Saturday, May 01, 2004

Conference Proposes Worldwide Shari'a
And These Are Mainstream Muslims Scholars!

Thank you LGF for this horrifying example of the increasingly bizarre Islamic mindset and an ignorance of the obvious that leaves one gasping for air:

CAIRO, April 30 ( - World Muslim scholars meeting in Cairo urged incorporation of Sharia into the International Law to avoid eruption of more crises or other forms of injustice.

"Some western researchers have found out that Islamic principles could be used to develop the International Law and incorporate its moral values into it," said Jaafar Abdel-Salam, the secretary general of the Islamic Universities Association.

He was speaking at the International Islamic Conference, held in Cairo from April 28 till May 1 under the title of "Tolerance in Islamic Civilization".

Addressing the sixteenth session of the Conference, Abdel-Salam, himself a professor of International Law, said the application of Sharia along with the International Law would help set up a world system "turning countries closer to each other".

"Islam, with its practices, is the best of international systems that could achieve peace," said Mohamed Dissouki, an International Law professor at Al-Azhar University' in the conference.

To discuss this rubbish on a point by point basis would be like shooting fish in a barrel. I'm still trying to get past "tolerance" and "Islam" being used in the same sentence.

Suffice it to say that this is so pathetic on so many levels that it actually reads like a parody. Unfortunately, it's not meant to be funny, it's meant to be serious. Please, DO read the whole thing.

UPDATE: The article to which I refer above is so instructive as to a recurring theme of this site that I am posting it to the right under "documents".