Bangladesh has a secular legal system, like America and most governments that work. Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh doesn't seem to like that. They'd rather have Islamic law in Bangladesh.
A Country Ruled by Religious Law: What Could be Wrong With That?I suppose that, in theory, a country could be ruled by a set of religious leaders, using a law that enforced their religious preferences. But the track records of Sudan and Saudi Arabia don't make the idea look appealing. At all.
Particularly for Islam, where it looks like each area get to decide what Islam really means, there's entirely too big a risk for religious law to enforce the preferences, quirks, and phobias of whoever is in charge.
Some of the more colorful examples of what to expect from Islamic law:
- Teacher sentenced for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed
- An old doctor to 1,500 lashes because a Saudi princess demanded that he get her drugs
- It's okay to kill network owners, as long as they're immoral - in the opinion of a chief Saudi judge
- Visitors to the country aren't allowed to bring in dangerous things like
- Edged weapons
- Women should only use one eye at a time when outside - according to a prominent Saudi cleric
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