Find this long reflection about the Sharia, on LLRX.com.
By Andrew Grossman. He is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer who served in Seoul, Abidjan, London, Tehran, Algiers and Geneva. He holds the degrees of B.A. in Economics (Clark), LL.B. (Columbia), M.A. in L.I.S. (University College London) and of Licencié en droit européen et international, Maître & Docteur en droit (Louvain) and he is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars. He lives in London where he writes on private international law issues, especially in the fields of personal status, insolvency and tax. His most recent article is “‘Islamic land’: Group Rights, National Identity and Law”, to be published in the September 2002 issue of UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law. A collection of materials relating to European nationality issues and supplementing those in his forthcoming book Compilation des lois sur la nationalité des pays et territoires européens et guide de recherche juridique is online at http://www.uniset.ca. His previous contributions to LLRX are Towards Cooperation in Access to Foreign Primary Law and Finding the Law: the Micro-States and Small Jurisdictions of Europe. (See all on LLRX.com, published August 01, 2002, Updated August 11, 2002).