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In Search of Islamic Justice

The most recent episode of Legally Speaking welcomes human rights lawyer Sadakat Kadri to discuss his 2012 book, Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari’a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World.

Kadri began research for Heaven on Earth in 2008 in an effort to trace the evolution of Shari’a Law. He says the first half of his book is a history of the origins of Shari’a Law, while the second half takes you on Kadri’s journey through Syria, Pakistan, Egypt, and other countries in search of the modern interpretations of Shari’a Law, which he discovered has changed radically in the last forty years.

Click the image to watch “In Search of Islamic Justice-Legally Speaking” to learn more about Kadri’s distinctions between religious law and criminal law within the Shari’a.

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Salman Rushdie: A Life in Hiding

What’s it like to wake up and discover there’s a target on your back? That’s what happened to author Salman Rushdie when he was condemned by Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini after the release of his 1988 book “The Satanic Verses.”

Rushdie recently visited UC San Diego to share details from his subsequent life in hiding, the subject of his new autiobiography “Joseph Anton: A Memoir.” During his fascinating conversation with Seth Lerer, dean of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego, Rushdie also addresses the infamous anti-Islamic video that sparked riots across the Middle East.

Watch Salman Rushdie – Revelle Forum.