Many states across America including the state of Nebraska, have submitted bills in the 2011 legislative session seeking to ensure that our courts use only the United States Constitution and the respective state constitution when rendering decisions. This is in some states a pro-active move on the part of our legislators. It is time to educate ourselves as to why such a bill and subsequent legislation is necessary. One of the many reasons can be found in observing Europe and the United Kingdom where tolerance has opened the door to “creeping Sharia.”
Sharia is the interpretation of the perfect Koran and the eternal Sunna. It is contains within it political doctrines. These doctrines allow for the ill-treatment of kafir (derogatory Arabic term for unbeliever or non-Muslim) and jihad (war against kafir), polygamy and wife-beating, even honor killing. It makes no difference that Islam considers this to be good, such laws or doctrines are the antithesis of what our country was founded upon.
Islamists have in some states used the argument of freedom of religious expression, practices and beliefs as a defense for their actions in court cases. If affirmed through court decisions, such defenses become law and validate Islamic practices as not only acceptable, but legal, in our country. Bear in mind, Islam is a political system wearing religious garb. It is the Islamic political system that concerns us, therefore it must be addressed in the our courts and legal system.
In this video clip, the Institute for Global Engagement’s Suhail Khan and American Center for Law and Justice’s Jordan Sekulow debate the issue. Watch and learn.