Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Islamic Law and "Human Rights"

The big brains over at Power Line are trying to pick a fight with the Human Rights Center at "The U" over its new Islamic Law and Human Rights Program and it does not appear that the good folks at the HRC want to play.

To be honest, I am not sure where the intersection of Islamic Law and Human Rights is, or if it exists. Will the Human Rights Center have forums on free speech in the Muslim world? Will they discuss female genital mutilation in the Muslim world? How about the Muhammed cartoon uproar? Maybe they could invite Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff? Or Ayaan Hirsi Ali? I have my doubts. While the U's program may have a lot of potential, anyone who thinks it will actually generate an honest and open debate about Islamic Law and human rights is simply naive.