SHARIA law has been in the headlines for the past few months, with Islamic State fighters expanding their territory in Syria, anti-terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane, and Jacqui Lambie’s calls for the burka to be banned.
Even the term ‘sharia’ can conjure fear, with many considering it a threat, and others convinced there is a plot to overthrow the Australian constitution to replace it with the Islamic code of law.
Clearly many have a problem with sharia – so what exactly does it involve? What does it really say about crime and punishment? Is it oppressive to women?
Here’s one view.
AND seemingly a misunderstanding of what Sharia law means.