So-called "Islamic law" varies from country to country. It is interpretation by the theocrats who hold power. For example, in some Arab countries, women are covered head to toe, in other Arab countries, they are not - it is an interpretation of the Koran's guideline that women dress conservatively.
posted on 04/23/2004 3:04:47 PM PDT
by Voice in your head
("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
To: Voice in your head
Islamic law is based on the Sharia. Each Arab country might accept all or part of Sharia, but the Sharia is considered perfect Islamic law and is specific in application. One interesting point of Islam is that there is no punishment in Islam for those who kill apostates.
posted on 04/24/2004 8:41:11 AM PDT
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