A fatal police mistake?

Posted: August 13, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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It looks like the police might be questioning this story that we posted on a few days ago

Now it is the job of police to be suspicious but lets consider:

The Islamic scholar and ex-Muslim Ibn Warraq explains that all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence teach this: “Under Muslim law, the male apostate must be put to death, as long as he is an adult, and in full possession of his faculties….According to Hanafis and Shia, a woman is imprisoned until she repents and adopts Islam once more, but according to the influential Ibn Hanbal, and the Malikis and Shafiites, she is also put to death.”

My normal instinct is to give parents the benefit of the doubt, it’s a tough call, after all a parent can’t lose his parental rights due to his religion, that is a dangerous slope, but with the long history of honor killings and the fact that she is not a citizen the danger that they will leave or send the daughter away is large.

Will the publicaty prevent any violent action from the family? I don’t know. I still say time is the big thing here. This is the US legal system. If it gets strung out till the girl turns 18 under a year away then it will all be moot. If I was her lawyer that would be my plan.

Exit question: Let’s assume that she is returned to her parents. Would an attempt to leave the country with her be probable cause?

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