“According to Islamic law specialist Abed Awad, bans on sharia law are actually unconstitutional. Sharia law, like any foreign law or other religious law, is to be used as ‘parol evidence’ or ‘extrinsic evidence’ and provide cultural context for a ruling,” writes Rahel Gebreyes in The Huffington Post.
Why then are states passing laws to ban sharia?
See a discussion here: “The Unfortunate Consequences Of Banning Sharia Law”
AFKTravel has a photo essay about the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
Said to be the seventh largest mosque in the world, it cost some $12 million and was completed in 1993.
The photo shows the top of the 60-story minaret, where there’s a laser light shining the way toward Mecca.
(Photo used with permission)
According to the Associated Press, the Supreme Court indicated yesterday (25 February 2015) it will side with a Muslim woman who didn’t get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company’s dress code to her job interview.
“More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend,” Reuters reports.
The response? Norwegians said they’d form a peace circle around an Oslo mosque next weekend.
This is how civilized humans react to intolerance. Bravo!