(urth) This Week in Google Alerts: Home Fires

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Wed Apr 11 04:49:51 PDT 2012

On 4/11/2012 7:28 AM, António Pedro Marques wrote:
> From another angle: severed limbs and stoning is what you have in Iran or
> Saudi Arabia, two of the few countries which claim to base their laws on
> sharia. Now, if iranians or saudi arabians living in Europe claim for the
> introduction of sharia into the european legal systems, how come is an 
> end
> result of severed limbs and stonings a bogeyman? 

Because they'd probably have to stage a revolution to do so---a 
revolution which is not mentioned in HF. Whereas the bogeyman of today 
(or rather from a few years ago) is depicted as a creeping horror.

Why would people who have fled repression of any kind be so keen on 
recreating it in their new country?

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