Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Why Are We Even Discussing Shariah Law in the First Place?

Warning: I’m about to go off the deep end in political non-correctness and bring up Shariah Law. For those of you with faint hearts, please stop reading now. I don’t want to be the cause of any pain or suffering on your part.

For those of you who actually care about the truth, wade on in. I’m not saying the water is fine, but it’s an area you should get familiar with all the same…

Let me begin by asking why we’re even bothering to vote on anything if the will of the people is going to be slapped down repeatedly like an errant child? I am, of course, talking about Oklahoma’s ban on Shariah Law.

Up for a vote in last week’s elections, some 70% of Oklahomans expressed their desire to bar Shariah Law – also known as Muslim Law or Islamic Law – from having any affect on their state court proceedings.

Yet in a mark of utter arrogant usurpation, Muslim rights activist Muneer Awad, with the help of U.S. District Court Judge Vicki Miles-LeGrange, somehow managed to put the will of the people on hold.

This sends my brain spinning into too many directions to coherently keep together, so forgive me if this next section is more of a transition-less collaboration of thoughts than anything else…

Shariah Law: So Much for Separation of Church and State

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time a state has given its citizens the right to vote on something “controversial” and then thrown a hissy fit when the majority didn’t follow the PC route.

Remember two years ago with California’s Proposition 8? 52% of Californian – yes, the overwhelmingly liberal state that has spent its way into crushing amounts of debt and yet still elects more liberals – voters defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Their majority opinion didn’t matter much in the end, however, to Federal Judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled against it.

Why even pretend to treat us like adults if this is going to be the end result?

Likewise, why pretend to uphold the Constitution at all if we’re going to be looking to foreign law, as Supreme Court Justice Elena Kegan seems to want us to?

It’s rather sick that we’re told over and over to keep the Christian religion out of politics, but somehow the much-touted liberal theology of separation of church and state does not apply to the Muslim religion.

According to www.shariah.net, which actively supports the Muslim doctrine:

“The most difficult part of Islamic Law for most westerners to grasp is that there is no separation of church and state. The religion of Islam and the government are one. Islamic Law is controlled, ruled and regulated by the Islamic religion.”

So what does the Islamic religion call for? Well, if you go to Iran, they’ll tell you it justifies a whole hell – literally – of treatments for supposed crimes and misdemeanors. And in Somalia, according to a Moroccan transplant in the U.S., a man can “do anything to” his wife. “The woman, she should submit and do anything I ask her to do”… including raping her while she cries if he so wants to.

Lovely, huh?

If you want a good, inside description of Shariah law in Iran, I suggest you read “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi, an amazing book to say the least.

And then ask yourself, is that what you really want for your country?

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