posted on Feb, 7 2008 @ 10:39 AM
Originally posted by Freeborn
Well, that seems like a whole lotta common sense, why has no-one else thought of that.
Oh, probably because those that want to live by Sharia Law know that it's teachings demand that all Muslims must actively strive to convert the rest
of the world to Islam, by whatever means deemed necessary, and as such could not accept such limitations.
Still, as I said before, makes sense to me.
No it doesn't. I know we have some Muslim members here who could blow that out of the water easily enough, but as they seem to not be showing up,
I'll have to give it a shot.
Islam wants converts, but it does not demand that Muslims actively seek to convert people. That's Christianity. The Koran tells Muslims who want to
convert someone to do so in the same way
the Bible suggest - living a good and righteous life and showing the rightness of your religion that
way, and educating those who come to see how you live so well.
a method of wartime conversion, however. First, it's important to note that the Koran (and thus Sharia law!) absolutely forbids
Muslims from fighting anything but a defensive war. When in such a position, however, the Muslims are to ask the people they're facing on the field
of battle to accept Islam. No different than any other armed conflict where one side asks the other to put down their weapons and go the hell away.
originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
What came out during the debate here, though, was that many Muslims...women in particular...lived in a fairly insulated family environment, and would
not necessarily have the opportunity to exercise such free will. Quite frankly, though, this discussion overlapped into the affairs of a number of
fundamentalist religious groups, so in the end quite a few people were offended. However, at day's end, British Common Law, (the basis for our
judicial system) took the field.
Sharia law or common law, this is a problem either way, and is found in many communities outside Muslim ones, even without the addition of religion.
Battered wife syndrome is not limited to one religion or set of laws, and isolation of hte vulnerable happens regardless.
[edit on 7-2-2008 by TheWalkingFox]