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Go to: Sharia courts conquer UK

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I have no problem with people and businesses utilizing private arbitration of whatever kind to resolve disputes, so long as they choose to be contractually bound by the rules and outcomes of the arbitrator and so long as the real courts do NOT give the force of law to illegal contracts. One cannot create an enforceable contract whereby one person permits another to commit a battery or "give" one's child in marriage before the child is of legal age, for example. The decisions of private arbitrators should never be a defense to violations of civil or criminal law.

I would guess that the would-be divorcees who submit to these courts do so in order to get the blessing of their families to proceed with the divorce. With the approval of the Sharia court, a Muslim woman has a chance to get a divorce and move on with her life. Without it, I suspect she is likely to be ostracized or worse. It seems to me to be similar to a Catholic seeking an annulment.

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:59:00 UTC | #389154

Go to: Creation

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I wonder what the great-great grandson can really offer. I wouldn't be much use on a film about my great-great grandparents.

Nonetheless, please tell me there is a US release planned in the fall also...?

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 19:20:00 UTC | #366674

Go to: Women told: 'You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself'

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In response to those who say "the problem is men," I would respond, as a feminist, that the problem is patriarchy. It is perpetrated by both men and women, and religion is one of its most important tools.

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 14:46:00 UTC | #340556

Go to: Oklahoma Legislature Investigates Richard Dawkins' Free Speech

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Clearly, there some crackpots in the Oklahoma Legislature, as there are in most state legislatures. Until some body that is more representative of the OK Legislature as a whole takes action, I wouldn't tar the entire legislature, nor the state of Oklahoma, with the embarrassing behavior of a couple of pandering idiots.

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:30:00 UTC | #337765

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