Ever since the Oslo attack there has been a lot of talk about “Sharia” law in the West, mainly because the psychotic killer used these kind of words in his deranged manifesto. However now it looks like the conversation is joined by the ones who want to initiate sharia into western countries, and they make their case heard, advocating sharia rule of the land.
They mention how sharia can help eliminate problems of alcohol (by forbidding any use of any alcohol), reducing prostitution (Muslim females who are prostitutes can be killed, non Muslim prostitutes are the same as anything non Muslim and can be used in any which way a Muslim wants) and also reducing drug abuse, which is a little unclear because so much of the global drug industry is based in Arabia, and many Muslim countries have issues with traditional drug use.
I thought it could be nice to look at live examples of sharia run countries and see how well they fare, how has sharia benefited those countries and their contribution to the world in terms of technology, art, medicine and literature.
Here are some countires that use striket shaira law, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Mauritania, Oman, Pakistan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia.
Just to check with the stats of infant mortality rate (per 1,000 lives) here is the rating of those 8 countries, Afghanistan leads the global list for infant mortality in the last 3 years with 144 lives lost (and those who talk about the war, 10 years ago the number was 155 so the numbers are actually down), Bahrain is at #49 with under 10 infants, Iran #115 with 32, Mauritania #163 with 73, Oman #72 with 16, Pakistan #163 with 76, Yemen #165 with 65 and Saudi Arabia at 85 with 20 deaths. So it seems that Oman and Saudi Arabia are the best of those countries, I wonder if money has anything to do with it, since they can but western physicians help in keeping hospitals and babies safe (meaning that the work of lowering death rates is done by non sharia personal).
On the GDP rating, Saudi Arabia does come in at number 23 and Oman at 79, not bad spots, however bare in mind that those countries are rich in oil, and they do not need much more than the pumps to get the black gold out of the soil to get paid.
Lets look at the Nobel laureates by country rating, and check these countries. Afghanistan and Bahrain are not on the list, Iran has 2 winners, Mauritania is not on the list and so are Pakistan & Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, meaning the for all these nations only 2 Nobel laureates in total, ever.
So based on this quick look at sharia run countries, who does it help and how to have sharia as a law system, as a way for a nation to conduct itself, its no good for babies, not good economically unless you got land that is rich in oil (but that will also run out one day) and it is surely not helping out global progress. Maybe the only ones who actually profit from sharia are the ones that enforce it.