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    Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    I keep hearing from conservative talk show hosts that Feisal Abdul Rauf (the Imam for the Park 51/Cordoba House/Ground Zero Mosque) wants a Sharia compliant America and that we should be worried.

    Why would Americans EVER condone cutting someone's hands off for stealing (they do also imprison people for theft)? Or stoning to death someone for committing adultery? Or lashing someone for having sex out of wedlock? Or killing someone who renounces their faith? Or allowing more than one wife? Or only allowing the husband to divorce his wife? Or killing homosexuals?

    Some of the other laws aren't that big of a deal, or are more related to personal ways of practicing Islam rather than crime and punishment.

    But to even humor the thought that we in America have anything to worry about this Imam wanting a Sharia compliant America IMO is laughable.

    To be honest I don't know how far the majority of Muslims in America would want to integrate Sharia Law into America, if at all. Some Muslims condemn some of the forms of punishment listed above. Though there is much covered in Sharia law, many of the laws conflict with the rights and practices we have in America. I simply do not believe the laws that go against our constitution and practices would ever be condoned in America.
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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    We won't have to worry about Sharia Law having any power in America. It goes against our core values of separation between Church, and State, and freedom. Muslims are free to practice here in America just like any other religion, but anyone who wants to implement Sharia Law will be sorely disappointed how fast they get shot down by any judge.
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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    I keep hearing from conservative talk show hosts that Feisal Abdul Rauf (the Imam for the Park 51/Cordoba House/Ground Zero Mosque) wants a Sharia compliant America and that we should be worried.

    Why would Americans EVER condone cutting someone's hands off for stealing (they do also imprison people for theft)? Or stoning to death someone for committing adultery? Or lashing someone for having sex out of wedlock? Or killing someone who renounces their faith? Or allowing more than one wife? Or only allowing the husband to divorce his wife? Or killing homosexuals?

    Some of the other laws aren't that big of a deal, or are more related to personal ways of practicing Islam rather than crime and punishment.

    But to even humor the thought that we in America have anything to worry about this Imam wanting a Sharia compliant America IMO is laughable.

    To be honest I don't know how far the majority of Muslims in America would want to integrate Sharia Law into America, if at all. Some Muslims condemn some of the forms of punishment listed above. Though there is much covered in Sharia law, many of the laws conflict with the rights and practices we have in America. Whether Muslims want these specific laws to also be integrated into America, I do not know... but I simply do not believe the laws that go against our constitution and practices would ever be condoned in America.
    I think the more important question is why is the right so obsessed with telling us that we're one step away from Sharia Law? Of course it's a ridiculous notion, but why are so many people afraid of it?

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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    Well the best thing that worked for Hitler was scare tactics and lying.
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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    Nah we are safe.

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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    Nothing but fearmongering by the right and Christian extremists.. they are afraid that their own brand of "religious law" will be threatened by Muslims. But saying that, Sharia law is already being practised in Muslim communities and has been for a very long time. As long as the specific action is not against US law, then there is nothing to prevent them from using sharia between two consenting parties. Jews have also been using Jewish religious law in the US for centuries.
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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    I dont see much of a difference between people who may want to implement Sharia law and those who wish implement a Christian law, or at the very least implement law based on their religious preference.

    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.

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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    lol, "fear mongering". Just a guy on the radio, folks.

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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I dont see much of a difference between people who may want to implement Sharia law and those who wish implement a Christian law, or at the very least implement law based on their religious preference.
    Seriously? Seriously really? You see no differences in how it would be? Do you see many christians or prominent christian leaders advocating stoning or beheading people for adultry? For Homosexuality? I swear people become ridiculous at times when they just HAVE to take a shot at Christianity if they dare say anything poor about Islam.

    Is that saying a Christian government would be a great thing today? Absolutely not. All its saying is its ludicrous to suggest that a Christian Law Government today would be "no different" than the various Islamic Law Governments today.

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    Re: Should we worry that America will become Sharia compliant?

    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.
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