Chicago Journal of International Law


When one now mentions the word "terrorist," it conjures up stereotypical images of bearded Middle Eastern men desirous of martyrdom. While this is indeed unfortunate, it raises the issue of what more can be done to curb terrorism and other crimes against humanity arising from or occurring in predominantly Muslim countries. Many commentators may choose to target Muslim countries' varying degrees of application of Islamic law as a roadblock on the path towards world peace and prosperity. This Development will address whether international jurisdiction in general, and the ICC in particular, are compatible with Islamic law. Part II will deal with the compatibility of Islamic law with modern international law. Subpart A will examine the contemporary rules of international jurisdiction, while Subpart B will consider the issue under the lens of Islamic law. Finally, Part III will analyze the ICC and its relevance to Islamic law countries.