The Deadman Night Rider

A forum for evening students of the SMU Dedman School of Law and other outlaws..

Friday, February 03, 2006

The necessary man

Here's an article from Slate pondering the implications of the victory of Hamas in the recent Palestinian elections. The big question mark is how far Hamas will go in keeping their promise to impose sharia law--will they ban alcohol, enforce the hijab, etc.? Here's a joke that's supposedly making the rounds:

With fundamentalist Hamas in charge, all police stations in the Palestinian Authority are being shut down. From now on, all complaints will have to be filed directly to God.

George Will (I think it was George Will) made the point that Iraq was desperately in need of two men: a George Washington and a Thomas Jefferson. It seems to me, though, that before the Islamic world is going to see any real progress, the man they really need is a Martin Luther.


Post a Comment

<< Home