Is Sharia Really Benign? Wake up.

In light of recent posts like Delta Air, the DC City Center, multiple Islamic terror plots in the U.S., and terror-linked CAIR’s Tampa appointment and IRS revocation, Robert Spencer’s piece in Human Events a few days ago is timely.

Now that 20 states are considering legislation to outlaw Islamic law (Sharia), Islamic supremacist advocacy groups in the U.S—particularly the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—have launched an energetic media campaign to whitewash Sharia and gull Americans into believing that it is as benign as a game of dominoes.

To that end, Nezar Hamze, executive director of the South Florida chapter of CAIR, published a piece in the Miami Herald assuring us that Sharia was as American as baseball and fishing—and conveniently leaving out everything about Sharia that makes people believe it is a threat in the first place.

Hamze attributed concern about Islamic law to those who “claim that ‘Moozlims’ are trying to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Sharia” and are ready to “run out with pitchforks and protest signs.”

“Moozlims.”  “Pitchforks.”  Hamze was semaphoring that the only people who could possibly be concerned about Sharia are ignorant racist yahoos.  This is just a smear tactic, but it works insofar as it warns unreflective and uninformed leftists (i.e., virtually all leftists) not to dare to oppose Sharia:  We wouldn’t want to align with rednecks, now, would we?

Hamze quoted Florida politician Adam Hasner as saying that “today there is an enemy, and that enemy is Sharia-compliant Islam.”  Then Hamze commented:  “This statement is ridiculous.  When I wash before praying, this is Sharia-compliant Islam.  When I offer a greeting to someone, this is Sharia-compliant Islam.  What in the world is Hasner talking about?”

Hamze left out a few details.  When I cut out a woman’s clitoris, this is Sharia-compliant Islam.  When I forbid non-Muslims to practice their faith openly, this is Sharia-compliant Islam.  When I count a non-Muslim’s life as less valuable than a Muslim’s, that is Sharia-compliant Islam.  When I brutally lash a woman, this is Sharia-compliant Islam.  When I smash musicians’ instruments and threaten them, saying they better not play music again or else, this is Sharia-compliant Islam.  When I wage war against and subjugate unbelievers, this is Sharia-compliant Islam.

And so the same question Hamze asks should be asked of him:  What in the world is Hamze talking about?  Does he really expect us to believe that Hasner is upset about washing before prayers and greeting people?

Hamze insists that while his opponents “claim that the ‘Moozlims’ are trying to infiltrate our court systems and replace our Constitution,” in reality “not one Muslim has introduced anything to any legislative body calling for Sharia to replace the Constitution or for the Sharia to replace the law of the land.”

In fact, Sharia has been involved in court cases in 23 states And while “not one Muslim has introduced anything to any legislative body calling for Sharia to replace the Constitution or for the Sharia to replace the law of the land,” that is only because they are not fools:  To do such a thing would be very close to open sedition, and would draw upon the Muslims involved a torrent of popular disapproval and law enforcement scrutiny.  Better to work behind the scenes.  Remember Imam Musa al-Sadr, the Washington, D.C., imam who wants to establish an “Islamic State of North America no later than 2050.”  Remember the Muslim Brotherhood’s program in the U.S. of “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

Hamze criticized Rep. Allen West (R.-Fla.), charging him with saying during his campaign that “we are at war with Islam” and “Islam is not a religion.”  West even had the audacity to claim, according to Hamze, “that the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 were doing exactly what the Koran told them.”

Yet the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 stated explicitly that they were doing exactly what the Koran told them.  And many Muslims say that Islam is at war with us.  I believe Islam is a religion, but also more than a religion: a political system, and one that is repressive and authoritarian.  We ignore or deny this at our own peril.

Hamze concluded by telling Americans:  “Educate yourself on Islam.”  I strongly recommend that.  Americans who do so will see through Hamze’s deceptive rhetoric, and see the usefulness of anti-Sharia legislation.

Mr. Spencer is director of Jihad Watch and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The Truth About Muhammad, Stealth Jihad and The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (all from Regnery-a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).

15 thoughts on “Is Sharia Really Benign? Wake up.


  2. The First Amendment does not protect all religions. For example, religions that practice polygamy, sex with children, the killing of apostates, the murder of unbelievers, harming those who blasphemy a religion, or discriminate based on race, gender, or religious beliefs, are not protected under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Religions that practice human sacrifice, smoking drugs, and animal sacrifices are not legally protected religious practices either.

    Islam’s practices like those cited above, are not legally protected practices under our Constitution. It is time to challenge Islam in our courts, and strip it of its religious status. Informed people understand that Islam is a political system advocating totalitarianism and murder.

    • You’re right, the 1st Amendment does not protect all religions. However, Islam is NOT a religion. It is a totalitarian political ideology with religious aspects and hides behind “religion” as it pursues its political agenda,

      That may sound like a minor point – but, it is at the base of this whole problem.

    • Frank…good points, and yes, we should take Islam via the Quran, to our courts as a seditious racist political system intent on ruling the world ( backed by the history of Islamic atrocities in occupied lands by the Islamic Caliphate)… It has to be proven as fascist, and racist, like Nazism and banned!

    • yes! this is the only LEGAL avenue we can use to combat this growing menace to our way of life.
      combined with controlling immigration and borders, constant surveillance of mosques and Muslims
      and educating those blind moral equivalncers to the soft Jihad conquest taking place
      it would be effective
      vigilantism and nuking are no options, especially when the enemy is fully integrated into our own population, and have so many non Muslims acting as enablers of their cult

      • One strike and you and your family are out–citizenship revoked and sent back to the hell hole you allegedly left, to avoid persecution— but as islam is a religion of peace we should not feel any guilt over this-(why are they here in the first place ???)

        Obama the “Victor Lustig” of our time

        further comment as an aside

        If Hillary commits to the the UN Small Arms Treaty for global gun control we are on the first step to global government that will then run roughshod over the citizens even more-so

  3. Okay, so WHO is going to do all this and how do we get them to do this…e.g. like Omega2 says above? We are all waiting for someone else to do these things. All great ideas but no execution……

  4. We can agree that Sharia is not only a threat to America. It has already infiltrated our government through corruption and lies. The question now is, WHO will stand up against it and WHEN? Not only with talking and legislation, but with action by being on the street. Where are the Americans who will stand their ground and speak their mind? Where are the bold and the brave????

  5. It becomes far easier to ignore taqiyya spewing Hamze when people open their eyes to the behavior of the ‘peaceful’ ‘moderates’ surrounding them. Gates of Vienna posted The Kinetic Effects of Prayer in Islam which pointedly exposes the threat Islamic piety of prayer conveys.

    “Muslim prayer primarily directs us downward. Think of bowing to the king in subservience — or, in this case, submission to Allah. Finishing the prayer cycle, I was standing level-headed, my energy redirected now to confront the non-believer. The once a week group prayer unifies this outward energy. . . It is not individual spiritual cleansing but group movement outward to conquer. This is why mass street prayer is occurring in Paris and other European cities. It is not just about the public message of dominance; more importantly it is what they’ve done and said to themselves. This is a preparation for the street battles to come.”

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