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Posted on 05/17/2012 8:05:19 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
The educational elite still remains unmoved by the prospect of radical Islamic Shariah law even as manifestations of it pop up in the United States. For example, recently, Middle East experts from the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment, along with two graduate students, agreed that in dealing with Islamic states, the U. S. should ignore Shariah but hold the nations to universal standards such as respect for women.
United States policy should not pass judgment on Shariah, Eric Trager, a doctoral candidate from the University of Pennsylvania, said at the May 7, 2012 conference at the Reserve Officers Association. No one died and made us Mufti. Trager is also an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) which cosponsored the conference at the ROA.
He holds out hope that the United States can engage in constructive agreements with the new Egyptian government. We should talk to them about stabilizing the Sinai, he said, but not about counterrorism.
They have a different idea of terrorism. Yes they do.
Trager and other panelists, such a Princeton doctoral candidate Samuel Helfont, urged the creation of red lines with such Islamic states over issues such as rights of women. Nevertheless, separating the abuse of the female population from Shariah may be a nearly impossible task.
When Christians and Buddhists and atheists, and whoever, commit crimes, they are considered illegal and immoral in their own countries and their own religions, Cynthia Farahat pointed out in an appearance at the National Press Club. When that happens in Islamic states, its considered moral and legal.
Farahat knows whereof she speaks. She co-founded the Liberal Egyptian Party. Currently, she is a fellow at the Center for Security Policy (CSP), which sponsored her appearance at the Press Club.
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