August 21st, 2005

Sepia 1990

Juan Cole: Islamic Law Primary in Iraqi Constitution

Juan Cole reports ( on the Bushist regime's apparent support for a superstitious and abhorrent Iraqi theocracy rather than the 'democracy' they say they are bringing to Iraq. This is the sort of stuff that it seems isn't fooling some of the reactionary pundits.

Al-Hayat: In one of the major disputes outstanding between the Kurds and the Shiites, on whether Islamic law will be
the fundamental source or only one of the sources of Iraqi law, the Shiite religious parties appear to have won out. AFP reports that the reason for this is that the United States has swung around and begun to support the primacy of Islamic canon law.

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