Great news! Al-Beeb is disappearing. We're getting Auntie Beeb back!
Fair enough, I suppose,
...although I was intrigued by Ms Hussein's suggestion that "I want to change this law, because hitting is not human, and also it does not match with Sharia law," she told the BBC.
(Intrigued = Pissed Off in Advanced Vance.)
Would this be the same Sharia law that mandates the stoning to death of adulterers and hanging of homosexuals, for example?
Mandates? Doesn't it depend on which version of the law you're quoting?
Might this be the same Sharia Law that mandates "honor killings", that advocates whipping for those who drink and gamble, that allows husbands to hit their wives; that commands that a thief's hand be cut off?
Isn't it her point that the law is open to interpretation?
Forty lashes for wearing trousers is harsh but then again when it comes to Sharia, violence and inhumanity are central.
I'm sure you're right, though the Archbishop of Canterbury takes a different view.
Trying to sanitise the sheer awfulness of Islamic law by reducing it to whether trousers may be worn or not seems trivial to me.
Fecking al-Beeb. At it again.
Maybe Ms Hussein's employers - the UN - will issue a statement condemning this brutal system
Bit late for that. If you read the BBC story properly, she "has resigned from a UN job that would have given her immunity to take on the case."
maybe thinking that is just, well, pants?
Don't be too hard on yourself, David. I think we can all see that you are trying...
Sharia law isn't wrong on *everything* -
Admirably fair of you.
homosexuals *should* be hanged.
There's *more* here.