Islamophobia in the Great Plains: Kansas Governor Bans Shari'ah Law
Does anyone remember Sam Brownback? He was part of the failed bastion of Republicans who ran for President in 2008 (how long ago does that feel?), along with the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee. Except Brownback didn't even make it to the primaries.
So what exactly is Shari'ah law? Well, not everyone in the world follows the flawless legal code of the West. In Islamic culture, rights, court procedures and the resulting punishments are written in a different manner, pertaining to the values of the Qu'ran rather than our Judeo-Christian background. In essence, it's simply a different perspective on law and society; one that is much more intertwined with religion and its effects on morality and decency.
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