If This Is Multiculturalism, Forget It
[h/t to JC]
Update: For more insight into the evolution of Sharia, see the posting and links by Tom Palmer (no relation).
An important element of the counterattack against the jihadis and the promoters of “Islamist” tyranny (unfortunately referred to even in the essay by the misleading term “fundamentalists”) is the reclaiming of jurisprudence from the narrow, intolerant, violent, brutal interpretation they have given to the tradition of Islamic jurisprudence in recent decades: [He continues, quoting Ziauddin Sardar of the BBC]
The essence of the argument against the Sharia is much more than the fact that its interpretation and application is illiberal and contrary to contemporary ideas of human rights.
The fundamentalist position is that the Koran is the source of all legislation in Islam and therefore the Sharia is an immutable body of sacred law.
It is this concept itself that is now being challenged.