Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Thursday, January 15, 2004  

Hooray, freedom. Just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?

"Iraq's Governing Council on Wednesday defended its approval of a controversial family law that would make it possible to apply Islamic law - Sharia - instead of civil statute in domestic matters such as inheritance and divorce.

Opponents, mainly Iraqi women's groups, say the measure is a sop to Islamic clerics, who are holding up agreement on the national political process.

In a stunning display of blindness to reality,

Hamid Kifa'i, Governing Council spokesman, denied the text, which was approved with no announcement, was part of a political deal with clerics. 'It is not a concession to fundamentalists, we don't have fundamentalists in Iraq,' he said."

posted by lazarus | 16:59 | |
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