The Case For Banning Sharia Law In America

 

November 13,  2011

The Case for Banning Sharia Law in America

By JanSuzanne  Krasner

The  incompatibility of Islamic sharia law with secular courts stems from the  underpinning of Islamism — the unyielding union of the laws and punishments of  the Qu’ran and Hadiths with the country’s legal and political system.   Sharia law is the legislation of these religious and criminal rules, which rejects America’s  constitutional secularism and legal penalties.

The  Qu’ran commands Muslims to change secular laws to conform to sharia, eventually  establishing Islamic law worldwide.  Islamic courts want their fatwas to  supersede the civil and criminal laws, untying Muslims from civil secular  courts.

The  facts reveal that in 2008, when the first sharia court was recognized in the  U.K., within one year, over 85 recognized sharia courts were established within  the U.K.’s Tribunal Court system.  The problem with this rapidly spreading  dogma is that several of these courts have issued some fatwas that are  completely incompatible with British and European law.

As  Islam is a male-dominated ideology, the laws of the Qu’ran make half of its  devotees, its female population, second-class citizens.  This inequality  has drawn recent attention to the need for additional British legislation to  rein in these courts so they abide by British law.

It  appears that once any legal system opens its doors to Islamic law, that door  will be hard to close…and eventually, the only thing missing will be a  parallel Islamic government.

But  even with this reality in front of Americans, there are still many who insist  that our laws will prevent such circumstances from ever occurring in the U.S.   And because of this nonchalant attitude, there are numbers of people, both  Muslim and non-Muslim, who believe that sharia law is not a threat to non-Muslim  Americans or to the Western liberal democratic rule of law.

Sharia  Law Is in the U.S.

The  possibility that Muslim-only towns and urban enclaves could be created in the  U.S. seems unimaginable to most Americans, but it already is a reality.   Just travel 150 mile northwest of New York City to the woods of the  western Catskills, and you will find Islamberg, a private Muslim community  founded in 1980 by Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani.  Sheikh Gilani is  said to be one of the founders of Jamaat al-Fuqra, a terrorist organization  believed to be responsible for dozens of bombings and murders in the U.S. and  abroad.

Islamberg  is only one of twenty to thirty Muslim-only communities and training compounds  that this Pakistani group supports through Muslim affiliates in America.   This radical group has purchased land in isolated areas close to city  networks and infrastructure.  Jamaat al-Fuqra now has sites in Alabama,  Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania,  California, Washington, Colorado, Michigan, and Illinois, as well as Canada,  Venezuela, and Trinidad.

The  sharia debate in the U.S. is heating up as more and more Americans are reacting  to lawyers requesting rulings based on sharia law, and local judges agreeing to  make them.  This has happened in a New Jersey divorce  case, a Maryland child custody case, and  most recently in a Florida property case.  These cases are now a precedent  for other American-Muslim communities.  In addition, according to the  Center for Security Policy study that was published in May 2011, there are  actually over fifty Appellate Court cases from 23 states that all involve conflicts between sharia law and American state  law.

There  are numbers of Muslim community leaders challenging the delicate line between  religious freedom and the laws against state religion by petitioning in favor of  living under sharia law.  The moment one court allows the establishment of  an independently ruled enclave, others courts in liberal cities across the  nation will petition for the same opportunity.

Another  example of efforts to usurp the Constitution are the actions of the global  Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), whose main agenda is to have “hate  speech” laws enforced against anyone who criticizes Islam.  And,  unfortunately, there are those determined to enforce sharia on their own who  attack and murder any nearby dissenters.  The Qu’ran justifies and protects  these people’s violence by declaring that it is blasphemous to mock or degrade  any component of Islam.  According to sharia law, such activity is  punishable by death.

It  is this ongoing effort to shut down public criticism of Islam that presents the  gravest danger to America — one that the Muslim Brotherhood and its Salafist  organizations regard as key to limiting individual rights over the rights of the  community.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with  other Islamic activist groups, continues to push back, often with demonization  of character and follow-up lawsuits.  Recently, intimidation and character  assassination have been used against U.S. politicians who question Islamism or  want hearings on issues relating to radical Islamic terrorism, along with those  Congressmen who introduce state legislation to ban all foreign  law.

Preventing  Sharia through Legislation

The  Court of Appeals is the system used to review lower court decisions and believed  by some to be the stopgap against foreign law, including sharia, from entering  our legal system.  However, some Islamic cases that have reached the  Appellate Court for review have retained the sharia rulings even in the face of  sharia’s contradiction to American civil law.

The  U.S. is heading towards dangerous territory if its citizens buy into the  twisting of constitutional amendments.  Indeed, what everyone really needs  is the interpretations of the laws as they are written in order to prevent the  encroachment of Islamism into the court system.

The  establishment of sharia courts within the arbitration laws is a leading  objective of every peace-loving, kindhearted, moderate male Muslim.  I have  asked several male American Muslims whom I know, some living very happily in my  community and in the U.S., what their one greatest wish is.  The answer is  always the same: “Everyone should be a Muslim.”

The  line must be drawn in states’ legislatures, not in the courts.  It is  imperative that we recognize the differences between the religion of Islam and  the ideology of Islamism.  Political correctness is leading to  interpretations of the Constitution and its amendments that are pushing America  across that line.

If  non-Muslim Americans do not recognize how close they are to the precipice, then  they are beyond a shadow of a doubt going to fall victims to an Islamic  conquest.  Time is running out.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/the_case_for_banning_sharia_law_in_america.html#ixzz1e4vzC5ll

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About luchadora41

Born-again Christian Zionist; Conservative/Tea Partier; Chippewa; pro-Constitution; anti-Sharia; proud of all who dare to fight for freedom; support our troops; dedicated to restoring America; happy to know Jesus!
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