Don’t Fear Islamic Law
“MORE than a dozen American states are considering outlawing aspects of Shariah law. Some of these efforts would curtail Muslims from settling disputes over dietary laws and marriage through religious arbitration, while others would go even further in stigmatizing Islamic life: a bill recently passed by the Tennessee General Assembly equates Shariah with a set of rules that promote “the destruction of the national existence of the United States.”
Supporters of these bills contend that such measures are needed to protect the country against homegrown terrorism and safeguard its Judeo-Christian values. The Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has said that “Shariah is a mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States and in the world as we know it.”
This is exactly wrong. The crusade against Shariah undermines American democracy, ignores our country’s successful history of religious tolerance and assimilation, and creates a dangerous divide between America and its fastest-growing religious minority.
The suggestion that Shariah threatens American security is disturbingly reminiscent of the accusation, in 19th-century Europe, that Jewish religious law was seditious….”
This little peach is from an article last year (September 2, 2011) in the New York Times called Don’t Fear Islamic Law in America by Eliyahu Stern. (Click here to read the rest.)
While Noam Chomsky grumbles that the New York Times is a right wing paper, and most people think it’s centrist, the truth is clear that the paper is a leftist paper. Let it not be forgotten how the paper failed the world with neglect and outright lies concerning communist Russia and the holocaust. Do you want to trust its op-ed on sharia law?
Or do you want to go with the facts?
Sharia law is what “ignores our country’s successful history of religious tolerance and assimilation” and it creates a “dangerous divide.” Of course it threatens security- everyones! The left thinks it’s racist to criticize Sharia law, but Sharia law is racist, describing jews, christians, and non-Muslims as kuffar- unbelievers- and as apes and pigs.
It’s racist to support sharia or turn a blind eye toward it because it causes the misery and death of so many muslims. Real Islamophobia, in the sense of hating Muslims is supporting, accepting, allowing, excusing, or turning a blind eye to sharia law, not refusing to tolerate it. Since Islamic law causes untold misery and advocates torture and slaughter, only a person who hates Muslims is not afraid of Sharia law.
Is Newt Gingrich once again really more evil than the barbarians who think this is god’s law?