There is a vast difference between implementing a theocracy and using religious beliefs to guide secular legislation. Sharia would impose policies which are in direct conttradiction to the Constitution; such as, gender discrimination, religious discrimination, countless violations of the establishment clause, freedom of speech, of assembly, etc etc.or at the very least implement law based on their religious preference.
Turkey explicitly outlaws Sharia and political parties which support implementing sharia, right in their Constitution.
Many people for example oppose abortion from a strict religious standpoint and want to outlaw it entirely because they were raised and taught that it is evil from their religious education, same thing with same sex marriage. Now if a Muslim man told me that not only did he want those same things, no abortions or gay marriage, but also wanted to outlaw alcohol because his religion tells him its evil as well, I wouldnt see much difference between the two. All I would see is two individuals or groups who's sense of justice is influenced by their religion and them seeking to place the same religious laws which govern their church over the rest of the country.
And dont give me any BS about this being a "Christian country" the majority of its people may be Christian but we are a SECULAR nation, which has clearly defined a difference between state and religion. One may also look at Turkey which is 99% Muslim but also secular which is way one can be openly gay or drink alcohol without the police arresting you.
At the core of Shariah law are God's commandments, revealed in the Old Testament and revised in the New Testament and the Quran. The principles behind American secular law are similar to Shariah law - that we protect life, liberty and property, that we provide for the common welfare, that we maintain a certain amount of modesty. What Muslims want is to ensure that their secular laws are not in conflict with the Quran or the Hadith, the sayings of Muhammad.
On Faith Panelists Blog: How Islamic Law Can Work - Feisal Abdul Rauf
Things are also going on in Michigan.
Oklahoma also has gone so far as to try to protect themselves from Sharia. On the ballot in Nov. there is a vote to Forbid it.
Just curious why you chose Catholic to be more worried about.
Sharia law allows for the stoning death of adulterers, gays etc.
Catholic law would not allow abortions.
I know which one I'd choose to be more worrisom.
Evangelicals are the ones actively seeking to subvert the constitution, and they tend to be neither Catholic nor Muslim
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"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"