Posted by: becketfund | September 6, 2006

Somalia: Union of Islamic Courts Demands an Islamic Constitution

Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu) reports that the Union of Islamic Courts, the body in control of the militia which has taken over the Somali capital, has indicated it will only accept an Islamic constitution for the country.  On September 6, the Union stated that it does not intend to compromise with the Somali federal government on this issue, and pledged to govern Somalia with Shari’a law.  Rahman Mohomood Jinikow, vice-chairman of the Union, stated that “[A] secular constitution, whether it is democratic or any other, is never fair and right.”

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