The report highlights recent cases that show the conflict that is creeping into our culture and our court systems. Our courts are applying Shariah law, in direct conflict with the Constitution and state public policy. The Qu'ran commands Muslims to change secular laws to conform to sharia, eventually establishing Islamic law worldwide. Islamic courts want to supercede the civil and criminal laws of any country in which Muslims reside.
We, in America, would do well to pay attention to what has been happening in other countries throughout the world. 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.
And then there is the report last week that a Canadian bookstore sold out of an Islamic marriage guide that instructs Muslim men how to beat their wives. And that's not all. Apparently there are more books with controversial subjects showing up in other Islamic bookstores.
These books, written by a deceased Islamic scholar reportedly urges Muslims to turn the Western world into an Islamic state. Here is a direct quote: "Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation that rules it. Islam requires the earth -- not just a portion -- but the whole planet."
Unfortunately, we are divided in this country as to the seriousness of this threat. More than a dozen states are considering outlawing aspects of Shariah law, contending that such measures are needed to protect against homegrown terrorism and safeguard our Judeo-Christian values. Then there is the New York Times article that boldly claims, "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."
Maybe the editor of the NY Times needs to read and understand what the aforementioned Islamic scholar purports. Does it sound like they want to "assimilate" into our culture? Or do they want to take over our culture? And before I'm accused of throwing all Muslims under the bus, I recognize that there are Muslims who escaped Sharia law to come to America for the freedoms that our Constitution guarantees. But if we close our eyes to the agenda of Sharia-minded Muslims, who have declared "jihad" on our culture and our courts, then we will follow the path of Europe. Canada is on the brink .... we don't have much time to make up our minds.
Will we protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans that are illuminated in the Constitution; or will we continue to see the encroachment of sharia law as a myth? God help us if we make the wrong determination.
Nehemiah 4:9 "But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat."