Sharia law codifies gender inequality and discrimination against non-Muslims.
The choice was never between democracy and authoritarianism, but between a secular authoritarianism flavored with Islam or a purely Islamist authoritarianism.
When last we met Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadeq Al-Ghariani, he was calling for a ban on a whole bunch of things involving women.
The Muslim Brotherhood was reportedly responsible for the destruction of a good deal of Cairo’s nightlife with a series of fires back in the day. Now it’s using the power of the law, not the gasoline can.
It’s not just that monsters like Fayhan al-Ghamdi exist in Saudi Arabia. They exist everywhere. But in the heartland of Islam, where Mohammed first began his crimes against women and little girls, they operate with the sanction of the state.