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(Christian Post) – Reports that Iraq ‘s draft constitution could give Islamic law a powerful role in society have sparked strong reactions by Christian and women’s groups, who fear the move will greatly curb religious and women’s rights. Last week, dozens of women gathered at a busy intersection in Baghdad , handing out flyers to passing motorists and pedestrians and waving banners that read, “We want to be equal to everybody. We refuse to be second-class citizens.”
According to the Washington, DC-based Voice of America, the demonstration was in response to reports that Shi’ite Muslim members of the committee drafting Iraq ‘s new constitution were pushing for Islam to be the major source for law in Iraq . …[Go To Full Story]