Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times
If anyone was not conviced completely about the paramount need for Separation of Mosque-Church and State, this video clip should do the trick for him or her. In this interview Munawar Hasan the leader of the largest religio-political party in Pakistan is perfectly comfortable in denying rape victims any forensic evidence and keeping them in jail, if they are unable to produce four eye witnesses.
In this interview, one of the most learned scholars and proponent of Sharia says that if a woman is raped and does not have four male witnesses, regardless of other circumstances, she should better be quiet.
The learned scholar does not suggest how the victim should negotiate with the potential witnesses before the legal hearing in presence of strict Purdah requirements, to make sure that they are not going to deviate from their testimony.
Such lack of insight and empathy should send shivers down the spine of every sensitive human being!
All the moderate Muslims may be better off under any Western law rather than such medieval understanding of Sharia Law.
My apologies to the English readers, for the video clip is in Urdu. You will need to find an Urdu translator.
Munawar Hasan is also completely unable to conceptualize that he may not have the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran.
The non-Muslims should, however, recognize that Islam and Muslims are not monolithic and there are moderate and reasonable voices in Islam as well.
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