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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