Radical Muslims are fighting around the world to institute Sharia law, with its institutionalized oppression of non-Muslims — dhimmitude. A new glimpse at what a Sharia state would look like comes from Kuwait, where “an Islamist parliamentarian has said he was coordinating with other MPs to ban music education at schools in Kuwait as ‘anti-Islamic and a waste of time’.” This from News.com.au, with thanks to Nicolei.
In Islam Unveiled I explore some elements of the Islamic legal tradition that lead radical Muslims today to consider music sinful. Here is more confirmation that what I was writing about wasn’t ancient historical, or some eccentric invention of the Taliban.
“MP Daifallah Buramia al-Mutairi, in a statement received today, said he could submit such a proposal to parliament, which is due to start a debate on the emirate’s education policies next week.
“‘Music lessons use up the students’ time without any benefit. Parents do not send their children to learn how to play music, but for useful scientific education that is good for them and for their nation,’ the MP said.
“Mutairi was a medical doctor before he was elected to parliament for the first time in July’s general elections, backed by his tribe for his religious views. Arguing that music contravened Islam, Mutairi said he would propose substituting music lessons with Islamic education.”