He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price. Daniel 11:39 NIV
Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs
Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills. Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether. The documents, which would be recognised by
Britain’s courts, will also prevent
children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from
being counted as legitimate heirs. Anyone married in a church, or in a civil
ceremony, could be excluded from succession under Sharia principles, which
recognise only Muslim weddings for inheritance purposes.
Why ‘Moderate Islam’ Is an Oxymoron
But what do these dual adjectives—“moderate” and “extremist”—ultimately mean in the context of Islam? Are they both equal and viable alternatives insofar as how Islam is understood? Are they both theologically legitimate? This last question is particularly important, since Islam is first and foremost a religious way of life centered around the words of a deity (Allah) and his prophet (Muhammad)—the significance of which is admittedly unappreciated by secular societies.
as a model of Muslim democracy is in shambles
The idea that
Turkey is a model Islamic democracy
that “Arab Spring” countries could emulate is in shambles. The ban that Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government placed on Twitter to block
recent anti-government postings was extended to Google on Saturday, as the
search engine was used as a way to get around the Twitter ban, Turkey’s Hurriyet
Daily News reported. “When [US] President Barack Obama portrayed prospering Turkey, ruled
by sweet Islamists, as ‘a great Islamic democracy’ in 2010, he was probably
hoping that this strange democracy that comes with a religious prefix would
serve a useful purpose: a glittering role model for the Arab countries that
lagged behind even an Islamic democracy. Mr. Obama’s ‘mission: impossible’ has
failed – probably for good,” Burak Bekdil, a columnist for Hurriyet wrote
in an article published Friday.