Posted by: tristar3research | February 16, 2009

Islamic law to be imposed in parts of Pakistan

There goes the neighborhood! Sorry, but Islamic law is not giving human rights to women and is unlikely to provide an uplift to Pakistan or Afghanistan and will simply radicalize these countries. The CT record shows a disturbing degree of derivative repression from suppression of women’s righs to abuse of children to an unwillingness to engage the world with awareness of the challenges that face us all.

AP reports that the Pakistan government agreed to implement Islamic law across a large swath of northwest Pakistan on Monday in a concession aimed at pacifying a spreading Taliban insurgency.The decision was announced after talks with a pro-Taliban group from the Swat Valley, a one-time tourist haven in the northwest where extremists have gained sway through brutal tactics including beheadings and burning girls schools. Officials gave few details on the what kind of Islamic or Shariah law they were planning to implement in Malakand region, which includes Swat, but said laws that do not comply with Islamic texts had been suspended effective from Monday.”This was the peoples’ demand. There was a (legal) vacuum,” said Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti, saying the change would not violate the constitution – which stipulates a secular legal system – or human rights in the region.

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