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Very Little to Debate at 'Human Rights in Islam' Discussion
It is impossible for me to provide a complete account of the debate on "Human Rights in Islam: Just or Unjust?" that was held under the auspices of IslamNet, Norway's largest Islamic organization, on November 7, 2011. The "ideas" that were presented were utterly lacking in logic or intelligence, and the whole thing raced by very fast. It was almost impossible to keep up with it all: claims were made at a tempo out of another world, and were absolutely without substance. It was far more a revival meeting than a debate.
They delightedly applauded the chopping off of hands and feet. And they didn't raise an eyebrow when executions committed by family agreement were defended as a reasonable "human right in Islam."
You would be forgiven for thinking that we were in deepest Saudi Arabia, or in a long-ago century. Far from it. We were in an auditorium at Oslo University College, where our future was being hatched onstage. The place was packed, and the great majority of the young students were wearing clothes that identifed themselves as followers of the Prophet.
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