Reading Respones #5

Reading Respones #5 - John Yim AAS 103 Professor Adunbi...

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John Yim AAS 103 Professor Adunbi November 10, 2011 Reading Response to Clarke’s “Fictions of Justice” Chapter 6 continues to explore the competing notions of justice and the controversies over interpretation in relation to the Sharia and Islamic law. The chapter explicates the trial of Safiya Hussaini and Amina Lawal and how they were found guilty of adultery and evidently sentenced to death. From a globalized, international perspective, the Sharia law is seen as a threat to the integrity of human rights and a vehicle for the abused of women; the underlying problem with them is whether or not the Sharia punishments is considered inhumane or an act of torture. The chapter consequently questions what constitutes the force of law in relation to punishment within religious and secular contexts. The chapter highlights the struggle within the Nigerian government in recognizing the legitimacy of the various forms of Islamic logic. The Sharia court first legitimized
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