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The Westernizing Stench of Reform

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In October 2007, King Abdullah announced a $2 billion project to reform the judiciary, but the plan has faced resistance by the old guard in the system. In a letter published online in November 2012, a group of conservative judges wrote to the king and Justice Minister Mohammed al-Eisa attacking what they described as the “Westernizing stench” of reform. According to these judges, Sharia courts should remain solely in the hands of religious authorities without any government interference.

Looks like the new arbitration and mortgage laws might have problems…

Written by mokane

March 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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