Saturday, March 28, 2015

Due process in Islam

Remember, the United States has a very different form of due process.

That's because the United States values individual life very highly.

The United States Constitution has its' own version of due process.  It is found in the fifth amendment to this precious document.

The fifth amendment is one sentence, but I broke it up into separate clauses to make it easier to read.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime,

unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury,

except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger;

nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;

nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,

nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;

nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.