If you’re looking for self-immolation — not to mention self-parody — what better place to go than academia? And if you want the ultimate flagellation, go north, all the way across the border into the Land of the Loons.
Now that Tony Blair and Londoners seem to be getting a backbone, the University of Toronto has decided to sub for them. According to The Globe and Mail the law school has hired two professors to teach…to teach Shar’ia Law. According to the acting dean of the law school this is “part of a push for a more global focus that students are embracing.” Give.me.a.break. Can you hear the breathless quality of the dean’s statement?
|"The early indications are that students are going to be beating down the doors, and it's a testament to the timeliness of it, with Islamic fundamentalism in the news abroad and of course the sharia debate in Ontario just this last year bringing these issues close to home," Mr. Sossin says.|
However, there’s hope. Canada has its own International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada, and they’re agin it. Big time. Not only that, but the ICASC is supported by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. I’ll bet they are! Who knows better than Muslim women what a crock Shar’ia Law is? Inspired by a misogynist and viciously enforced by some of history's truly evil bigots, Shar’ia is not about law, it’s about obedience. What part of submission do those law students need to understand?
If they’re really going to go through with this farce, then the Code of Hammurabi ought to be a prerequisite for the Shar’ia classes. At least the students will get some real “global focus.”
Meanwhile, Ontario is still grappling with their Shar’ia Court. Some naked emperor was assigned to do a study and he came up with the brilliant idea that “why not…as long as you provide safeguards for the women and children…” No, I’m not making that up. Here’s the summation by the Globe:
|Marion Boyd, a former Ontario cabinet minister who works as a mediator, spent six months researching the issue before recommending that religious law keep a place in family arbitration as long as safeguards are built in to protect women and children.|
|The Boyd solution can work, according to Mr. Emon, who believes Islamic law is more open to interpretation than many realize...|
|"Islamic law is not just about these rules about cutting hands off thieves or discriminating against women. It's a living tradition in which jurists are trying to embrace and engage in active acts of interpretation," Mr. Emon says.|
Look on the bright side: if this guy is teaching he’s less likely to be out bombing things. Just squint your eyes until you can see this correctly.
Hat tip: Eurabia Update