Friday, 31 July 2009

Strictly Bum Journalism

This BBC article epitomises the clueless political correctness of the Leftist mainstream media when it comes to reporting on Islam. It concerns the death of a jihadist leader in Nigeria. Mohammed Yusuf was the leader of the Boko Haram group, which has been wreaking havoc in the country over the last few days, starting riots that have killed hundreds. According to the BBC, the group "wants to overthrow the Nigerian government and impose a strict version of Islamic law."

Excuse me? A "strict version" of Islamic law? Does this mean that the BBC can point to a school of Islamic law that does NOT teach, for example, that apostates from Islam should be put to death? Can they point to any school that does NOT teach jihad against, and the subjugation of, unbelievers? What about a school that does NOT consider the selling of alcohol to be unlawful and a punishable offence?

Can the BBC name such schools or can't they? If they can't, then why are they referring to a "strict version of Islamic law"?

The reality is that all of the above must either be sanctioned by Islamic law - STANDARD Islamic law, not some aberrant "strict version" of it - or not. Anyone who knows of any school of jurisprudence that does not teach this "strict version" is welcome to let me know in the comments field or by email.

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