Saturday, August 28, 2010

And What is the Problem With Shariah Law?

This article appears on the World Net Daily website today. I post a few quotes.

Shariah for Dummies
Posted: August 27, 2010
1:00 am Eastern

By Nonie Darwish © 2010

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf claims that the U.S. Constitution is Shariah compliant. Let us examine below a few laws of Shariah to see if Imam Rauf is truthful or a fraud:

1. Jihad, defined as "to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion," is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (caliph). Muslim caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Shariah and unfit to rule.

2. A caliph can hold office through seizure of power, meaning through force.

3. A caliph is exempt from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape.

4. A percentage of Zakat (charity money) must go toward jihad.

5. It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.

6. A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.

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8. A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately.

9. A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of: 1) an apostate, 2) an adulterer, and 3) a highway robber – making vigilante street justice and honor killing acceptable.

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11. Shariah never abolished slavery or sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave.

12. Shariah dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, flogging – even for crimes of sin such as adultery.

13. Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims under the law. They must comply with Islamic law if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their Scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he leads a Muslim away from Islam.

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16. Banks must be Shariah compliant, and interest is not allowed.

17. No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or bathhouse attendants. Women in low-level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce.

This guarantees that a practicing Muslim will always be a pain in the ass to govern. They will never stand for being a good neighbor and however they behave will be but a pretense until they are in control. SCB

18. A non-Muslim cannot rule even over a non-Muslim minority.

Shariah Law hard on homosexuals. SCB

19. Homosexuality is punishable by death.

And women. SCB

20. There is no age limit for marriage of girls. The marriage contract can take place any time after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.

21. Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband's obligation to support her, and gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.

22. Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying, "I divorce you," and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.

23. There is no community property between husband and wife, and the husband's property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.

24. A woman inherits half what a man inherits.

25. A man has the right to have up to four wives, and she has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.

26. The dowry is given in exchange for the woman's sexual organs.

27. A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married, her marriage is annulled.

28. The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.

29. A woman loses custody if she remarries.

30. To prove rape, a woman must have four male witnesses.

31. A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.

32. A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body, which is considered "Awrah," a sexual organ. Not all Shariah schools allow the face of a woman exposed.

33. A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife at the time he caught her in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he "could be married to the woman he was caught with."

The law that has a practicing Muslim unable to be a business partner, marriage partner or even a good neighbor - as we are seeing in the attitude of Imam Rauf. SCB

34. It is obligatory for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is obligatory. That means that for the sake of abiding with Islam's commandments, such as jihad, a Muslim is obliged to lie and should not have any feelings of guilt or shame associated with this kind of lying.

The above are clear-cut laws in Islam decided by great imams after years of examination and interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Muhammad's life. Now let the learned Imam Rauf tell us what part of the above is compliant with the U.S. Constitution.

Nonie Darwish is the author of "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law" and founder of Former Muslims United.



I think the way to handle this situation is for the government to re-declare that its purpose is to protect the individual rights of people of the United States and that there shall be no competition with the purpose of the United States government. Sharia Law, which arrogates unto itself the right to determine the life, death and punishments of citizens of the United States is illegal.

The Mosque at Ground Zero then, if it wants a home in the United States, is required to align itself with the purpose of the government of the United States and protect, not violate the rights of the citizens of the United States. Failure to do so will result in it immediate shut down.


Why I Left Islam.