April 3, 2008
Indonesian Lawyers Want Islamic Law Extended To Non-MuslimsTopics: Understanding Islam
Indonesian Muslim lawyers want a "cuddle ban":
Experts in sharia law, which currently applies only to Malaysia's majority Muslims, proposed at a seminar that there should be a civil law to deal with non-Muslims found committing the Islamic crime of khalwat, or close proximity, with a Muslim..... coming to a neighborhood near you, if you don't wake up and recognize creeping sharia - and stop it.
"The Muslims can be sentenced in sharia courts and the non-Muslim partners can probably be sentenced in the civil courts, to be fair to both parties," a senior Malaysian sharia-court judge told the Star newspaper.
Mohd Asri Abdullah, a sharia appeal-court judge, was quoted as saying the proposal would be forwarded to the Malaysia's chief lawyer, the attorney-general, for government consideration.
Posted by Abdul at April 3, 2008 8:51 PM
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