Hypocrisies

As a Muslim, I do not care what the media says, but I do care what the Qur’an and our religion teaches. National laws may be silent on certain ethical matters, but our religion is not. The major sins are well codified and, furthermore, well known. This sudden redefinition of ethics in defence of a purveyor of religion fool no one. Justice does not work that way. If in doubt, just consult what our Prophet — peace be upon him — is reported to have said, when relatives of a noble woman appealed on her behalf in a case of theft: “The people before you were destroyed because they used to inflict punishments on the poor and forgive the rich.” If journalists are hypocrites for reporting the questioning of magistrates, that is none of my concern. But as for our own hypocrisy, in redefining the major sins in defence of a loved one? That is something else entirely.

 

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