Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hopefully goal celebrations are Shariah compliant

From the Doha News --

“Therefore it is prohibited on all nurseries to celebrate with non-Islamic rituals as it violates the constitution of Qatar and violates the rules of the …law no. 1 of the year 2014.”

That's the conclusion of a letter from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to nurseries in the country providing guidance on the holding of children's Christmas parties.

This again illustrates a point that was also evident in our Kuwait post the other day. The overlap of the state with Islamic law in some Muslim countries means that the comfortable Tom Friedman-enabled narrative that is widely held among Very Serious People -- that the issues are only with a small number of extremists or with one country -- is just not true. The frame of reference is different, and that impedes conversation.

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