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What's not to love about Sharia law?

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Recently we learned that the Imam at the center of the Ground Zero Mosque kerfluffle had said this about Sharia law:

"Throughout my discussions with contemporary Muslim theologians, it is clear an Islamic state can be established in more than just a single form or mold. It can be established through a kingdom or a democracy. The important issue is to establish the general fundamentals of Sharia that are required to govern."

In that same piece, he's quoted as saying the following:

"America's Constitution and system of governance uphold the core principles of Islamic law."

Nonie Darwish at Big Peace shares some of the tenets of Sharia that should be read by all... I excerpt but a small portion and can't help but wonder as I read along where in hell the liberals are on this:

19-  Homosexuality is punishable by death.

20-  There is no age limit for marriage of girls under Sharia. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.

21-  Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband's obligation to support her, gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.

22-  Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying: "I divorce you" and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.

23-  There is no community property between husband and wife and the husband's property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.

24-  A woman inherits half what a man inherits.

25-  A man has the right to have up to 4 wives and she has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.

26-  The dowry is given in exchange for the woman's sexual organs.

27-  A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled.

28-  The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.

29-  A woman looses custody if she remarries.

30-  To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses.

31-  A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.

32-  A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body which is considered "Awrah," a sexual organ. Some schools of Sharia allow the face and some don't.

33-  A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife caught in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he "could be married to the woman he was caught with."

There are those, like the Washington Post, who are quick to mention that Sharia can mean different things to different Muslims.  Shouldn't this then mean that it behooves us to go deeper?  Wouldn't it be wise to understand what Sharia means to Rauf and anyone else suggesting that our Constitution and Sharia law share core principles?

But it won't happen. 

Doesn't fit the meme.


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... (Below threshold)
Nine Fourteen:

"30- To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses."


...

And then and only then is She deemed worthy to be stoned..


What does it say about the ... (Below threshold)

What does it say about the Muslim mentality that it expects four Muslim men to see a rape taking place and NOT intervene, but instead take careful notes for a future trial?

J.

#2It says they lik... (Below threshold)
Nine Fourteen:

#2

It says they like too watch and they think she deserves it.

Well in that it was FEMALE ... (Below threshold)
oldpuppymax:

Well in that it was FEMALE voters who put Hussein in the White House, maybe those Muslims HAVE something in a number of these bullet points!! Those dumb, brain dead broads wouldn't be allowed to vote, right Mohammed??!!

On what planet do ... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


On what planet do these two share any commonality? Did I miss a memo or something?

Either this clown is deranged or possesses a sense of parody unseen til now.

Think I need a beer.

Let me play devil's advocat... (Below threshold)
Murgatroyd:

Let me play devil's advocate here. I think that under a flexible living Constitution all of these points are compatible with sharia law, especially if we discard precedents set by case law and have "pregressive" Justices interpret the rights of the people and the powers of the government (cf. the right to abortion via "penumbrations and emanations," the power of the federal government to regulate and ban drugs, and the interpretation in Kelo that "public use" actually means "public benefit").

Considering only the points that Rick quoted:

19- Homosexuality is punishable by death.

Might be unconstitutional as the "cruel and unusual punishment" ... or might not, especially if the Justices are "guided" by the laws of other countries in how they interpret "cruel and unusual."

20- There is no age limit for marriage of girls under Sharia. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.

Different states have different laws about marriage -- not a federal issue. Hey, look at Jerry Lee Lewis -- he was first married when he was 14, and a dozen years later he married his 13-year-old cousin.

21- Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband's obligation to support her, gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.

This might be considered a bit extreme. But corporal punishment of children by their parents is legal, so why not of wives?

22- Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying: "I divorce you" and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.

Again, not a federal issue.

23- There is no community property between husband and wife and the husband's property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.

Not a federal issue.

24- A woman inherits half what a man inherits.

Not a federal issue.

25- A man has the right to have up to 4 wives and she has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.

Not necessarily a federal issue. And if federal courts can find a right to homosexual marriage, then they might as easily be able to find a right to polygamy (though precedent has gone against this).

26- The dowry is given in exchange for the woman's sexual organs.

Not a federal issue.

27- A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled.

Really, about the only thing that's extraordinary here is the acknowledgement of slavery; if slavery is banned (as it officially is even in countries with sharia law) then it's a non-issue. I think that the issue of women captured in battle (on foreign soil, I'd assume) would be addressed by the UCMJ, not the Constitution.

28- The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.

Might be at a federal issue, might not. The Equal Rights Amendment was never passed, and there's nothing currently in the Constitution that forbids this AFAIK.

29- A woman loses custody if she remarries.

Not a federal issue. Hey, as things stand, men are routinely screwed over in child custody battles.

30- To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses.

Not a federal issue.

31- A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.

Not a federal issue. Besides, how many rape victims would want to marry their attackers?

32- A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body which is considered "Awrah," a sexual organ. Some schools of Sharia allow the face and some don't.

Not a federal issue. Besides, what we have now is just a difference in degree.

33- A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife caught in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he "could be married to the woman he was caught with."

That outcome used to be pretty common in the United States -- at least on a de facto basis -- until the 1950s or so.

NOTE: I say this not because I agree that sharia law would be a Good Thing for America -- no way! I say this because people think "It can't happen here!" and that the Constitution will always protect them from insane laws interpreted by irrational judges.

As a middle aged male, Shar... (Below threshold)
John S:

As a middle aged male, Sharia doesn't sound so bad. Toss 60 million women out of the workforce and I could find a job. (Although four wives, each with a good job, would be a better deal for me.)

A man can have 4 wives?... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

A man can have 4 wives?

Egads! It is hard enough to please just one woman.




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