Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Philippines to recognize Islamic law in Mindanao province?

Catholic World News - May 21, 2012

The government of the Philippines is apparently prepared to recognize the authority of shari'a law in the southern Mindanao province.

Government representatives have signed a joint declaration with leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), calling for an autonomous government in Mindanao. The declaration would furnish the basis for a peace agreement, ending the MILF's battle for independence. In the agreement, both parties promise to recognize religious freedom. But the accord also recognizes the authority of the Shari'a court system. The Islamic courts would hold jurisdiction only for Muslims, the agreement says.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($15,000 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,999.98
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Blessed Book of Beasts 6 hours ago
Weekend reading 15 hours ago
Frustrating the Moral Law 15 hours ago
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam 20 hours ago
An Appointment that Francis Should Withdraw August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8