Terms such as “sharia” and “caliphate” have important meanings to Muslims quite different from the distorted connotations they often carry in the west. The aim of Islamic law, contrary to popular belief, is not punishment by death or amputation of body parts. It is to create a peaceful and just society, with Islamic scholars over centuries citing its core aims: the freedom to practise religion; protection of life; safeguarding intellect; maintaining lineage and individual rights. This could be the basis for an Islamic bill of rights.It could be the basis for an Islamic bill of rights—yet somehow, in 14 centuries, this has not occurred.
Scott Burgess has more on this astounding example of mainstream media dhimmitude: Guardian Editor Seamus Milne: Safe in the New Caliphate.