Posted: Jul 15, 2015 2:21 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
Arjan Dirkse wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
The largest Muslim country in the world is Indonesia, which does not have Sharia law.
Nor does India, Malaysia and plenty of other Muslims countries.

Unfortunately, Aceh in Indonesia is ruled by a pretty severe interpretation of sharia.

You missed an important bit of that Pew page:
Muslims differ widely as to whether sharia should be open to multiple understandings. While many say there is only one true interpretation, substantial percentages in most countries either say there are multiple interpretations or say they do not know

Sharia law is not the national law of Indonesia however. In fact Aceh is a special status province within the country and not at all representative for Indonesia as a whole.

Arjan Dirkse wrote:
And according to this pew poll, 72 % of Indonesian Muslims support making sharia the official law for the whole country.

According to Pew there's also a 50/50 divide among Muslims in Indonesia as to what Sharia actually is, so that's hardly a rigourous statistic.

Arjan Dirkse wrote:And some form of sharia also functions in Malaysia, although it only pertains to Muslims, not the non -Muslim residents.

Therefore irrelevant to Peter's scaremongering bullshit.