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  • The Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero

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  • Sharia Law coming to the U.S.

    12 9.02%
  • Both the Islamic Cultural Center and Sharia Law

    81 60.90%
  • Don't be silly, neither one is a threat to us.

    40 30.08%
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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    Going to hell and it being Jerry Falwell's heaven.

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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    Boy oh Boy, what a bunch of paranoid people. I expected somebody would be afraid of one or both, but not an overwhelming majority (74 -27). I wonder if these if these folks are afraid of their own shadow.

    I wonder what percentage of these folks watch Fox or listen to 'conservative' talk radio.


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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    I believe it would be at least 100 years of concerted effort before Sharia law existed in the United States as anything other than contract law subject to the law of the land.

    I don't see anybody making a concerted effort to implement Sharia law, so even that rather lengthy timer hasn't started ticking.

    As far as it goes with the cultural center, only a fool would fear an effort to combine prayer areas for multiple religions with a number of secular pursuits (like, oh, basketball).
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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What are you most afraid of:

    The Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero

    Sharia Law coming to the U.S.

    Both the Islamic Cultural Center and Sharia Law

    Don't be silly, neither one is a threat to us.
    I'm somewhat concerned about Sharia Law. Although this article is misleading (until the last line), recognizing Sharia Mediation can be the proverbial camel's nose in the tent.

    ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

    The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

    Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

    Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

    It has now emerged that sharia courts with these powers have been set up in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Two more courts are being planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh.

    Sheikh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, whose Muslim Arbitration Tribunal runs the courts, said he had taken advantage of a clause in the Arbitration Act 1996.

    Under the act, the sharia courts are classified as arbitration tribunals. The rulings of arbitration tribunals are binding in law, provided that both parties in the dispute agree to give it the power to rule on their case.
    Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts -Times Online

    Then there's this:

    A New Jersey family court judge's decision not to grant a restraining order to a woman who was sexually abused by her Moroccan husband and forced repeatedly to have sex with him is sounding the alarm for advocates of laws designed to ban Shariah in America. Judge Joseph Charles, in denying the restraining order to the woman after her divorce, ruled that her ex-husband felt he had behaved according to his Muslim beliefs -- and that he did not have "criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault" his wife.
    FOXNews.com - Advocates of Anti-Shariah Measures Alarmed by Judge's Ruling They were divorced and the ex-wife was seeking a restraining order based on his earlier conduct during their marriage. Whether or not the restraining order should have been granted isn't the issue. The issue is that the judge found "he had behaved according to his religious beliefs."

    Our freedoms often come back to bite us in the butt. I hope our religious freedoms don't allow Sharia Law to infiltrate our society -- in any way-shape-form.
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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I believe it would be at least 100 years of concerted effort before Sharia law existed in the United States as anything other than contract law subject to the law of the land.

    I don't see anybody making a concerted effort to implement Sharia law, so even that rather lengthy timer hasn't started ticking.
    There is this piece of paper that was adopted Sept. 17, 1787.
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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Then there's this:

    [url=http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/05/advocates-anti-shariah-measures-alarmed-judges-ruling/]
    You mean the judge that made a decision that I haven't heard a single positive word about, which decision was overturned by the next rung up the ladder?
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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    There is this piece of paper that was signed Sept. 17, 1787.
    Right, which was improved upon in 1791. That's my point.

    It would take an Amendment. Such an Amendment would require about a century of social change before we'd even think of ratifying it.
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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    You mean the judge that made a decision that I haven't heard a single positive word about, which decision was overturned by the next rung up the ladder?
    It doesn't matter that his ruling was overturned. It's worrisome enough that he ruled that way to begin with.
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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    69 people said both??

    Holy crap!

    Am I living in Dumfuchistan?

    Be afraid, be very afraid of the far-right putting this country on the midnight train to hell.

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    Re: What are you most afraid of:

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It doesn't matter that his ruling was overturned. It's worrisome enough that he ruled that way to begin with.
    One idiot does one stupid thing, and suddenly you're worried?

    There's 300 million of us living here. You throw in human nature, and you'll get something like this every once in a while.

    It's not a sign.
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