The first amendment of the US Constitution prohibits the government from establishing a state (or national) religion as well as, protects the individuals right to religious observance. The interpretation of this amendment has been the source of debate for years and shows no signs of going any where. Now enters Islam and Sharia law into the conversation. Those who adhere to Islam with the observance of Sharia Law claim as their right the freedom to practice ”their faith.” However, what happens when the practice of one’s faith requires the overthrow of the government?
At the crux of the battle between Islamic and Western Culture is Sharia Law. Shariah is more than the outgrowth of religion, it is in fact a legal, political and military system wrapped in religious garb. Sharia law is based on the Qur’an, the Hadith, and the Sunnah. Shariah Law provides the foundation for the strategy and actions of the Muslim Brotherhood, Jihadists and all radical Islamist, in addition to governments of many Middle Eastern and African Nations. To say or to think that these two sets of law can co-exist in the same county, city, state or country is deceptive and invites destruction. Shariah and the U.S. Constitution are incompatible. Shariah Law is a totalitarian system. It is seditious; it calls for the establishment of Islamic government and jurisprudence IN PLACE OF the US Constitution. This is not what our forefathers were trying to protect when they penned the Constitution, in fact it is the antithesis. Islam means “submission” and Sharia Law is the system for living out that “submission.” America, let’s not lose any more of our freedoms . . . (Tip of the hat to Dorrie)
Islam: Socially engineered society with its own laws and customs that seriously conflict with American law
Islam Is Not A Religion, It Is Foreign Law
By JR Dieckmann Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The time has come to question if Islam is protected under our First Amendment rights to freedom of religion. Yes, everyone in America has the right to freedom of religion, but Islam is not a religion. Religious faith is only a part of Islam. The rest is a socially engineered society with its own laws and customs that seriously conflict with American law.
Is Great Britain a religion because they have the Church of England? Of course not. Britain has an established charter, civil and criminal laws, and a society that respects those laws. Islam has the Qur’an that provides the governing charter, complete with laws, punishment, and social behavior for its people in addition to its religious teachings. If Islam is a religion, then Britain is also.
We must recognize that religion is only one aspect of Islam‘s Qur’an. The rest of this charter advances ideas, social behavior, and laws that are in direct conflict with American and western laws and values. Teddy Roosevelt once said that to live in America, immigrants must have undivided loyalty to America and to no one else. How is that possible for Muslims who swear loyalty to Islam where their governing laws are found in the Qur‘an?