The PTI chairman said that there was no concept of welfare states in Europe and that they had taken this concept from the Muslim world. “They formed all the Scandinavian states based on this concept. They call it Omar’s law there. We need to bring our culture back to our own land.”
Partial knowledge is a very dangerous thing and I’m surprised a Westoxicated future leader of Pakistan is peddling pure crap. Also interesting the needs to justify European accomplishment as somehow stemming from Islam. Perhaps Omar’s right and its all going to shit but its seems Pakis need to get their acts together; I don’t know how any European or Westerner who will take such statements or leaders seriously.
The predecessor of the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman was the Office of Supreme Ombudsman (“Högste Ombudsmannen”), which was established by the Swedish King, Charles XII, in 1713. Charles XII was in exile in Turkey and needed a representative in Sweden to ensure that judges and civil servants acted in accordance with the laws and with their duties. If they did not do so, the Supreme Ombudsman had the right to prosecute them for negligence. In 1719 the Swedish Office of Supreme Ombudsman became the Chancellor of Justice. One inspiration to the Supreme Ombudsman may have been the Turkish Diwan-al-Mazalim which appears to go back to the second Caliph, Umar (634-644) and the concept of Qadi al-Qadat. However, the current predecessor of ombudsman institutions, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman, is based on the concept of separation of powers as developed by Montesquieu, which has a western origin and roots in the Enlightenment. The Parliamentary Ombudsman was established in 1809 by the Swedish Riksdag, as a parallel institution to the still-present Chancellor of Justice. The Parliamentary Ombudsman is the institution that the Scandinavian countries subsequently molded into its contemporary form, and which subsequently has been adopted in many other parts of the world.
Imran Khan 0 / Pakistani Muslim yuppie PTI voter -1 / Sweden 1