В защиту шариата

На этой неделе исламский суд в провинции Фунтуа (штат Катсина), расположенной в северной части Нигерии отклонил апелляцию женщины, осужденной за внебрачную связь. Ее адвокаты, скорее всего, подадут апелляцию по вынесенному судом решению в верховный шариатский суд и, если будет необходимо, в Верховный Суд Нигерии. Однако если приговор суда Фунтуа останется в силе, Амина Лаваль будет забросана камнями сразу после того, как отнимет от груди свою маленькую дочь.

Напряженные отношения между мусульманами и христианами - явление повсеместное, однако, нигде они не накалены до такой степени, как в Нигерии - самой густонаселенной стране с практически одинаковым по численности христианским и мусульманским населением. Конфликтным вопросом в мусульмано - христианских отношениях является шариат или мусульманское религиозное право.

Распространение исламского закона в Нигерии (с конца 1999 года десять из тридцати шести штатов приняли шариат в качестве публичного закона) вызвало шумный протест против предписываемых им строгих мер наказания, включая лишение воров конечностей и забрасывание камнями женщин, признанных виновными в супружеской измене.

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