Fatwa Baby Outrageious as issuing a fatwa demanding the beheading of an author is, the circumstances suggest an even more outrageous bit of pandering is going on.
"Kola Boof, who is living in hiding in the U.S., was sentenced to death by beheading in a fatwa (Islamic ruling) issued by Sudanese diplomat Gamal Ibrahaim in London in late September."
London, when last I looked, was part of the civilized world and had a perfectly good judicial system. Why a) was Mr. Ibrahaim not tossed out of the country for breaching the basic rules of diplomacy or, b) arrested and charged with uttering threats?
But it goes on....
"The fatwa was issued after a shari'a (Islamic) court in London declared Boof guilty of "deliberately and maliciously bearing false witness against religious sentiment and of willing treason against her Arab Muslim father's people and against her nation, the
The so called court met in London....Surely an extra-judicial body meeting to utter sentences of beheading is illegal. Imagine if the IRA - real or otherwise - pronounced a kill order, in public, after a meeting of its elders. Surely the Brits would round up the boys and hold them at Her Majesty's pleasure.
At some point the West will simply have to tell the Muslims that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated. At least where the Western writ runs. And I rather thought it ran in London.