In a recent CNN interview on Nov 18th, 2016 Kayleigh McEnany, Trump surrogate and political commentator, quoted Andrew Mccarthy (a National Review columnist) as an “Academic” source for her statement “…that 90% of the Quran is a legal document and is Shariah…”
1st: Andy McCarthy is former prosecutor and has no academic study of Islam under his belt.
2nd: The numbers dont lie. Look at these two slides from a recent lecture I gave on Case studies in Islamic law. Out of the 6236 verses of the Quran, less than 9% are about law or legal issues.
When analysing a typical work of Islamic “law”, we can see that 65% of it is not even “law,” instead it is personal custom and devotion.
If we took the 35% of Islamic legal compendiums dealing with contracts, family law, and state power as a derived from the Quran, that would…
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