How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sharia?

You all know how my mind works by now so you won't be surprised that I find it rather ironic that there are Americans boycotting the Beverley Hills Hotel because it is owned by the Sultan of Brunei who has just introduced Sharia Law to his country.

On Sunday, the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs pledged to move its awards event for the Impact Awards from the Beverly Hills Hotel to another location.

“We cannot, in good conscience, support an entity that is controlled by an individual whose beliefs are in direct contradiction to ours," said the group's executive director, Keishia Kemp.

But surely an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is exactly what the state sanctioned execution of murderers is all about.

Full story at The Hollywood Reporter.


How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sharia? — 1 Comment

  1. A Venn diagram would reveal a large overlap of those boycotting properties owned by the Sultan of Brunei and those opposed to state sanctioned executions. That aside, in my mind, anything that brings to international consciousness the difference between being GLBT versus committing a murder, is a good thing (That is not to say that I support state sanctioned executions of convicted murderers.).