Under a dictatorship, crime is very easy to control by the simple expediant of lopping off the heads of or shooting, gassing, electrocuting or hanging every offender you catch.
Very effective, 0.0% rate of racividism, and a number of countries have worked it that way, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
The quote i gave stated
After…the implementation of Shariah law throughout the country, crime rates decreased dramatically while apparent feelings of personal safety and social order improved (Mourad, 1980 pp504-14) Other studies broadly support these conclusions. (Basha, 1979; Basanawi, 1984)
Comparative conducted by Western criminologists are largely consistent with the conclusions….
Adler (1983) lists Saudi Arabia among her 10 low crime rate nations.
These studies are in accord with the overall high sense of security and personal safety among Saudi citizens.(El-Sendiony, 1981)
On page 96, the book also states
This view appears to be shared by ordinary people in the kingdom….“Saudis credit the sharia with their low rate…”
As to Koranic law from which the civil laws are derived…. It sounds like the agenda of the Taliban. Islamic countries have a poor human rights record. Religion and politics are oil and water. They don’t mix well.
In my post I said
Former CIA agent Phillip Giraldi mentions.
There are more than 50 predominantly Muslim countries in the world, and, while most have elements of Shariah in their civil and family law, only two have it as their
criminal codes. They are Saudi Arabia and Iran
Scholar Sakeena Abdulraheem agrees with me (she is a woman):
“Muslim” countries but do not necessarily abide by the rights of women according to the teachings of Islam. This can be found in many countries throughout the world Muslim majority and non-Muslim majority one can find injustices throughout the world. What is important to keep in mind… is that all of the characteristics of the people you have encountered and the behaviors you have mentioned are not condoned or match the values and worldview, or capture the essence of Islam.
Correlation does not imply causation
If you want to disagree, then I think you may want to consider the heavy influence of secular laws in these countries.
Phillip Giraldi mentions
The countries that do not have Shariah as their criminal codes have modeled their laws on European and American models, some borrowing from Roman law and others from British common law.
Now is secularism to be blamed for the depressing of Muslim countries. Of course not.
Similarly, you cant blame Islam for their deteriorating conditions either.
Harvard law professor Feldmen has reserched sharia law and he doesnt think sharia is like a dictatorship
for most of its history, Islamic law offered the most liberal and humane legal principles available anywhere in the world. Today, when we invoke the harsh punishments prescribed by Shariah for a handful of offenses, we rarely acknowledge the high standards of proof necessary for their implementation. ...The extremes of our own legal system — like life sentences for relatively minor drug crimes, in some cases — are routinely ignored. We neglect to mention the recent vintage of our tentative improvements in family law. It sometimes seems as if we need Shariah as Westerners have long needed Islam: as a canvas on which to project our ideas of the horrible, and as a foil to make us look good.