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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Candidate for Governorship of Virginia tries to introduce sharia punishments in place of US constitution

Shouldn't there be a queue of protestors demanding a ban on Cuccinelli's attempt to introduce sharia law into Virginia? After all, the mission of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force is to oppose the implementation of "radical, barbaric and anti-Constitutional" Shariah law in Virginia.

It's funny, though: homosexual acts between consenting males in private became legal (where they ARE legal) in a very non-intuitive sequence. I mean, who would have guessed that Islamic Turkey legalised homosexuality in 1858, and it has never been illegal in Muslim Mali (though there is widespread homophobia there)? Or that England legalised it in 1967, Canada in 1969, Scotland in 1981 but the USA not until 2003? Or (my personal favourite because Israel is always being compared favourably with its Muslim neighbours over its treatment of gays) that Israel only legalised it in 1988 while Jordan did so in 1951? (And thus the Occupied West Bank, whose legal code derives from that of Jordan, legalised homosexual acts 37 years before Israel - LOL.)

1 Comments:

At 04 April, 2013 17:05, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Politicians end up doing any darn thing they feel like. Right now some religious groups seem to have a lot of push, so more 'moral' laws are being processed in many states.

 

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