Thursday, September 25, 2008

The BBC Tries To Justify Sharia Law

The BBC is advocating for Sharia law. As far as I'm concerned that means the BBC is advocating sedition.

In London's historic "Inns of Court", barristers practise law in the shadow of the distinctive medieval Temple Church. But does English law really owe a debt to Muslim law?

For some scholars, a historical connection to Islam is a "missing link" that explains why English common law is so different from classical Roman legal systems that hold sway across much of the rest of Europe.

It's a controversial idea. Common law has inspired legal systems across the world. What's more, calls for the UK to accommodate Islamic Sharia law have caused public outcry.


Damien said...


I'm not sure they could be charged with sedition under British law, since I'm not sure that the people running the BBC even understand Sharia enough to realize it is sedition to advocate it.

Pastorius said...

The idea of charging the BBC with sedition is, of course, a joke ...

at this point.

However, in American law, intent and knowledge of the law does not count. If you break the law, you break the law and that's that. You're guilty.