Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I see Sharia law raises its ugly head again in The Times today, with a Muslim 'scholar' denying that 'Islamic divorce' is biased against women. Even if this were so (and it patently is not), the point is that we cannot have two separate systems in one country. If one group of society wants to base its morals on a book of fantasy, whether it be the Koran, the Bible or Alice in Wonderland then that is their right, but they must still submit to the laws of the land. This is, of course, self-evident and I shall not therefore be wasting my time arguing it, any more than I would waste my time arguing with those other deluded souls who refuse to believe that men walked on the moon forty years ago today.