Islamic Justice: Muslim Blood Superior to Infidel Blood

Arguing that Muslim blood is more precious than infidel blood, Muslim clerics in and out of Sudan are outraged because a Sudanese court has condemned a Muslim man to death -- simply because he murdered American Diplomat John Granville on January 1, 2008. A 2009 report offers context: The court had sentenced the men [originally four] to death in June for killing Granville and his driver in January 2008, but the sentence was cancelled in August after [his Muslim driver] Abbas's father forgave the men. Under Islamic law, the victim's family has the right to forgive the murderer, ask for compensation (fedia) or demand execution. Granville's mother, Jane Granville, at the time had asked for the men's execution, but her letter was rejected because it was not notarized. The judge said the sentence was confirmed because Granville's family, from Buffalo, in northern New York State, had requested it. Then, in 2010, the four men convicted of murder, in the words of the U.S. State...(Read Full Post)

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