Sharia Law in Pakistan
“May God protect this peace deal,” said Haji Javed, a shop owner from the Swat Region of Pakistan. Pakistan’s decision to impose Sharia Law in the North-West of the country as part of a peace deal may have received criticism from outside the country, but many people who live there have welcomed the move.
This blogger feels that the decision to “negotiate” with an extremist Taleban group, is a bad idea for three reasons, including the proximity of the region to Islamabad. While this blogger fears that this Sharia law will now continue to spread throughout the country.
Worth reading Anbar Raz, a campaigner who highlights the effect of the existing regime in Swat on women and girls. Over 100 schools for girls have been torched by militants.
But some Pakistanis recognise that following several failed attempts to overthrow militancy in the region, the government has been left with no choice but to give into extremists. Under such circumstances, the government “has played its cards correctly“. Accordingly to the Daily Times of Pakistan, the Sharia Law imposed in the area will a more moderate interpretation.
So is the divison of Pakistan the best way to battle a Taleban insurgency? And is Sharia law the price of peace in Pakistan?
Should you make money out of your death? That’s exactly what British reality TV star Jade Goody has said she will do for her sons as she continues to fight against terminal cancer. You might remember Jade from her rows with Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty a couple of years ago. This article feels that her decision to get as much publicity as she can before she dies is something we should admire her for. We maybe nearing a first reality TV death which has got me thinking about public suffering and how to die with dignity.
The Khmer Rouge
Three decades on and leaders of the Khmer Rouge have been put on trial for torturing over 16,000 people.This first known child survivor of the regime’s largest torture centre has spoken about his experiences. The Khmer Rouge has gone unpunished for crimes against humanity for years. Should you fight for justice however long it takes? Can you ever move on from history?