12 December 2008

De Rechten van de Mens: een bedreigde soort?

I just came from an interesting discussion at De Balie in Amsterdam with Maurits Berger, Professor of Islam in the Contemporary West at Leiden University, holder of the Sultan of Oman Chair of Oriental Studies.

4 comments:

Kate said...

and?

philip said...

Someone please translate the question.
Not Kate's, but the one in Dutch.
Thanks.

RobertNL said...

In Anglo-saxon translation the question is: Human Rights, a threatened 'animal type'?

Kate said...

An endangered species. He means that the acceptance of shari'a law and intolerance, discrimination and sexism implicit in Islam denies those people the rights that other Westerners have. Also referring to the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights, translation here:
http://tiny.cc/95c9J