The article notes: “Strict Sharia law drastically reduces the rights of women, allows polygamy for men, forbids marrying non-Muslims and sanctions cruel penalties including stoning.”
Strict or lax, partial or comprehensive, the implementation of any Sharia is a slippery slope leading to still more of it. Islamic piety becomes a political bargaining chip, and any alleged lack of it becomes a liability that can destabilize a state: Supremacist, theocratic systems do not lend themselves to compartmentalization, and after all, the aim of jihad itself is to impose Islamic law. As such, any Sharia sets a precedent for a steady creep of more of it, as has been seen in Britain. For that matter, we have also seen in Britain that even supposedly “mild” Sharia poses problems with respect to equal treatment under the law, due to Sharia’s inherent defects in that regard.
Transfer that situation to Bosnia, with its history and its own supply of resident jihadists, and the potential for disaster multiplies exponentially.
“Bosnia: Muslim spiritual leader urges more Sharia law,” from AdnKronos International, August 17:
Sarajevo, 17 August (AKI) — Bosnia’s Muslim spiritual leader, Reiss-ul-Ulema Mustafa Ceric, has drawn strong criticism from moderate Muslims and from Bosnian Serbs, after he called for Islamic Sharia law to be incorporated into the Bosnian constitution.
Ceric made the controversial suggestion when he conducted Bosnia’s first Sharia mass wedding on Saturday in the central city of Zenica. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi reportedly paid for the weddings for the 20 couples and some 500 guests.
“In this exceptional place, in the exceptional city of Zenica, we are witnessing a magnificent event,” Ceric said. “I hope this is only the beginning and that we will have many such occasions in the years to come,” he added.
Ceric is no stranger to controversy, and his pronouncements often trigger a heated reaction.
In May, while visiting a Muslim community in Serbia’s Muslim-majority Sandzak region bordering Montenegro, Ceric said “no force could separate” Muslims in Serbia from those in Bosnia, which he has described as a homeland for Muslims.
Strict Sharia law drastically reduces the rights of women, allows polygamy for men, forbids marrying non-Muslims and sanctions cruel penalties including stoning.
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik reacted angrily to Ceric’s remarks, saying he was deliberately ignoring the presence of Serbs and Croats in Muslim-majority Bosnia.
Serbs are mainly Orthdox while Croats are Catholic Christians.
Ceric’s pronouncement concealed a Muslim drive to dominate the whole country, Dodik claimed….