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Mathias Rohe on legalistic Islamism as a threat in Germany

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On July 21, Mathias Rohe, law professor, Islamic scientist an founding rector of the EZIRE, elaborated on the media platform tagesschau.de on the handling of legalistic Islamism in Germany.

He stresses, that many positions in Islamic Law on physical punishment, that are being advocated by legalistic-islamistic groups like the Furkan-Community, are theologically hardly reasonable nowadays: “The majority of Muslim coined countries have abolished the draconian physical punishments. This is indeed justifiable on the basis of sharia argumentations, if the Islamic Law is read as a dynamic subject.”

Next to the criticsm of legalistic-islamistic aspirations, Rohe also issues a warning about generalizations: “If for example, the use of the word sharia alone counts as a suspected case, this would be overstated. For sharia can also imply: pray, lent, hence simply the use of the freedom of regligion.”