #3
riderinthestorm Apr 2013 #4

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 02:06 AM

1. I'm so glad my tax dollars are going to these guys!

I just wish I got a receipt for this one. My dime's already wiped two Muslim nations off the map, and has been working to prevent a third from ever arising. I'd like to keep a record of how my money is being used to perpetuate war effort that Pope Eugene III couldn't fucking finish.

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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 02:13 AM

2. Interestingly, according to the NYT today, Kerry and Hagel are at odds over supporting the rebels.

Both gave testimony today. Kerry seems to want to get rid of Assad and support the rebels more strongly, Hagel is reluctant (so is Gen. Dempsey). Kerry has Obama's ear, I think--Obama is giving the rebels more stuff and is sending more troops to Jordan. Carl Levin was pissy that Hagel and Dempsey weren't being more forceful about taking out Assad.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/world/middleeast/key-obama-officials-differ-on-syria-in-testimony.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0


BTW, I don't trust that the Sharia law they impose will be a kind and gentle form. I think they're saying that to get our aid and backing.

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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:30 AM

3. Bump...nt

 

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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:08 AM

4. Oh gee, a kinder, gentler Sharia law! Whats not to love about that eh?



Still going to legally codify discriminating against GLBT persons, women, minority religions etc etc.

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