We may not always enforce the penalties, but neither do Muslims.
Tell me when the last time anyone in this country has seen any jail time for adultery, sodomy, or apostasy? I understand that you want to support the capital and/or corporal punishment penalty for gays, apostates, and adulterers, but please don't insult our intelligence by trying to draw a parallel between U.S. law and Sharia, you are making me annoyed and yourself look stupid.
Because of international pressure. If that story hadn't gotten out she would have been stoned to death. Now she'll just be serving a life sentence.Recall for example the adulteress who wasn't executed in Iran recently.
Really? They set here free did they? No she'll be spending a lot of time in prison instead. Every single school of Islamic Fiqh calls for the death penalty and/or capital punishment for apostasy, premarital sex, adultery, and sodomy, that isn't even close to being in the modern world, try the 15th century.Muslim countries are learning to join the modern world, just as we are.
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To a great extent, Islamic radicalism is the creation of Western colonial/imperialist powers who were seeking to counteract democratic forces. Democracy has failed to thrive in the Muslim world because we've actively opposed it at almost every turn.Originally Posted by Agent Ferris
"The Bloody Code." Also of interest are the race-specific laws applicable only to blacks.
I don't know the last time, but it does happen:Originally Posted by Agent Ferris
If you have been arrested for adultery, it may benefit you to know that the crime of adultery has been successfully prosecuted in the state of Wisconsin in recent history in a case involving another criminal defense firm and resulting in a man being sentenced to prison for a period of years for having had an affair.
http://www.vanwagnerwood.com/CM/Custom/Adultery.aspSo they responded to pressure. Good for them.Originally Posted by Agent Ferris
The 15th century was closer to it than you might think. It was just before the Reformation, which marked a period of transition from Medieval times to modernity. Islam's current condition is arguably similar.Originally Posted by Agent Ferris
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Implication here is ofcourse you would place America at the bottom of any list you would consider defending.....That is just great! And you presumably are a citizen of this country?
Tell us, which institution of "higher learning" did you attend so that we may accurately judge and keep from sending our children to that particular indoctrination camp?
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville