Sharia for Dummies

Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf claims that the U.S. constitution is Sharia compliant. Now let us examine below a few laws of Sharia to see how truthful Imam Rauf is:

1- Jihad, defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion,” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule.

2- A Caliph can hold office through seizure of power meaning through force.

3- A Caliph is exempt from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape.

4- A percentage of Zakat (charity money) must go towards jihad.

5- It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.

6- A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.

7- The Muslim public must remove the Caliph if he rejects Islam.

8- A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately.

9- A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of: 1) an apostate 2) an adulterer 3) a highway robber. Vigilante street justice and honor killing is acceptable.

10- A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim, but will get it for killing a Muslim.

11- Sharia never abolished slavery, sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave.

12- Sharia dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, flogging even for crimes of sin such as adultery.

13- Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims under the law. They must comply to Islamic law if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he leads a Muslim away from Islam.

14- It is a crime for a non-Muslim to sell weapons to someone who will use them against Muslims. Non-Muslims cannot curse a Muslim, say anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam, or expose the weak points of Muslims. But Muslims can curse non-Muslims.

15- A non-Muslim cannot inherit from a Muslim.

16- Banks must be Sharia compliant and interest is not allowed.

17- No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or bathhouse attendants. Women in low level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce.

18- A non-Muslim cannot rule — even over a non-Muslim minority.

19- Homosexuality is punishable by death.

20- There is no age limit for marriage of girls. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and can be 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 none of them have a 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 loses 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. Not all Sharia schools allow the face of a woman exposed.

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

34-It is obligatory for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is obligatory. That means that for the sake of abiding with Islam’s commandments, such as jihad, a Muslim is obliged to lie and should not have any feelings of guilt or shame associated with this kind of lying.

The above are clear-cut laws in Islam decided by great Imams after years of examination and interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Mohammed’s life. Now let the learned Imam Rauf tell us: What part of the above is compliant with the U.S. Constitution?

Nonie Darwish is the author of “Cruel and Usual Punishment; the terrifying global implications of Islamic law” and founder of Former Muslims United.

  • BS77

    hard to believe anyone would want to live this way…anyone on planet earth. what a nightmare ……..it's almost like science fiction. ….only worse.

    • 1Bigbeam

      With Sharia Law, it opens the "Gates of Hell".

    • ChristDied4us

      I don’t believe that the Koran is from the one true God, our Creator. The stuff in the Koran was put into Muhammad's head by a demonic being as he went into some sort of epileptic seizures or trance, while he was in a cave. I believe that the Judeo-Christian Bible is God's message to all people. All brave Americans are willing to fight for our freedom to worship this one true God who reveals Himself as the triune God "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" (one God with a trinity of being). All of us courageous Americans are willing to sacrifice our lives for the freedom to worship God according to our own conscience. Jesus Christ, who is God the Son, is worth dying for. If the radical Islamists insist on trying to force their religion on us, then they are responsible for the violence they are inflicting on the world. They started the fight, making it necessary for free people to defend themselves. They are promoting more violence in this world, which already has too much violence and war, although a just war is necessary for defense against tyrants and dictators, be they secular or religious dictators like Iran has. Even if Israel weren’t in the Middle East the beligerent variety of Muslims who cannot live in peace with their fellow human beings would still be fighting with each other, like they do now (Shiite vs Sunni). They have made it clear: the reason they fight against the West is because they want to force their religion on others. (By the way, when will the US government wake up to the reality that the violent elements in Islam are attempting sedition, subversion and treason against the USA; when will those in Washington stop being so politically correct?) Those Muslims who are hot-headed control freaks (not all Muslims) are intolerant of anyone who has a different religion than theirs. They refuse to respect the right of other people to choose their own religious beliefs and to worship their Creator according to their own conscience. We cannot, in good conscience, forsake the true God who identifies Himself as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. This wonderful God of ours is loving and kind and holy, not a war-mongering bully who blows up innocent women and children (wounding and maiming some for life as their body parts are splattered all over). The freedom to worship this one true God is worth fighting for. If Islam really was the one true religion and if it is so good (if it is the best and only true religion as Muslims claim) then why does it have to be forced on people at the point of a sword? If someone has to hold a sword to your throat and force you to buy their product, that does not say much for what they are trying to sell you. These Mafia-like tactics — the coercion and threats and violence — expose the fact that it is just another man-made system (political system hiding behind a religion) fabricated by those who want to be in control, those who want to tell you how you should live your life (they think you are not smart enough to have the freedom to make your own decisions). What sane person in this world would have any confidence in a 53 year old man (Muhammad, the founder of Islam) who had sex with a 9 year old little girl (Aisha)? Any civilized society recognizes that such behaviour is child sex abuse and pedophile behavior, a sickness. And millions follow this guy? Insanity!

    • EW in MO

      Hard to believe to us, but they are brainwashed from birth, they are lied to, they are made into little fighting machines. That's all they know, that's all they see. It's like a big cult.

  • Ibrahim

    Nonie Darwish is the founder of Former Muslims United. Former Muslims are those once became Muslims and then abandoned Islam and Muslims. What she listed are probably form some books written by Muslim jurists or legalists. She should point out the Muslim countries with these 34 rules or regulations. My country Malaysia does not these rules. She can come to Malaysia and see for herself about the existence or non-existence of these 34 rules. Have a nice and peaceful day every day.

    • kafir4life

      Hi Ibrahim! Nice of you to post! Let me ask you some questions. To number 14 above…..suppose someone were to say that muslims worship a made up moon god. A moon god invented by the pedophilic warlord rapist mohamad, who shat the contents of the terror guide the koran from his anal orfice.

      What happens then?

      Now suppose someone hears the word of the terror guide, the koran, and rejects it? And suppose that he refuses to pay the "protection money" (jizzy tax)?

      What happens then?

      Curious kafir wish to learn.

      Truth.

      • Spider

        Well I suppose you would be beheaded and boiling oil poured down your throat..

    • Clay Cole

      See Rule #34.

    • davarino

      Ya great, sounds like Malaysia is a wonderful place to live. I think I will move there and build a church and convert mulsims to christianity.

      lovely

    • Michael Sherrod

      I'm sure that you would love to have Ms. Darwish come to Malaysia so you could show her such concepts as "Islamic tolerance and love". That's why it's a safe bet she won't be travelling there anytime soon.

    • Draza

      She can travel to Malaysia? And then be executed as an apostate? Keep your cess pool countries (until we invade them and convert you to Christianity) and keep out of the US.

      • acaciadad2

        That kind of mean-spiritedness isn't necessary. I pray for Muslims every evening without calling them names. After all, if God can save Nineveh — much to Jonah's displeasure — he can save anyone. However, either Ibrahim believes we are naive or he isn't thinking this through. According to the Qur'an and Hadith, many of the laws cited in the article are binding on Muslims regardless of the stated customs of the country. We can all thank God (or Allah) that most members of that faith do not live according to Shari’a in most parts of the world. Like most of us, they're more concerned with making a living and raising their families — and doing good as they understand it short of committing violence. Here in Arlington, TX, we have a large Muslim population. Most of them are good neighbors. Rather than spend time condemning their faith, I try to be a good model of a Christian, not compromising my beliefs but not attacking them either. You'd be surprised (well, some of you wouldn't) at the number of opportunities I've had to witness. Do you know what most Muslims believe the Trinity is? Clearing that up can be a huge step forward.

        • fmobler

          Thank you.

        • winoceros

          acadiadad2, I do not see any ad hominem directed at Ibrahim in the above comments. I really liked what to you had to say, thumbs up.

          But know that people who understand what rules Muslims follow often has nothing to do with the state and local laws of the land they happened to occupy at any given point in history. The curve always, with the exception maybe of Attaturk's efforts in Turkey, always swings toward more shari'a.

          This is not an attack on Muslims per se. It is showing people the truth about Islam, something you yourself might have seen first-hand when engaging people about Christianity. They have Christianity so contorted and twisted and then call Christians and Jews the ones who contorted Islam. It'd be funny if it weren't so sad. (cont'd)

        • winoceros

          (cont'd) What I see above are people calling Ibrahim on his tu quoque fallacy that since Malaysia has more liberal practice of Islam, that Nonie Darwish's rules are somehow false. Nonie's rules fall directly in the mainstream rubric of Islamic thinking worldwide.

          I truly appreciate your efforts. Know that if you tried to witness in Malaysia, and used the word Allah to describe your conception of God, you could be arrested or vigilantes would take care of you themselves. In wonderful, tolerant, Malaysia. Malaysia would have been wonderful, don't you think, without Islam invading the psyche of those wonderful people?

        • Tim

          they believe it is shirk… blaspheme… in a debate I watched between a quran believing muslim and a Christian the muslim said, "God would never come into this world through a filthy woman" …be very weary of any person who has the internet at their finger tips and still defends one of the top five most evil men ever to live…moham-mad (pbu his crazy ass).

  • CW

    Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf must have been under the tutorship of POLOSI UNIVERSITY. Here in the United States where we don't honor these 34 rules (at least not yet), you read and hear of people arrested for performing the atrocities mentioned in the above article quite often. I've been to several countries that live under the Islamic law and saw for myself both, the strict and not so strict Islamic way of life. It cannot be emphasized enough…THERE IS NO COMPARISON OF SHARIA LAW TO THE US CONSTITUTION. It is an absolute set of rules that must be and is followed by orthodox followers of Islam.

  • Beverley

    It is not hard for them to live this way they have been DECEIVED. And for this reason God WILL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe the lie. This is what happens to mankind if they reject the God of the Bible. How else can these prople live this way? How come many people can see how wrong this is and others can't? Just in the natural it seems crazy.

    • Mr. Pye

      And this is the ignorance of all religions to believe theirs is the right and others are wrong. You are narrow-minded, conceited and foolish. MAN created and organized religion, do you believe the words of every man? So go ahead, be a sheep and follow your flock. FOLLOW <— Keyword. It's better to enlighten yourself towards all forms of belief, know matter how much you think you know about one religion – you still know VERY little about religion because you only choose to educate yourself about one. Foolishness. Complacency.

  • http://www.apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com ApolloSpeaks

    THE IMAM WITH AN AX TO GRIND

    The cat's out of the bag: Imam Rauf has an ax to grind with the United States for its crimes of killing scores of Moslems before and after 9/11. Rauf sees himself Koranically as God's avenging hand not killing Americans to even the score, this man is no murdrerer, but having a sharia mosque at Ground Zero to pour acid on our sores. I challenge anyone to give me a better explanation for Rauf's heartless intransigence in building this mosque.

    Click my name ApolloSpeaks and read my piece: Imam Abdul Rauf and the Religion of Islamic Compassion. This article explains like no other the New Age Left's fascination with Rauf and the source of his mesmeric powers.

    • An Dean

      @Apollo ….Imam Rauf has an ax to grind with the United States for its crimes of killing scores of Moslems before and after 9/11……

      He is using the tactic taakyia, (sp.?), lying for Jihad! To advance Islam! Recommended by the Koran!

  • Arnie Meyrowitz

    Not all Muslims are evil; not all Muslims take control of jetliners and crash them into
    buildings; not all Muslims routinely "circumcise" women so that pleasure will be denied
    them; not all Muslims condone beheading or stoning; not all Muslims are taught/forced
    to hate all non-Muslims but all Muslims who believe in the Koran must follow rules 1
    through 34 in order to be considered a true believer, therefore in this instance, at least,
    it appears only fair to say that if it looks like a pig, squeals like a pig, has a curly tail like
    a pig, well it just has to be a pig, with all due respect to the animal kingdom.

    • winoceros

      When a dog bites a child, he often develops a life-long aversion to dogs. Do all dogs bite children? No. Is a child who has been bitten wise to avoid them and advise his future children to be very cautious?

      If he is not and does not, then he is a fool.

      They are not "Islamophobes" or whatever made up word the adherents of the Religion Of Perpetual Victimhood has made up. They have finally learned what Islam is all about.

      I'll bet a lot of people thought Islam was personal and cute, like being Amish or that all that crazy violent middle east stuff was some old-fashioned notion.

      It's not cute. They are militarily weak, which is why we can tolerate them in our midst. When the ummah becomes strong, we will be looking for the next Charles Martel.

    • missmolly

      To agree with what you say, if a Muslim is not following the "rules" he is not a very good Muslim is he?

      • winoceros

        Yes, that is correct. He is probably, though, a wonderful human being.

    • http://www.ccso.org/localcrime/bookingsheet.cfm?bn=72682-001 Justice
      • lemzia

        That page cannot be found.

  • Chezwick_Mac

    Forget for a moment barbarities such as stoning for adultery and amputation for theft. Just the law on apostasy tells you everything you need to know about Islam. If a Muslim follows the call of his or her conscience and converts to another faith, he or she is subjected to death. This is a mafia-like rule that should have no place in ANY religion. And it's for this reason that Islam should have its classification as a religion REVOKED,…and be re-classified as a political movement/party, affecting its legal status, tax status, and most importantly, the sociological and educational discourse surrounding this particular "religion".

    • Guest

      Amen brother!

    • winoceros

      Seriously. Reading rules from actual clerics like "be sure not to leave a gap while you are praying in the masjid. Be shoulder to shoulder so Shaitan (Satan) can't slip between the two of you" and "be sure to say a little phrase before you use the bathroom so Shaitan can't hurt you while you're going to the bathroom" and "be sure to use rocks to wipe yourself in odd numbers, like 3 and 5, just like Mohammad"

      I mean, seriously, people. Have you ever seen a Muslim woman's ear? What on earth is so modest about covering one's ear? These women have websites devoted to bemoaning the disease their scalps are enduring from being under a hijab. Advice to them from clerics involves staying home from work if they have to be uncovered so their scalps will heal. No quarter given.

      This legalistic monstrosity built around the adoration of a single man, who didn't have the common sense to narrate the Qur'an in the first person, even though he claims it is all given by Allah, is absurd, and those who follow it are wasting the beautiful potential as great human beings they have been given.

      • River Fred

        VERY WELL SAID. I WOULD HAVE ADDED THE DEVIL HIDES IN YOUR NOSE EVERY NIGHT AND SHOULD BE WASHED OUT WITH WATER EACH DAY.
        Most likely M had hayfever and blamed it on the devil as per his revelation from Allah.

    • MERGATROID

      heck, forget for the moment the death sentence of apostates. a religion that holds our canine friends in disregard tells me everything i need to know about islam. DOG OWNERS OF THE WORLD AGAINST ISLAM!!!

      • lemzia

        I have 2 Dogs, Count me IN!!!!!

  • winoceros

    Nonie Darwish is a hero.

    • dlp

      Heroine.

      • winoceros

        Thanks for your contribution on this thread of such an important subject as human rights and subjugation by one ideology over others.

  • David

    Haters, this page is full of misstatements. Please read the Koran itself if you want to understand Islam. The caliphate was abolished in 1924: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliphate.
    "Modernists, traditionalists and fundamentalists all hold different views of Sharia." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharia
    The truth is not hard to find if you want it.

    • Chezwick_Mac

      Hater, as a Muslim, your Quran explicitly instructs you to hate and make war on unbelievers (surah 9). It tells you that Jews are animals (5.60, 71.66). It tells you to reject the friendship of Christians and Jews (5.51). It tells you to discriminate against women (2.228, 4.11), that man is superior to woman, and that a husband may beat his wife (4.34).

      Meanwhile, the Caliphate was indeed abolished in 1924. But there are millions of Muslims who hope to someday soon reconstitute the Caliphate.

      Finally, ALL schools of Islamic jurisprudence demand the death penalty for any Muslim adult male who converts to another faith. Some are more "lenient" towards adult women, merely confining them inside for the duration of their lives.

      Facts hurt, don't they?

    • Vinny

      Wiki?!
      See here for good examples of bias: http://conservapedia.com/Bias_in_Wikipedia

      • trickyblain

        That Website is hilarious! Thanks for posting. I especially like the line about "Conservopedia," unlike Wikipedia, being a "credible" wiki even though Conservopedia copies Wiki's layout and template.

        • Vinny

          Uhh… it's the CONTENT, not the FORMAT, that makes it credible, Blain.

    • winoceros

      David, It is so sad that you wouldn't take the time to look at what Islam teaches. Realize that the only thing they hold sacred are not the words of Wikipedia, but the Qur'an, and the Sunnah.

      For you to sit there after googling for 30 seconds and berate others, who have studied Islam far longer than you have even been putting fingers to keyboard, about "truth" regarding Islam is patently laughable.

      Nonie was a Muslim. She would know, n'est pas?

      Also, why would reading the Qur'an help me understands Attaturk's dismantling of the political structure of the Caliphate?

      And there is literally no such thing as a "modernist" Islamic scholar. There are occasionally, but they end up dead. Those who want to keep power will only go as far as the people whom they rule will allow. That's why you have vice police in Saudi Arabia and women in jeans in Malaysia.

    • Ted

      In case you didn't know, watch this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9rofXQl6w&fe… layer_embedded

    • Americanjoe

      You are a typical guilt laden libtard,who would cut off his nose to spite his face. You know you are only supporting this muslim crap because of your allegiance to osama, i mean obama. Sharia law will never happen here because the Americans wont let it happen. Why dont you convert to the dirty so called religeon of islam unless you are a dirty muslim. allah is a pedofile as muslim men are,

    • Cheryl

      Wikipedia as a defense?? I can re-write history too…..

    • 911Infidel

      No it is not. And most of us have already read the Koran, Hadiths Sira, and The Reliance of The Traveler. We're well aware of Suras like 9:5, 9:29 9:2, etc.

      Nonie Darwish is exactly right.

      And you are correct, "The truth is not hard to find if you want it". So when are you going to start looking for it? You won't find it in Wikipedia. Try reading the books that I just mentioned instead.

    • An Dean

      Why are the modern/good Muslims not standing up against their brothers and reject the political part of Islam then?
      I have not heard, about 9/11, that the "good" Muslims are outraged? Where are you? How can we believe and trust you?
      Embrace the religion, but not the Sharia. Start to embrace our culture and respect our laws, then we will believe you!
      AND ABOVE ALL, STOP ARRANGING OUR COUNTRY THE WAY IT SUITS YOU, ADJUST YOUR CLOTHING TO US, GET RID OF THE HI JAB AND BURKA.
      STOP ALL THOSE MOSQUES, YOU GOT NOW MORE THEN ENOUGH!. NO PRAYING IN STREETS, NO NOISE FROM YOUR MOSQUES, NO PRAYER CALL!!
      At work you have to fit in, don't ask for prayer time or prayer rooms, no special Muslim toilets, fit in! Religion is a private affair here!
      Start questioning your Quaran, you are now in a free society. REVISE IT TO MODERN TIMES, JUST LIKE WE DID WITH OUR BIBLE!

      • Carole63

        Spot on!!

    • Carole63

      If it has been abolished how come al these things listed are happening today?
      You can`t pull the wool over our eyes!!

      • Carole63

        The above comment was for David!

    • Gloria

      It is true that the caliphate was abolished in 1924 (in Turkey by Attaturk). However, the Muslim Brotherhood was formed in 1928 (in Egypt by Hasan al-Banna, Tariq Ramadan's grandfather) with the sole purpose of reinstating the caliphate. Everything we are seeing today coming from the Muslim world is a direct result of al-Banna's Muslim Brotherhood.

      By the way, Iman Rauf's father was a contemporary of al-Banna and an active member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He came to America in 1965 to establish a major mosque in New York (the 96th St. mosque). This move coincided with the Muslim Brotherhood's arrival at the University of Illinois-Urbana to form the first Muslim Student Assoc. in 1963. Today there are about 600 MSA's in colleges and high schools throughout America.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    chezwick_mac makes a brilliant suggestion – " And it's for this reason that Islam should have its classification as a religion REVOKED,…and be re-classified as a political movement/party, affecting its legal status, tax status, and most importantly, the sociological and educational discourse surrounding this particular "religion". This should be pursued by all responsible American lawyers with a background in Constitutional Law.

  • Andre

    Is the title not redundant?
    Are there really non-dummies who are pro-Sharia?
    Come on now…no sane person would ever be in favor of this hell on earth. It is clearly written by a bunch of repressed males to protect their debilitating insecurities while taking advantage of the weaker sex. A very sick system indeed.

    • winoceros

      Yet a billion people abide, even if nominally, by its tenets.

  • Michael Petek

    Two things you need to add.

    (1) A Caliph must be of the tribe of Quraish.

    (2) There is no retribution for one who slays his offspring, or his offspring's offspring.

    • winoceros

      I looked for that too, but found number 2 to be incorporated into number 9.

  • TrollMaster

    Islam is not what Americans think of as a traditional religion. Americans are accustomed to thinking of a religion as embodying strictly a spiritual content. In fact, Islam is really a legal system cloaked within a religious guise. The paramount goal of Islamists is to force their legal system, Shariah, on every society. This is required by the Koran.

    Shariah law is antithetical to America’s Constitutional form of law.

    • Carole63

      You`re so right!
      Bloomberg said everyone has the right to worship and practice their religion, but he doesn`t seem to realize it`s more than just a religion, it has an evil ideology and the mosques are not just used for prayer and worship!
      They use them to promote jihad and further their evil plans to islamise the country!
      They will often use them for storing weapons and bomb-making equipment etc.

  • winoceros

    Nothing. They have contributed nothing. Those who do contribute come to America or Israel or another country to do it. Their societies stifle all bid'a (innovation).

  • Davidka

    The excerpts of Sharia make clear that Islam is not merely a religion, in the Western sense. It is a totalitarian political movement that seeks to conquer all non-Muslims.

    The article, accurate as it is, omits a fundamental rule of Sharia: Islam gives non-Muslims three choices: convert, live as debased 3rd class citizens, or be killed. This fundamental rule, the central rule of Islam, like the instances of Sharia the author cites, is completely incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.

    • winoceros

      I hope I'm correct in assuming that Muslim women fulfill the second-class position in that pecking order..

      I am reminded of Latter Day Saints church that has torturously, but successfully, changed its doctrine, quelling cries of blasphemy from its followers, as well as those who left seeking to create their own "Mormon" (Jeffs, et al). They see themselves as part of the United States, and willing to tailor its very tenets to be brought into compatibility with the U.S. Constitution and mainstream American values, rejecting racial discrimination and polygamy.

      Muslims wanting to do the same, to recreate their "wheel" to practice a personal spiritual faith of Islam, find themselves in hiding. Even apostasizing is safer than suggesting a change in Islamic doctrine.

    • Samurai Hit Woman

      Yes, and the totalitarian Left finds common cause with totalitarian Islam. Both hate America and it's freedom. We are the hindrance standing in their respective ways.

      Of course the Left by finding common cause with Islam in bringing America down are fools. But they have much in common all the same.

      Islam follows Sharia Law that enslaves and the Left observes political correctness that is an affront to freedom because it is designed to silence those who dissent.

      And we simply have to let the Left's name calling stop having an effect on us and stand firm to remain free. If we fold to the charge of phobia, or the threat of whatever name the Left dreams up, what chance will we have against the threat of having our heads cut off?

      Does it really hurt that much for them to say we have phobia's? Does any of their crap trap matter? Of course not When viewed in the light of the fire the Left is trifling with in its support of Islam.

  • http://theisraelconnection.blogspot.com Mid

    Funny how adherents to Islam tell you to read the Koran in order to understand Islam… I've read the Koran…many times…there is NO understanding Islam. Nothing in the Koran makes sense, and if you read about Mohammad, you will understand why. He made up rules when it suited him, like when he wanted his son's wife, he suddenly got a revelation that it was okay to take his son's wife away from him. Give me a break. It is ridiculous to think people follow this religion and way of life. That people are beheaded in the book of Revelation is beginning to make sense to me now… Jesus, Son of God, have mercy and come quickly!!

    • kafir4life

      mohamad (aka mad mo, the pedophile prophet) invented islam and the koran to satify his own carnal urges. The koran was written as a result of intestinal distress. The first thing "revealed" from mad mo's sacred orfice were the 99 names of allah the moon god. Later "revealings" from his anus resulted in the terror guide we know and love today.

      Mad mo remonds me of the John Lovitt (?) character on SNL of the habitual liar. I caa see him (much like like the terrorist supporters at cair)…..Yeah……yeah….that's the ticket…..yeah………Gabriel told me allah wants me to have your wife……yeah….that's it….that's the ticket…..

    • flevan

      Yep, like gambling. It is forbidden, UNLESS there is more than one winner, like when Mohammad won the horse race, then it is just fine. If there are 3 betters, you better hope you aren't the only winner!
      Also like masturbation. It is forbidden, UNLESS you have to do it to avoid raping someone, then it is just fine.
      Pick up a Qur'an and read it. It is rediculous as a religious document. However, as dogmatic theocratic propaganda, it excels.

  • steven L

    Who cares that the US Constitution is Sharia compliant. What matter is that the Muslim must respect the US Constitution and the Sharia must comply with the US Constitution and the charter of human rights. We know the Sharia violates BOTH.

    • Carol

      Really, sharia does not belong in the USA as well as neither does Islam.

  • Jim Johnson

    The Nobel prize in literature for the title to this article. It says it all in one line.

  • BS77

    Someone, forward this article to Mayor Bloomberg….a man in need of immediate education.

  • dina

    Oh Holy Jesus Christ!
    That picture looks more ghoulish than a halloween card. Creepy. What beauty starved psyches these poor people have.

    We cannot "save" them . Only a higher God than theirs this Mohammed in his active imagination created can save them.

    Why do Liberals defend this? They have starved psyches , wounded character structures.
    Read Dr. Charles Konia's latest books . Especially not right or left something . I can't wait to get it. I have to turn away from reading all this sad stuff. Our consciences and consciousness en masse has not grown very much. May God have mercy on us non cult followers .
    I would rather make war against Mayor Bloomberg and the people who let them hold offices like our lukewarm muslim President. It is hard to stay out of the "What if's" now.

    Thank goodness for the courageous sites like these who teach the truth. WE must pray for their safety. Ya think they are not on a Muslim chop yo head off list?

    WAKE UP AMERICA IT IS NOT TOO LATE.

    • EW in MO

      dina,
      Don't turn from looking at sad stuff! It's reality! It's the truth.
      The truth will set us free.

  • Anne Widner

    If there is any spiritual direction in Islam at all it is by Satan.

  • tgbrowning

    This is, strictly speaking, off-topic but it does relate to this thread.

    I just finished reading a book by Carolyn Jessop, a women who had been a member of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints and "escaped" along with her 8. (Book title is "Escapte").

    Warren Jeffs, the "prophet" of the FLDS (currently in jail, still, I believe) sounded like a Muslim Iman of questionable mental ability. Very scary to find out some of that same insanity seems to be doing well here in the US.

    Also, do you have a link to the actual claim by Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf? Would like to see it.

    Browning>>>

  • Adam G

    I found this blog from an article I read and I figured I'd find some absurdities, but this was pretty bad. Yeah there is a lot of f-ed up things in Islam, but not all Muslims want to live like this. There may be many, and they are by far the most radicalized, most motivated and most visible because of their actions, but it takes action to marginalize the radicals and help other people realize that living by these rules is incongruent to living in the modern world. I would never want to live by Sharia law, but I also wouldn't want to live by the exact words of the Bible/Tanakh either. It was the Enlightenment and several generations of massacres in the name of God and Jesus (remember the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and the countless wars fought in Europe where people were endlessly slaughtered) that helped the Judeo-Chrisitan World get past the absurdity of the absolutes of the Bible/Tanakh. It is unfortunate that most of the Muslim World has not gone through their Enlightenment (and many in the Judeo-Christian World have seemed to forgotten those ideals and ideas from that age too), but we should be helping the Muslim world realize the absurdity of certain writings in Sharia law. And if you think I'm lying about the Judeo-Christian absurdites, do you think we should do all of the following from Exodus which can be found at the following link http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9882

    We need to work to create modern Muslims who believe in a more modern form of Islam. It took Christianity several hundred years of destruction to modernize. It's unfortunate that Islam did not modernize at the same time, but now would be a good time for them to modernize – but we in the Western, Judeo-Christian world should try to help rather than lumping those idiots who want to live like 6th Century barbarians with those who want to live in peace but practice a more tolerant form of Islam. Are all Christians the same?

    • Tsvieps

      Adam, Have you ever sat and had a good discussion with someone who has really studied and under understands Torah. For example, in your link: " an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot," has from the beginning been a tort system. If you accidentally put out someone's eye, you pay them money equal to the value of the eye. No one has every poked an eye in revenge following Torah. An often quoted and mis-understood passage. Jewish partisans may have fought Nazis in WW2, but no rabbi has ever suggested blowing up cafes in Germany after WW2 out of revenge for the 6 million…but by your misreading of Torah, they would have.

    • EW in MO

      People who think like you are the problem.
      I pray you all wake up and stop playing nice to these people.
      They just laugh at you.

  • BS1977

    Have you seen the film THe Stoning of Soraya M? Check it out. Get a glimpse of the hell women must endure in these godforsaken countries like Iran and Afghanistan. Where are the liberal women progressives from NOW and the View???? Silent as usual.

  • skep41

    Of course we're Sharia Compliant. When a group of homosexuals went to a California justice to advocate the absurd proposition that they should be allowed to parade their shame openly the judge ordered to most vocal hung with piano wire outside the courthouse and the rest publicly flogged with canes. Nah, just kidding! It seems our constitution is at odds with Sharia on almost every point but we should be groovy like Canada and England and let Muslims set up Sharia Courts to handle domestic abuse cases. Its SO culturally sensitive to allow wife beating and forcing young girls to marry strangers. I want to build a bridge to these guys right now!

  • Mark Gilbert

    Any religion or "Political movement" that attempts to RULE the world or direct or guide peoples live to their spritual end, that has a list of rules to follow to satisfy thIer gOD! Ephesians 2: 8 For by GRACE are ye SAVED through faith; and that NOT of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2: 9 NOT of works, lest any man should boast. BORN AGAIN THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST is the only non-works religion.

  • Mark Gilbert

    Without a large-scale invasion or even a nuclear war, parts of America could be thrown into the dark ages in an instant.
    Any thing that would interfere with computer function in any region,
    disruptive electromagnetic pulse (EMP)
    •No lights. •No telephones. •No Internet.
    •No radio or television.
    Even most vehicles would not start because of the electronic fuel-injection systems in most cars and trucks.

    And That's Just For Starters!
    The Entire Financial System Would Also Collapse.

    •ATM machines would not work. •Banks would be shuttered.
    •Grocery stores would soon be looted. •Police would be paralyzed and helpless.

    • winoceros

      Mark, wrong thread, I fear.

  • daverocq

    a Moderate Islam is an oxymoron
    there is no hope to reform this religion since there is no single authority to decide the rules (such as the case for the Catholic church) so, there will always be some (many) Imams or Mollahs who will believe to hold the Only True interpretation of the Qur'an and the Hadith and the Sunna and lo and behold this will include the 34 commandments listed by Nonie Darwish..
    It is hopeless I believe and the world is in for a long period of instability because of the unleashing of all these terrorists who want to force the Chariah down the throat of the rest of the humankind.
    and since this is an amorphous body of enemies, it will be a long slog and I am not ready to bet on who will be the victors..not yet…given all the precautionary responses of the western democracies who do not wish to be accused of being xenophobic or islamophobic etc..a resolute adversary stands more chances to win..unfortunately

  • ROBERT

    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, coordinator of the Cordoba project, holds himself out as a moderate Muslim. He claims that the staff of Cordoba House will seek human understanding and a path to peace and understanding. He also demands that American law be conformed to the principles of Sharia and the Qur’anic state.

    ”What Muslims want is a judiciary that ensures that the laws are not in conflict with the Qur'an and the Hadith.”

    Well, perhaps, we should give Feisal Abdul Rauf the benefit of the doubt. His wife, however, has invoked the weary and worn-out specter of Hitler’s persecution of the Jews to defame Americans who object to the construction of the mosque. —Now euphemistically described as a cultural center with a “Prayer-space.”

    "We are deeply concerned, because this is like a metastasized antisemitism," said Daisy Khan, who is spearheading the project with her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. "It's beyond Islamophobia. It's hate of Muslims."

    How then do we answer Daisy Khan’s accusation that we Americans are infected, as if with a malignant cancer, with a metastasized Muslim hatred?

    Let me see. Daisy, Americans do not hate. They do not object to the building of a mosque. They object only to its location at Ground Zero. Why are you unable to recognize that the construction of a Muslim mosque at the gravesite of 3000 Americans murdered by 19 Muslims, in the name of Allah, is offensive to Americans—and that the mosque is most offensive to the families of those who have lost a husband, wife, child or friend to a most cowardly terrorist attack? Why will you not recognize, understand and respect the idea that Americans are still grieving their dead? Why will you not simply build the mosque somewhere else? Why do you accuse us of the rankest prejudice? How would you feel, for example, if Americans were to build a Catholic Cathedral at the center of Mecca, this to extend our hand and heart in peace and understanding?

    Or are Catholic churches allowed in Mecca?

    • winoceros

      She's also a rank liar, stating 300 Muslims were killed at the towers. Um, it's more like 30, Daisy. Believe everything your lying coreligionists tell you?

      She said she thought the 9-11 families "might need a little hand-holding" but she never expected such political resistance to the plans.

  • Craig

    Keep in mind that english translations of the Quran are very watered down. For those of us that can read Arabic, its actually a bit more harsh than what the english says.

    What I want to know is how this debate became conservatives vs. Muslims. How are liberals on the side of a religion that would kill them if given the chance? How can homosexuals be behind it (no pun intended) if the same people they support will stone them to death in the streets is Sharia law were implemented. Yet, its the conservatives who are being forced to defend their stance. We are the ones being called "Islamaphobes". Its wrong to qeustion motivations by an Imam with a shaky background? Its wrong to ask where funding for a such a place might come from? Its wrong to want a debate and perhaps a compromise on the issue? Then I guess I am fundamentally un-American for not being led by my leash like liberals want me to be. I'm sorry I'm educated. I'm sorry I have very firm Christian beliefs. I'd hate to upset your liberal views.

    • Craig

      And last I checked, "prayer space" wasn't a term used for a room that could hold 1000 people, like the developer of the project has stated. I've had "prayer spaces" before. They could hold maybe 20 people uncomfortably. How did it become our side that accused of being intolerant? How is it that one of the biggest reasons they tout for building this is to heal wounds, yet, when we tell them they are ripping those wounds open they call us "Islamaphobes".

  • Craig

    Now, I know quite a few Muslims, and have known them for years. Some of them I keep my eye on just because of things they say. But most of them I would give my life for, because they don't follow word for word what the Quran says, and they believe in America. Those are the so-called "moderate" Muslims people talk about. And guess what? They are pissed as hell that this mosque is being built. But you won't find any induication of it in the media.

    My friends, conservatives are in a fight for their very existence. If you believe otherwise, you have been misled. Voting in November is a start, but we cannot let ourselves get complacent again. We let that happen when Bush took office, and we paid for it. I am liking what I see in the political waking up of our society, but it has to continue.

  • CitiKitty

    Sharia Law is a corrosive threat to traditional American values and to the sovereignty of the individual.

    For instance, on June 30, 2010, a Hudson County (New Jersey) Superior Court Family Division (life time appointed) Judge Joseph Charles, jr. ruled that Sharia Law trumped traditional civilized law and affirmed the “right” of a Muslim man to rape his arranged-marriage wife. Fortunately, on July 23, 2010, The New Jersey State Appeals Court ruled that, “the judge was mistaken”, and that civilized law must prevail over “religious precepts”, and that the Sharia demented, culturally deprived, enemy of Enlightenment values, Judge Joseph Charles, jr. was to be overruled.

    Sharia supporters are sincere, dedicated supporters of their atavistic, Islamic rules. Alien people who legally apply for American citizenship are welcome to do so. Alien, pre-civilized law, such as Sharia, is hostile to the United States Constitution and to the sovereignty of the individual.

    Well-meaning, alien people are welcome in America, but pre-Enlightenment Sharia Law must be thwarted.

  • Jehousha

    This article is not really fair. Its look at harsh sharia makes it seem as though all Muslims are hardliners, and that's no more true than believing that all Christians are snake-charmers. Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf is a moderate, as Rick Warren is a moderate Christian. Warren does not call for all Americans to follow strict Old Testament law, and Feisel Abdel Rauf does not call for even Muslims to follow every tenet of sharia. Fearmongers!

    • Brenda

      Imam Rauf wants Sharia!!!!!!! what are you talking about Jehousha
      If Rauf wants to be credible he should say "I am against Sharia"
      Do not defend Islam by saying that this article claims all Muslims are hardliners,
      that claim is already discredited as silencing criticism of Islam.

  • Antibigot

    "For Dumbies" is exactly right. This is for people who do not want to think for themselves and need Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney to provide their opinions for them.

  • Antibigot

    "1-Jihad, defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion,” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule."

    This is a flat out lie.

    • How Much

      You think it's a lie coz you believe the nambly-pambly-kumbaya-hearts-and-butterflies-can't-we-all-just-get-along version you hear/read about in the news….but it is the truth. Read the Koran, the Hadiths and the fatwahs through the centuries. Ms. Darwish would know, she used to be a Moslem, and grew up in Egypt. Now just coz all Muslims don't fight 24/7 for the establishment of their faith, doesn't make it so. It just means they are not as devoted.

  • http://TexasFred.net/ TexasFred

    Islam is EVIL, there is no other way to define it… *Religion of Peace* is a LIE!

  • Marrabella

    Adam, WE don't need to do anything. (I am assuming you are a non-Muslim).
    The Muslims need to reform their own. It won't work any other way.

  • EW in MO

    What has become of us?
    While I was at 8-28 Restoring Honor in DC 2 weeks ago, a CBS or NBC guy with a mic and a camera man came up to me and asked, "what do you want to restore America to?" I wish I had said to him, 9/11/2001 & 9/12/2001 when we were all Americans and all praying to God.
    We somehow lost our way after that and basically are letting the enemy win. Shame on some of you who have forsaken your patriotism and faith in God to make the enemy be offended by your actions. What do you think the victims of 9/11 are looking down and thinking? Does anybody care? Is anybody there?

  • Anna

    I thank the Lord that not all Muslims believe in sharia law, but it's hard to digest the notion when I see young women here in Ohio parading around in a black chador with only a slit open for the eyes. Well, what are they doing in this country if not trying to impose their way of life on us?! Can someone please explain about ABROGATION in the Koran to me, which seems to be ignored by all? If you put the Koran in chronological order, all the peaceful passages are at the beginning and the violent ones at the end, WHICH ANNUL THE PREVIOUS PEACEFUL ONES. It seems to me that the terrorists are the ones who understand the Koran, not the other way around. That was Muhammad speaking…….Can someone convincingly explain that to me? Thanks.

  • Mary

    Those who live by the sword die by the sword.

  • Dr. Ahmed Edris

    I'm an Egyptian muslim and i daresay the writer of this hasn't read enough …or is trying to attack islam on purpose :…so if u could just walk a mile in our shoes or look from a different angle ….do not take talban's interpretation or qaeda 's ones for granted :

    1- jihad is not at all what is listed : jihad is two kind ….defending ur lands in case someone attacked a muslim land or attacking a non muslim land IF AND ONLY IF their authorities banned u from speaking about islam in public or attacked msulims …AGAIN if and only if …..if they don't do that then u have no richt to attack them
    HISTORICAL PROOF: there were christians in negran – yemen and prophet muhammed never attacked them ..on the contrary they visited him at madina and when their prayet time came he asked them to pray IN A CORNER OF HIS MOSQUE

    2- A caliph " wich doesn't exist and isn't accepted now actually we have presidents wich we are prosecuting :D " is not above the law the first caliph ever ABU BAKR : said when he got crowned …" if i make any mistakes then correct me " a caliph doesn't have any reliigious authorities

    3- part of ur taxes go to the army ? no? or didn't america's army attack iraq and soviet union shishan ??? what does israel do ??
    4- a caliph had to be a male and a muslim …but a president doesn''t have to be …we have no more caliphs and there will not be
    5- a person who leaves islam is not to be killed
    6- a muslim gets the death penalty if he kills a muslim …and i can bring u verses of the quran proving my words
    7- street justice is not accepted and " law" isn't to be taken by people hands …there are some terrorist groups that do think like that but they're a minority
    8- sharia didn't abolishe slavery directly but highly contradicted it …AND WHY WAS THAT ?? because there were already a lot of women slaves by that era …if sharia was to abolish it how could this community live ..it fought and the PROOF IS THAT we have no slaves now …and that dates back to around 400 -500 years
    9- non muslims are allowed to do everything …they are allowed to celebrate their religious festivities and they're ttaly equal to msulims under the law and prophet muhammad said that many times but again i have all this in arabic and i don't have a translation and i said they praid in a part of the prohet mosque ..so how would they be not able to enter :D ..and actually mosques aren't closed and anyone can enter and u're never asked anything …ask anyone who's been to egypt a a tourist
    10- of course it is a crime if someone within my country sells weapon for my ennemy …what happens when soviets send nukes to extremists ?
    11- MUSLIMS CANNOT BY ANY MEANS INSULT ON MUSLIMS …AND THAT'S A CLEAR VERSE IN THE QURAN " NEVER INSULT THOSE WHO DO NOT PRAY FOR GOD "
    12- the low level jobs things is a total lie ..total lie proof is that we pray alltogether ….street sweaper next to comapny owner …and also that is a clear verse
    13- sharia didn't put an age limits but it didn't say that there shouldn't be either …that's left open …as physiological and psychological factors proove now it shouldn''t be before 18 in most countries as a law
    14- if a wife doesn;t wann be his husband she can leave him immediatly and this is well known…even without good reasons she can simply not like him
    15-what's the dowry ??:D if u mean MAHR : this is given to the wife family so that they can buy needed things for the marriage for their girl if they can't
    16- to prove rape ??XD actualy that's for a man to prove that his wife had adultry :D
    rape is proven by DNA guys
    17 – the thing about the rapist is a flat out lie …a rapist is a rapist and is punished unless the girl agrees to marry him by her will ..no more no less and he can't pay anything
    18- every inch thing is not true ….face may appear …personally i sse that's a must …and there are ven a lot of differnces over these things ..again islam is not talban or saudis

    PLEASE JUST LOOK AT IT FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW AND TRY TO LOOK FOR REAL INDEPENDANT PEOPLE …..NOT QAEDA THINGS

    • must learn more .

      Thank you for putting your view. It is good to get a different perspective rather than a rant.

  • Theodore805

    Excellent review of the unreasonable Shariah law.

  • alonzo

    Sadist for Islam.

  • mkh4JC

    Adam G, what you have just stated about the Old Testament occurred under just that, the Old Covenant. When Jesus for instance was approached by the Pharisees about stoning a woman for committing adultery, he saved her, and told her to go and sin no more. God in the Old Testament was attempting to keep his people Israel separate for himself, spirtually separate, so that he could birth the Messiah, Jesus Christ into the world, to save man from his sins.

    Right now we all live in a time of grace, according to the Bible. God for instance is not raining down fire and brimstone from heaven like he did in the Old Testament times. In terms of Catholic Inquisitions and Middle Age 'Christians' who were engaged in these kinds of things, you have to understand, that these people were doing things that were contrary to Jesus teachings. Jesus taught that we as his followers were to love even our enemies. Does that teaching in any way line up with the brutal actions of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages? No, it doesn't.

  • Carol

    I believe many people came to American for freedom of religion, including Muslims. Its time people stand up for their rights and express themselves and send their wandering counterparts back home where they belong where they belong. You just can't come over here and decided you are going take over. Seems like you have not learned from past experiences of your foreign counterparts. Take heed. You will awaken the sleeping giant. We American are not sheep. Our woman, men and children are not wimps. This is my land you are playing with. Beware…not all of us are sitting by and letting you play your games. We are not like cattle being led to the slaughter.

  • Marie

    America wake up!
    Find out about sharia and the qur'an.

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  • disgusted

    Makes me sick. They should all abide by our countries rules when they come to Australia. No Burqa for example… If I have to go there and wear one then they should have to take it off here!

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