Sharia Law: What is it?

1 02 2012

If you have come to this site because of the headline question, I applaud your interest.  There is much confusion as to what Sharia is and is not.  I will endeavor to make this introduction to Sharia as simple and concise as possible, using quotes and references to Sharia’s own documentation*.  For point of reference, “Sharia” translates “the Right Path”.

Most Americans believe Sharia to be no different to Muslims than the Catechism to Catholics or church tenants to Protestant Christians.  Absolutely NOT so.  Many Islamist groups such as CAIR, MSA, MAS, MPAC, ISNA, ICNA, and many others have allowed that false idea to perpetrate and even promoted it, under the Sharia principle of “taqiyya” (deception), as a religious freedom issue protected under the Constitution.

Taqiyya is not only permission by Sharia, but direction to lie [r8.1 “…obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory…” (which Jihad/dawa is)] in order to advance the cause of Islam, which is not to convert the entire world to be Muslim; but to bring the entirety of the world under rule of Sharia.  In other words, you can be a Christian or Jew or even Zoroastrian, and live under rule of Sharia as a second class citizen.  This is called “Dhimmitude”.  It is covered in Sharia under the section on “Jihad” [o9.O] as “Non-Muslim subjects of the Islamic State (Al-Dhimma)” [subsection o11.O].  This status of “mercy” is extended to any religion whose sacred book is recognized by Islam at the time of Muhammud.  It does not include idol worshipers, pagans, athiests, Mormons, Sikhs, Bahais, etc. These people are given opportunity to convert to Islam or die.

As a “dhimmi”, or subject of Islam, you must agree to acquiesce to Islam in all things.  Pay the “Jizya tax”, the “non-Muslim poll tax” (protection money), refrain from any public display of non-Islamic religion including funerals, weddings, Barmitzva’s, ringing of church bells, display of crosses, menorah’s, Star’s of David, etc., because these practices and symbols are an affront to Islam.  You may not quote Scripture aloud, celebrate Holy Days (Christmas, Easter, Passover, etc) and pork and wine are strictly forbidden.  Proselytizing Muslims, criticizing Islam or Muhammud, and many other things are treated under the code of Sharia as subject to capital punishment[o11.11 referencing o9.14].

These are just a couple of relevant subjects discussed in Sharia. Sharia is the legal skeleton which supports the full and complete practice of Islam.  Without Sharia you have no Islam (“Submission”).  Without Sharia, Islam is powerless.

Never think for one minute that Islam is simply a religion, comparable to other religions, and Sharia is simply it’s tenants, or statement of faith.  Islam is a complete socio-political ideology with its own jurisprudence, wearing a veil of religion.

Islam, by its very nature, must not co-exist with other religions, and the “Great Commission” given to Muslims is to bring the World into subjection to Islam, establish the Sharia, so that “Allah’s religion reign Supreme” [Quran 8:39].

I mentioned earlier that Islamists are promoting Sharia as simply a religious freedom issue, protected under the Constitution of the United States.  Sharia flies in the face of the Constitution.  Under Sharia there is no separation of “mosque and state” because under Sharia the legal authority is the Imam.  Just in the few examples I set forth previously, there are numerous infringements upon individual Liberty guaranteed by the Constitution.  Freedom of speech, freedom of religious choice without government oversight, freedom of fraternization, and the list goes on.

Article Six of the US Constitution declares the Constitution to be the Law of the Land,  so therefore Sharia attempts to abrogate the Constitution.  There’s another term familiar with Islamic Jurists, “Abrogation”. (Check it out here)

There are currently running, advertisements by ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America-a Muslim Brotherhood operative) across the country on radio and billboards, which denounce man-made law (Constitution) and extol the virtues of Sharia (“God’s Law”)-they are saying “God’s Law” because if they said “Allah’s Law” you would immediately reject it.  I have heard these advertisements on the radio myself.

ICNA Billboard Kansas City, KS

It is no coincidence these ads began at the same time that most States Legislature’s convened for 2012. Some 20 states are considering “American Laws for American Courts”, or something very similar which will codify the already established and proven Constitution of the United States, prohibiting use of any jurisprudence which does not protect the rights and liberties of ALL people according to the Constitution.

Islamist groups are opposing this measure as a religious freedom issue and charging racism, xenophobia, and bigotry.  Sorry.  This law is teflon coated…those charges won’t stick.

*[Quotes and References from: “Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law”, by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, accepted by Islamic Scholars around the world as the authoritative English translation]

UPDATE:  This advertising campaign coincided with hearings in Kansas (and other states) on the “American Laws for American Courts” legislation, Kansas HB 2087. This bill underscores the liberties and freedoms set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Kansas.  It will in no wise prohibit international contracts, but will protect individual freedoms and the right to be judged according to US and/or Kansas Law in court, and preclude use 0f Sharia or other law contradicting the Constitution.


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12 responses

2 02 2012
boudicabpi

Reblogged this on Boudica BPI Weblog and commented:
Sharia is as despicable as Islam itself as it governs Islamist thinking. NO Sharia!
Bob A.

20 03 2012
Rajarajan

Would be good to get some background from Fjordman on this. As we may be miissng some cultural or political nuance or alterior motive by NRK TV. The first thought that springs to mind is has the Norweigen gov put pressure on NRK to be more balanced (post Breveik) as this report looks fairly independent and objective.It was interesting one of the interviewees states if we (the left) don`t deal with these issues the far right will) I wonder if that was an ideological point specifically made for the a re-evaluation of Norways leftists (who would be generally unhappy with this news report) to steal the far rights islamo-critical skeptacism and replace it with a concerned leftist realism ? To suggest there is no need to be far right as the leftists are not fooled by the cult and will always seek to create a balanced liberal utopia.

3 02 2012
wdednh

Reblogged this on YOU DECIDE.

20 03 2012
Maximilian

Ha, ha once again the joke’s on us.First that mental case, Anjem Choudary snaiyg that Sharia damaged Muslims are primarily concerned by their position in the eyes of God’ (I think he means, Satan) and then we have a couple of burqa-slave babes pretending they have never heard of such Sharia courts!Wherever there’s Muslim mischief in Britain, you can be sure that Choudary will be there, lingering like a bad smell, and spouting his usual drivel. Of course, he’s shamelessly indefatigable and behind closed doors, he preaches his campaign to destroy Western civilisation, and even invites a bunch of criminals along to spout their versions of such tripe!Why, oh why are we allowing them to get away with this?

3 02 2012
Holly

Thanks for the clear article. Hope to copy and spread it around.

20 03 2012
Rizwan

Most people are not even aware of these gpuros of sharia courts. These courts just oppress their own muslim population. That is ok with me. As long as they leave me alone. Also they do not have any influence with the muslim couch wanking epidemic that is sweeping the muslim community. Islam forbids masturbation due to the fact it causes pregnancy of the fingers. In my workshop I explain this from the hadith to the males who come for help by saying the pregnancy of the fingers is a long one; but (and this is where I add a little lie!) it can result in all kinds of jews being born from their fingers if they are not careful and immediately stop their wanking hobby. That usually gets them worked up!

3 02 2012
Battorah

Americans better wake up and become informed. Thank-you for doing your part to inform the catatonic masses. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.

21 03 2012
Jigs

Sharia law is actually a trehat to everyone, anywhere it is. It should be an embarassment to accommodate this abomination in the West, but they do. A so called law, of the divine sort, that reduces societies to the tragic spectacle of grown men throwing stones at women and lashing them in public and so on and on and on. This counts for full time employment in places like the KSA. Is this the 21st century or what! Kow towing to the half- literate, uncultivated mullahs; it would seem that our leaders run with the foxes, hunt with the hounds and generally decieve the masses, and for what? the block vote, amongst other things. Pure lunacy, without the full moon too and all!

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