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Go to: Muslim Sharia Law In Australia

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          [Comment 91](/videos/642391-muslim-sharia-law-in-australia/comments?page=4#comment_856236) by  [Schrodinger's Cat](/profiles/105285)          :


                 Comment 81 by Skeptic Jim> But don't fall for this kind of scare mongering from a new source that spends the rest of its time harassing single mothers and chasing dodgy plumbers down the street.> The facts are the facts.....regardless of who reports them. There's almost no totally unbiased news sources, so one has to discern what is fact and what is spin. So, any unreliability of the source does not alter the fact that Sharia law is being allowed to arbitrate Australian disputes.

Arguments are arguments, no matter how much you chose to misrepresent them by splitting them in half and quoting them out of context.

The crux of my argument was the part you conveniently (cowardly) omitted from your comment.

Any parties can choose to have a dispute mediated. Is it ok for you and your next door neighbour sign up to allow judge judy to arbitrate your dispute? If so, why isn't it ok for Muslim people to do the same?

Some western countries have given sharia courts legal jurisdiction. That's a real problem. That's something to talk about and expose. What's happening in Australia is not. It's a bunch of scare mongering and junk journalism.

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 09:46:16 UTC | #859368

Go to: Muslim Sharia Law In Australia

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As these "courts" are not recognised by the government, how is this any different to "Judge Judy's law"?

Judge Judy's court is not a real court. The rulings are only binding because the defendant and accuser sign a contract to say it will be binding in advance of recording the show.

Same thing here. What we're witnessing is nothing more than junk tabloid journalism.

I understand that sharia courts have been given real legal powers in some other countries and I am 100% against that. But don't fall for this kind of scare mongering from a new source that spends the rest of its time harassing single mothers and chasing dodgy plumbers down the street.

Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:30:18 UTC | #856194

Go to: 'Weasel' attack on Catholic spokesman in Hugh Dallas furore

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"In other news, 3rd World War is about to break out in the East"

No it isn't.

"...and Prince William is still set on marriage."

Who cares?

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 14:09:03 UTC | #556598

Go to: Prince Charles blames world’s ills on 'soulless consumerism' and Galileo

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This idiot is going to be our King soon.

Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:40:32 UTC | #478760

Go to: Moon's Water Comes in Three Flavors, Scientists Say

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"Until recently the moon was thought to be bone dry"

Last I checked the water they found was frozen which would mean the moon is still as dry as they thought it was before!

Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:40:00 UTC | #451843

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