As far as Sharia supremacists are concerned, Sharia is justice, no matter how unjust it may appear to the unaided eye. “Malaysian Christian lawyer barred from Shariah courts,” from the BBC, March 17 (thanks to Twostellas):
A Christian lawyer in Malaysia has failed in her attempt to be allowed to practise in the Muslim Shariah courts.
Victoria Jayaseele Martin said she wanted to appear for non-Muslim clients fighting in such courts, to provide them with fairer representation.
An increasing number of cases heard in the Islamic courts involve both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Malaysia runs two parallel legal systems.
The civil courts cater to its non-Muslim citizens while the Islamic system decides issues affecting the fate of the country’s Muslim majority….
Ms Martin’s lawyer, Ranjit Singh, said it was difficult for non-Muslims to find legal counsel, who may not want to defend cases that conflict with their own faith.
One of the lawyers for the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council, Mr Abdul Rahim Sinwan, said it was “not a problem” for non-Muslims to find Muslim lawyers to defend them.
“It goes one step further because it’s a question of faith. Because when the Muslim holds the opinion held by the judge, it’s a question of faith, in which non-Muslims doesn’t (have it),” he said.
The BBC’s Jennifer Pak says he added that there was a “misunderstood perception that non-Muslim cannot find justice in the Shariah court”, calling it a “fallacy.”…
Of course! Sharia mandates a second-class status for non-Muslims, but why should that mean that they can’t find justice?