The Arrogance and the Sharia
In the wake of the muslim world's outrage over a few cartoons, I wonder how any group can throw such large stones from such an obviously glass house. The captors of current hostage Jill Carroll have now set her deadline for "death according to sharia" for February 26th. Drudge is posting a story about Iran's Ahmadinejad's latest blustering and threats to have Israel "wiped from the map" along with his usual arrogant comments comparing the muslim world to The West.
Why does the Western world stay so remarkably silent when it comes to sharia, islamic law, when by our own measures as well as the International Declaration of Human Rights, which sharia is quite in opposition to? Where is our outrage when teenage girls are stoned and hanged to death for infractions that we would consider absurd, as in the most recent cases in Iran? Why are these violations and threats regarding human rights worldwide passively ignored by the majority while the muslim world blusters on?
These issues should be on everyone's agenda, not just interest groups who get little coverage or bigger names such as Michael Savage who follows his radio accounts of them with bizarre rants about his restaurant experiences. Sharia, as well as other muslim doctrines such as al-taqiyya need to get as much publicity as possible, especially with so many Westerners willing to apply a double standard to islam.