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Islamic Law and the Iraqi Constitution

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Islamic Law and the Iraqi Constitution

Islamic Law and the Iraqi Constitution

Islamic Law and the Iraqi Constitution

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Now that the elections in Iraq are over, the work of writing the Iraqi constitution can begin. A Shi'ite religious party will have the most representatives, raising some concerns that the constitution will be based on Islamic law. But commentator Anisa Mehdi says that basing the new constitution on the laws of Islam is a good idea.