Monday, December 02, 2013

Today, they get one hour per week at the pool. Tomorrow, people will be stoned for watching TV

I guess any religious accommodation of Muslims is what counts as "creeping Shariah" these days.

Obscure fact: In Syria, student's examination cannot be scheduled on a Saturday. The rule was intended to accommodate the ridiculously small remaining community of Syrian Jews. It was also a propaganda tool for Hafiz Assad (father of the current President) to claim that he was anti-Zionist but not anti-Jewish. I wonder if Hafiz was aware that he was aiding "creeping rabbinical law" in Syria.