Cars may not be in Islamic law, but they may be in shar'ia law. IIRC, and I may be wrong here, shar'ia law is developed throughout time in response to the needs of society. So any given country's shar'ia law may be different from Koranic law, and from the shar'ia law of another Muslim country. If anyone knows differently, please correct me.
posted on 05/29/2003 11:47:15 AM PDT
"Cars may not be in Islamic law, but they may be in shar'ia law. "
Actually, most muslim countries allow women to drive, except countries like Saudi Arabia, which force women to wear the kind of veil that Ms. Freeman wants to freedom to wear here.
Acutally part of Saudi Arabia's circular logic on this point is as follows.
1. Women must wear veils b/c of Sharia
2. Veils make it more dangerous for women to drive a car because they can reduce peripheral vision.
3. However, we will not allow women to leave their homes w/out the veil.
4. Therefor women can't drive.
posted on 05/29/2003 11:56:35 AM PDT
("He who is compassionate to the cruel, ends up being cruel to the compassionate." Jewish sage)
So any given country's shar'ia law may be different from Koranic law, and from the shar'ia law of another Muslim country.
Kinda make it up as you go, hmmm, fits some churches too.
I have seen ME women interviewed that have stated that women is Saudi Arabia are not permitted to drive, but there are other ME countries where they can. Not all ME countries adhere to the same laws.
But, besides all that Ms Fuller may be of Syrian descent, but she is American as apple pie, one trying to get over on the system. She has no foreign accent what so ever. Speaks perfect english. They need to boot her right out of the courtroom after making her pay for court cost and whatever other financial burden is incurred by the state.
posted on 05/29/2003 12:51:32 PM PDT
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