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Brunei delays enforcement of shari'a law

Catholic World News - April 22, 2014

The imposition of Islamic shari’a law in Brunei has been delayed “due to unavoidable circumstances,” the government of the sultanates has announced.

The AsiaNews service reports that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is a strong supporter of shari’a law, and is committed to making the Islamic code the official law of the Asian land. Shari’a will take effect sometime soon, authorities said, without explaining the temporary reprieve.

Bishop Cornelius Sim, the top Catholic leader in Brunei, said that the Christian minority would need to make a “creative” response to the arrival of Islamic law.

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Apr. 23, 2014 3:52 PM ET USA

    Creative response = MAKE TRACKS!

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