Sunday, 4 September 2011

Christians experiencing growing legal nightmare under “shari’a” in Islamic republics


Christians experiencing growing legal nightmare under “shari’a” in Islamic republics

via Christians experiencing growing legal nightmare under “shari’a” in Islamic republics – Pray for the Persecuted Church.
Christians in Islamic republics are experiencing a growing legal nightmare. Muslim shari’a law prohibits Christians testifying against Muslims in court.
As a result, in Pakistan and Iran, Christians are without rights in any court case involving a dispute with a Muslim. Likewise in criminal court, Muslims are guaranteed impunity for crimes committed against Christians. In Islamic republics, such impunity and legal discrimination has fueled persecution.
However, the resulting insecurity of non-Muslims is shrugged off by Islamic authorities. Such traditional dhimmitude or subjugation under Islam gives non-Muslims yet one more reason to embrace Islam.
As Islamic fundamentalism rises in such countries as Turkey and Egypt, which have not been Islamic republics, but are constitutionally secular states with a Muslim majority, the question of shari’a is ever in the forefront. Do Muslims have more rights? Under shari’a, they do — dramatically so. But in a secular republic, everyone is theoretically equal.

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