Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Recommended Reading

Excellent article on the problem of Islamic sharia law (with, somewhat surprisingly, only one relatively minor asymptotic spasm) by Andrew McCarthy at his perch, "The Corner", in National Review Online.

The asymptotic spasm in the essay happens where, after describing mainstream Islamic sharia (using copious quotes from the Sunni-certified manual of Islamic law known as The Reliance of the Traveler), McCarthy writes:

"It is not the construction of Islam that many Muslims in the West wish to live under."

At the very least, he could have inserted a "seem to" before the "wish" he is assuming to know -- through mind-reading, apparently -- about millions of variegated Muslims.

Still, all in all, a superb essay.

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