tutions or provide or assist in providing instruction in the religion o Islam and incursuch expenditure as may be necessary or the purpose . . . ‘Malay’ means a person whoproesses the religion o Islam.”
here is no such thing in Islam as separation o church and state. The Quran is apolitical document. It, and the reported practices o Muhammad,
the constitu-tion, and the only constitution, o Saudi Arabia, where Islam was created.To make sure no one loses sight o the act that Islam is the supreme law, Saudi Arabiahas a small army o “religious police,” the
with totalitarian power to enorceeverything rom Islamic modes o dress to restaurant menus. They arrest unmarriedmen and women or merely socializing, fog people on the street, and conscate any-thing ound not conorming to Islamic dogma, including pork, alcohol, and Westernmovies or music. In 2002, the
blocked the only escape route o a group o school girls rom a burning building, beating them with sticks as they tried to escape,because they weren’t properly attired according to Islamic standards and didn’t have amale guardian with them. The
actively prohibited men at the scene romhelping the girls, saying it was “sinul” to go near them. Fiteen o the girls died. Morethan 50 were injured.The Age o Enlightenment was the watershed in Man’s evolution between slavish devo-tion to ritualistic metaphysics in the governance o the social order, and respect or therights o every individual to think reely, to speak reely, to worship reely, and to actreely, by the dictates o his own reason and conscience within the social contract. Reignby “divine” authority is a rotting relic o superstition and mysticism, a mummied mu-seum piece to remind us o the inhumanity and injustices always visited on mankind by the arrogance o elitist theocracies.No religion today mandates that church and state be one, or installs its texts as politicalconstitution and “divine” law. Islam does. Islam is an Arab nationalist and imperialistpolitical movement masquerading as religion. Wherever Islam prevails, its dogma is madethe law, using church and state into one, permanently and ocially relegating all otherphilosophies and aiths to eternal persecution as inerior and subordinate to Islam.
Sharia: Political, Not Just Moral, Law
“One should accept the Sharia without any question and reject all other laws in any shape or orm. This is Islam. There is no other meaning o Islam.”
“There is only one law which ought to be ollowed, and that is the Sharia.”
Islam’s Sharia law is not clearly codied anywhere. It is patchwork “law,” stitched to-gether and interpreted as deemed necessary—or convenient—by Islamic judges and ju-rists and scholars and dictators and kings and ayatollahs and terrorists and secret policeand imams and ruling councils and rank-and-le Muslims rom one end o Islam tothe other, with almost no one anywhere, Muslim or non-Muslim, being able to agreeentirely on exactly what it is, where it begins, where it ends, where it is used, where it isnot used, what it means, or how to apply it.Certainly, there are a number o core principles o Sharia law almost universally ac-cepted and practiced and enorced by most, i not all, the actions and clans and degreeso Muslims—even i they don’t call it Sharia, or even recognize it as such. Outside o that, it is such a conused and conficting and amorphous shape-changing “thing” thatattempting to discuss it with anyone, Muslim or not, is like trying to pin down a blobo mercury with your nger.
ecause Sharia law is pieced together rom the same texts that dene the metaphysicsand the rituals and morals o Islam, it is innitely elusive and undened. That’s why Muslims can deny that there is any eort to get Sharia law established in any nationas political law, claiming stridently and incessantly that it’s all only “the ree exerciseo religion”—right up to the moment when Sharia is suddenly being enorced in non-Muslim, secular courts, as has happened in England and is already in progress in theUnited States, or until the Islamic
coup de grace
is delivered: Islam is written into theconstitution as the source o all law.Despite such mass turmoil, Sharia is yet used in various places where Islam has takenhold or everything rom running entire nations, to hanging homosexuals, to beatingwomen with sticks, to praying, to telling people how to clean themselves ater bodily eliminations.Out o this hodgepodge o “law,” several universal and irreutable maxims o Sharia canbe drawn:
• Sharia forbids freedom of speech and of the press.
Only certain speech is allowed inIslam, and none can be critical o Islam itsel, or o the ounder o Islam, Muhammad,or o any Islamic leader. Any such criticism demands a death sentence. The constitutiono Iran demonstrates the Islamic idea o “reedom” o the press under Sharia (emphasisadded): “Publications and the press have reedom o expression
except when it is detri-mental to the undamental principles o Islam.
” Sharia stands diametrically opposed to theFirst Amendment o the United States Constitution.
• Sharia forbids freedom of religion.
Although Sharia gives lip service to tolerance ornon-Islamic religions, the record proves conclusively that in Islamic nations, through thediscriminatory
tax, constitutional avoritism or Islam, and other oppressions, non-Islamic religions are relegated to inerior status, and uniormly end up eradicated or nearly so. In this way, too, Sharia stands diametrically opposed to the First Amendment.
• Sharia forbids trial by jury and due process.
An accused will by tried by one ormore Islamic jurists, who will decide the ate o the accused based solely on their owninterpretations o elusive Islamic “law.” There is no jury o peers, there is no guaranteeo being able to ace one’s accusers, and there is no protection against sel-incrimination.Sharia stands diametrically opposed to the Fith Amendment, the Seventh Amend-ment, and the Fourteenth Amendment.
• Sharia dispenses cruel and unusual punishments.
The texts that Sharia is derivedrom unequivocally call or such barbaric punishments as cutting o the hand o a thie,stoning someone to death or sexual or marital transgressions, and beating or foggingsomeone or minor inractions. Homosexuality earns a death penalty, usually by publichanging. Sharia stands diametrically opposed to the Eighth Amendment.
• Sharia forbids states’ rights.
Sharia does not allow or the existence or rights o individual states in a nation, as we have in the United States. Sharia demands a strongcentral government over all people o an Islamic nation. Sharia stands diametrically op-posed to the Tenth Amendment.
• Sharia sanctions slavery.
The very word Islam means “submission.” The Quran andHadith, central texts o Islam rom which Sharia is derived, describe Muslims as slaveso Allah, and command Muslims to obey the orders o their Islamic leaders. The Quranalso gives instruction on the correct way to deal with worldly slaves, including thedistribution and use o captured women as slaves or male sexual gratication. Shariastands diametrically opposed to the Ninth and Thirteenth Amendments.
haria is political, criminal, and civil law. That it is hopelessly entangled with mys-ticism and the paranormal, and with imperatives on morality, and on hygiene, andon how to eat—like the helter-skelter closet o some hoarder—is beside the point. Itdoesn’t alter the act that it is political law, and that it has been applied as the primary political law to govern and lord over entire nations everywhere that Islam has risento power.The Quran, and the “law” derived rom it, are diametrically opposed to the UnitedStates Constitution and all o the laws and policies o the United States.Islam explicitly ridicules and orbids manmade law o any description, which o courseincludes the United States Constitution. The rst three words o our Constitution are,“We, the People.” In Islam, “the People” have no right to create their own law; they havethe right to be good and obedient slaves:
“Allah’s right on His slaves is that they should worship Him (Alone) and should not worshipany besides Him.”
—Muhammad; Hadith, Bukhari 52:108; Narrated Mu’adh
“Peace be on us and on the true pious slaves o Allah.”
—Muhammad; Hadith, Bukhari12:794; Narrated Mu’adh
“There are some o Allah’s slaves who, i they take an oath by Allah, are responded to byAllah.”
—Muhammad; Hadith, Bukhari 49:866; Narrated Anas
“They are Your slaves And i You orgive them, verily you, only You are the All-Mighty, theAll-Wise.”
—Muhammad; Hadith, Bukhari 55:568; Narrated Ibn Abbas
“Repent to Allah as Allah accepts the repentance rom his slaves.”
—Muhammad; Hadith,Bukhari 60:281; Narrated Aisha
“Shouldn’t I love to be a thankul slave (o Allah)?”
—Muhammad; Hadith, Bukhari 60:361;Narrated Aisha
In Islam, all men, women, and children are slaves to Islam. Slaves have no right to maketheir own laws. They have one and only one right: to bow down, to submit, to obey.The very purpose o Islam is to overthrow every manmade liberal democracy or re-public on Earth, and to replace it ully with the totalitarian, imperialistic, and Arabsupremacist conusion that is Sharia “law.” That’s why Islam is ar more dangerous tohuman rights and reedom, to the United States and its Constitution, to the Americanway o lie, and to all o Western civilization than Communism and Nazism combined.
either Communism or Nazism had a sel-sanctiying supremacist eschatology andmetaphysics promising a libertine, sel-indulgent aterlie to attract recruits whoare happy, as slaves, to die in the amoral act o mass murder just to reap the carnalrewards. The mere racial supremacist dogma o the Nazis was paltry by comparison.There are post-Communist ree democratic nations. There are post-Nazi ree demo-cratic nations. There are no post-Islamic ree democratic nations. The so-called “demo-cratic elections” in Islamic countries like Iraq are a travesty, a purple-ngered sham, adog-and-pony show, because political conormance and obedience to Islam is already permanently welded into the constitutions o every one o those countries, no matterwho gets “elected.”No religion has such totalitarian and oppressive political and criminal law. Islam does.
“Wherever Islam prevails,its dogma is made the law, using church and state into one.”
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