Pro-Sharia Lunacy at the New York Times

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On September 2, The New York Times published an opinion piece by Yale University’s Eliyahu Stern titled, “Don’t Fear Islamic Law in America.” The article compares the fight against Sharia law to anti-Semitism and depicts it as being based in anti-Muslim bigotry. On the contrary, the campaigns to ban Sharia-based judicial rulings actually protect Muslims who love the U.S. and the values that define it.

“The crusade against Sharia undermines American democracy, ignores our country’s successful history of religious tolerance and assimilation, and creates a dangerous divide between America and its fastest-growing religious minority,” Stern writes.

At least a dozen states are considering outlawing Islamic arbitration tribunals where Muslims can voluntarily settle their disputes according to Sharia law. As Daveed Garteinstein-Ross notes, there are similar courts for Jews and they are not used as criminal courts. However, there is a danger that an Islamist judge will be able to push his interpretation of the faith from the bench, and that Muslims will feel forced by their communities to use Sharia courts. Islamist groups have also promoted Sharia courts as part of an incremental strategy to bring about Sharia-based governance.

The Center for Security Policy has found 50 examples in 23 states “where Muslim-Americans had their cases decided by Sharia Law against their will.” In one case, a Trial Court judge ruled based on Moroccan Sharia law, even though those involved were not Moroccans or even Muslims.  In Tampa, FL, a judge ruled that a dispute between two Muslim parties would be solved in accordance with Sharia, overruling the objections of the one party. There is also the notorious New Jersey case where a judge exonerated a Muslim man of raping his wife because Sharia allowed him to do so. The ruling was later overturned.

“These families came to America for freedom and from the discriminatory and cruel laws of Sharia. When our courts then apply Sharia law in the lives of these families, and deny them equal protection, they are betraying the principles on which America was founded,” the study says.

This is why the American-Islamic Forum on Democracy supports the ban on Sharia-based rulings.

“As Americans we believe in the Constitution, the Establishment Clause, and our one law system. [The ban] reaffirms the First Amendment to the Constitution and prevents the establishment or empowerment of a foreign legal system like the specific Sharia legal systems implemented in many Muslim majority nations and in western Sharia courts seen in places like Britain,” the Muslim group said.

To see the problems posed by Sharia courts, one only needs to look at Europe, where they have been established. The Civitas think tank in the United Kingdom found that the country has at least 85 of them.

“Among the rulings…we find some that advise illegal actions and others that transgress human rights standards as they are applied by British courts,” the report said. It mentioned a case where a Muslim woman was not allowed to marry a non-Muslim. In one incident, a Sharia councilman dismissed a woman’s complaint that her husband hit her once, saying “it’s not a very serious matter.”

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  • Yeshayahu Goldfeld

    To my mind nothing can bridge between Shari'a society and the rest of the world.
    Muslims are of course entitled to their law and customs,however strong opposition
    should be put up against their physical and ideological intrusion into foreign societies.Islam is rapacious in every sphere of life and we had better defeat it
    before it imposes on us its barbarous rule.

  • IamJoseph

    Shariah is not LAW but LAWLESSNESS. American should not go down as with Eurostan which has 100s of NO GO areas.

  • http://jc.does-it.net Gene W.

    The real battle is Evil versus Righteousness. God authored the Bible as proven on a single page at http://jc.does-it.net and God established Israel and USA. Satan has fought Judeo-Christians from the beginning and has worked to bring down the USA via greed of land and railway barons, The Federal Reserve Bank (which Lincoln warned against) and then the expansion of the OWG via the League of Nations…

    Being extremely clear, The Koran’s god is a deceiver, lair counterfeiter and hates the God of the Judeo-Christians. We do not pray to the same god! The only room for fellowship is to accept and love them as Christ would have since they are created in God’s image and have a soul bound for Hell if they to not establish a personal relationship with Jesus
    No Judeo-Christian, or anyone who want to live a free life, should ever live under Shariah Law.

    • Linda Arney

      Amen….wonderfully written.

    • Phoenix

      Im sorry to burst your bubble of excitement, but they are all the same God. What you just explained completely contradicts itself. Wasn't the USA brought up by Christianity? So how then did all the devil-driven things you mentioned (federal reserves, etc) thrive from there? If anything, and under your own philosophy, it is the current model of the Judeo-Christian that made the devil's work thrive and flourish into historic proportion! Therefore, I would park that argument if I were you, for the sake of religion.

      Now, with regards to Islam having a different God, are you kidding me? You mean to tell me that with ALLLLLL the similarities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, only Islam should be left out and considered different? What does that make of Buddhism? Or Taoism? Or praying to a tree bark-ism! I hate to say, it seems your comment was driven by pure prejudice hate and had nothing to do with faith, logic, nor soul.

      And for your information, even the other religions and beliefs I just mentioned ALSO in the end pray to the same God! How can there be more than one creator? Are you even devout? So what if we all agree to one creator, but you call him X, we call him Y, and they call him W? Haven't you heard of a phrase called different tongues? Different Languages?

      And you cannot honestly stand and say Islam comes with terrorism. More people died in the name of Christianity than any other religion on the history of Man, since Adam. The pure meaning of the word Islam means Peace (Regardless of what radicals and international zionist media wants to feed your brain). So lets not even open the whole topic of killings in the name of religion, again to save embarrassment. And just an FYI i am sure you don't know, because it is obvious you come to your own conclusions without much research, when the Christians inquisition was happening, the jews were protected by the Muslims. Surprise Surprise. Why? BECAUSE Muslims AND Jews and Semitic!

    • Phoenix

      And just for the record, the real battle is Satan and Us. When God made us, Satan vowed that he will use the God given "Personal choice" he gave us to make us rebel against God and therefore end up in hell. He is working his armies now of devils and humans alike to fight against the return of Jesus. all this hate amongst us will not do God nor us any favor, it will only feed in to the victory of the devil. Open your eyes, open your heart, stop playing this silly game of "My car is nicer than your car, no mine is more authentic!" They are all the same car made by the same manufacturer! We are all one! Unless you are speaking in the name of Satan, which i hope to God you are not.

  • Chezwick_mac

    The 'Times' going over the top is one thing.

    The Sharia compliance of US courts is quite another.

    The latter is a tragedy and enough to turn an idealist into a cynic.

  • Michael Dar

    If Muslims do not want to integrate in their host – country they are free to go and live in one of the scores of Muslim states… Is Mr. Eliahu Stern not aware of Islam's imperialistic ambitions nor of of the religious obligations for all Muslims to breng the world to Islam. The Muslims are (mis-) using democratic principles of tolerance etc. to breng democratic countries to accept undemocratic Sharia law. How could a country accepting Sharia laws remain a democracy is beyound comprehension.. Mohammad said said war is deceit? Stern's pro-Sharia piece is intellectual manure!

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

    WHY DID MOHAMMED FEAR AND HATE MUSICIANS AND THEIR MUSIC?

    For new insight into this subject click my name and read my latest widely linked piece.

    • TNinfidel

      Excellent article. Muhammad was truly a despicable barbarian.

  • Mickey Oberman

    The New York Times has been pro sharia and pro Islam for a long time.

  • tanstaafl

    Just say no to sharia law.

  • sononthe_beach

    The biggest mistake that western democracies make is allowing this troublemaking religion into their countries in the first place. This is where certain "freedoms" written into the heart and soul of democracy become the unintended malignancy of your worst nightmare.

  • oldtimer

    How could anyone in their right mind promote sharia law? I quess I answered my own question…

    • http://twitter.com/antistuff antistuff

      Nobody is promoting it! Only RW blogs

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    If your window breaks from some kids playing baseball, it’s a bad idea to idea to scream that Kristallnacht is happening. If you get evicted from your apartment for being a squalid cat lady, it makes no sense to accuse your landlord of making the building Judenrein. Every time these rackets cry wolf about the tiny, insignificant Muslim minority in the US, it makes Americans all the less likely to take them seriously. Zionism has joined the ranks of PETA and Code Pink.

    • ziontruth

      I'm sure you're not going to continue your practice of screaming at the Zionists every time an Arab settler kid in Arab-occupied Judea and Samaria breaks his fingernail in a protest against the anti-terrorist security fence. /s

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        You know, when Jews and Palestinians point at one another in an eternal blame game, it only does one thing: It makes everyone else in the world have a hard time telling you apart. Do you know what the downside of that is? It is that nobody takes Jews seriously. They just sound like one half of a world problem that can only be solved brutally and without pleasing anyone.

        • effemall

          This piece was about Sharia law not Jews and Palestinians. You are such a sick s.o.b. that when you get a mosquito bite you probably scream it came from a Zionist mosquito. Take your malaise to Mecca where you might find more support.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            The article is a scare piece, recycled on a Zionist Hasbara. I am not supposed to refer to Jews? Is there a gag order in effect? The purpose of this story is to incite racial and religious oppression of Muslims and to ridicule Jews who favor pluralism. Jews are acting as the amplifier of this dimwitted message of hatred. It would be convenient not to say so, wouldn’t it?

          • ziontruth

            "The article is a scare piece, recycled on a Zionist Hasbara."

            So quoting the very words of a New York Times articles is Zionist Hasbara now?

            "Is there a gag order in effect?"

            I wish there were. The anti-Zionists have held the megaphone for far too long.

            "The purpose of this story is to incite racial and religious oppression of Muslims and to ridicule Jews who favor pluralism."

            So go enjoy life under shariah law in Pakistan and tell us how harmonious it is with regard to the freedoms you now take for granted. Hypocrite.

            "Jews are acting as the amplifier of this dimwitted message of hatred."

            The NY Times article in favor of shariah law was written by a Jew, recruiting Judaism and Jewish Law in support of a patently treasonous position, which Jews and Judaism have never held (the Jewish position has always been that the law of the host land is to be respected). It is only natural that other Jews respond to this misrepresentation of the Jewish position. But you must be among those who think the only Jews who should be allowed to hold the megaphone are the ones holding to the Marxist, pro-Islamic, treasonous (but I repeat myself) point of view. So much for pluralism.

            For every "Not In My Name!" piece Leftified Jews bring in support of their twisted political views, I can raise them my own "Not In My Name!" with proofs from Jewish tradition for the positions they decry.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            You have a serious reading comprehension problem. Without having to resort to sign language, let me restate:

            The article is intended to scare us and outrage us into persecuting Muslims. It is framed here, on a Zionist Hasbara to incite anger, hatred, and retaliation against perceived Jewish traitors to Judaism.

            Look at you throwing that word "treason" around, like you're some kind of king. A sad little mind trapped inside a spectrum that only runs from Zionism to Communism.

            And look at this sniveling little blogger attacking the New York Times. What effrontery! Let it be known that you stand against pluralism, against freedom of religion and against the First Amendment.

          • Joseph Klein

            How does Harvard Muslim Chaplain Taha Abdul-Basser's following response to an email query about apostasy square with freedom of religion and the First Amendment?

            "Debating about religious matter is impermissible, in general…

            There are a few places on the Net where one can find informed discussions of this issue (Search “Abdul Hakim Murad”|Faraz Rabbani” AND “apostasy”) . The preponderant position in all of the 4 sunni madhahib (and apparently others of the remaining eight according to one contemporary `alim) is that the verdict is capital punishment.

            Of concern for us is that this can only occur in the domain and under supervision of Muslim governmental authority and can not be performed by non-state, private actors."

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I think that is a very incisive question. I do not harbor the illusion that Islam is a tolerant religion. Muslims themselves strike me as intensely tolerant and hospitable, but the text of the Koran in some places is tolerant, in others ambiguous, and in still others at least vicariously cruel. Also, clearly the world has its preponderance of religious fundamentalist lunatics in every religion. I don't think the Muslim ones outnumber the Christian one ones, or that there are more Ayatollah Khameneis than Pat Robertsons or Menachem Schneersons.

            No, I would not say that the Harvard Muslim Chaplain embraces freedom of religion and the First Amendment. But if he wants to party here in the US of A, then he has to abide by that, or at least not infringe upon it. I am of the mind that Islam will die out or become largely irrelevant in the face of true freedom, just as Catholicism has. Otherwise it will become denominational out the wahzoo with Five Percenters and benignly observant Orthodox Muslims quelling the fanaticism of the angry minority. They might not believe in the First Amendment either, but that throws a hex on their recruitment appeal.

          • ziontruth

            "…let me restate:"

            Restating a falsehood doesn't make it true. Repetition is good for committing an idea into memory, but to believe it could convince someone to accept an idea they find unpersuasive is the root of Goebbels's system of propaganda.

            Ironic, considering you're some kind of king in throwing that word "propaganda" around.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            That's why I didn't state or restate a falsehood.

            Shariah is not taking over the United States.
            Jews and Muslims alike are small minorities in the United States.

        • ziontruth

          You're not fooling anyone by claiming you're neutral. I know a lot of commenters who just posted something like "a pox on both houses" and went away, and I respect them. You, on the other hand, keep coming back with your anti-Israel screeds.

          I understand you can't change your mind. That's OK, most people can't, and that includes me as well. But I see you can't even change the subject.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            A pox on your house and a pox on his pile of rubble.

          • Infidel 4 Ever

            FOADside, you seem to be upset that the Israelis are not the unarmed Jews of WW2 naztional Socialist filth infested Europe.

            Enjoy your dyspepsia.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            The Jews weren't unarmed in WWII. Of course, they have acquired over 200 nuclear warheads since then, but that doesn't make them better people. It does, however explain the rabid craziness with which they are trying to keep Iran from getting just one.

    • maturin20

      Invasion of the Body Snatchers was a good movie. I don't see why it couldn't happen to courthouses. One morning, we will wake up and they will all be replaced with mosques and we won't even notice.

    • pagegl

      Hitler didn't start with a huge majority of the German populace. When he started out no one thought he was dangerous, so, he was able to pollute the minds of Germans until they thought his message was valid. The Islamists (supported by groups such as CAIR, MSA, etc. and various useful idiots like the Times) are trying to pull the same crap here.

    • Angel

      Aahahahaha…What an ignorant little american!

      I remember countless europeans talking like that before 10 – 15 years, now they are banning minarets, banning burkas, want to stop muslim emigration, reject turkish EU membership etc.

      Don't worry, with time you will change your opinion too.

    • intrcptr2

      You mean PETA and CodePink beat the Palestinians to declaring independence?

    • rulierose

      congratulations! you win the prize for utterly missing the point! I don't know if you noticed but this article has nothing to do with Zionism, Israel, or indeed Jews at all. it's about Sharia law and whether it's compatible with our Constitution. and obviously it isn't.

      gotta hand it to you Jew haters. you never let facts get in the way of your bigotry.

      how do they do the weather reports on flipside TV? "the Zionist oppressors have caused it to rain again for the 4th day in a row, ruining the crops of the noble Palestinians out of spite."

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Of course sharia law is not compatible with the Constitution. Neither is Talmudic Law. Neither is Neoconservatism if you check out Hamdan vs Rumsfeld. This article has everything to do with Zionism and Israel. No self-confident free nation in the world gives a crap about Muslims. Only paranoid nations of tribalist religious fundamentalist totalitarians care about Islam or where it's going.

  • http://therepublicrevealed.com/ Victorlaslow

    Why do some people hide behind the skirt of a faith they were born in, use that faith as a soap box and at the same time support the very people that would see to its destruction?? http://www.therepublicrevealed.com/forums/index.p
    Victor Laslow

  • waterwillows

    Is the New York Times suggesting that Obama be castrated?

    With sharia that is what would happen.

    • Mickey Oberman

      Too late.
      His father should have been castrated.

      Mickey

  • Spider

    Out of hundreds of religions out there of every stripe and color – why is IS-LAM the only one that LEFTISTS support ??

  • Zinnia2

    not sure if the editors of nyt think it's cool to agree with madness, but they act like a leftist organization which has a superior attitude and infidels are considered slaves and can be killed for whatever reason – so put 2 and 2 together…

  • Marty

    stern is a useful idiot on steroids. The point of shariah is replace any other legal system, including and especially the United States Constitution. islam is an ideology that perpetuates inequality, the supremacy of a special class (in this case, genocidal sociopaths), racism, and slavery. And look at the primitive level of social and technological advancements of those unfortunate societies, such as sudan and saudi arabia, that practice the letter of sharia law. islam is not a religion and has remained a death cult from its beginnings. its emphasis on violence and death is based on sharia.

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    islam IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    islam strives for world domination.

    The quran commands muslims to exercise jihad.

    The quern commands muslims to establish shariah law.

    The quern commands muslims to impose islam on the entire world.

    islam is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    islam IS and has remained a death cult from its beginnings.

    islam wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    shariah law is a law that controls every detail of life in a islamic society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the quran is the call to jihad.

    Jihad means a lot of things and is arabic for battle.

    islam means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    islam and freedom, islam and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    mohamed's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes mohamed a PEDOPHILE!!!

    And you want to base a "Religion" on this a z z -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

    I STAND with Israel

    • Linda Arney

      You are exactly correct is all that you say. I've found Muslims know less about Mohmmed than we do, and that is their downfall. If they knew who/what he was I don't think any free-thinking Muslim would be following him.

    • Phoenix

      Im sorry to burst your bubble of excitement, but they are all the same God. What you just explained completely contradicts itself. Wasn't the USA brought up by Christianity? So how then did all the devil-driven things you mentioned (federal reserves, etc) thrive from there? If anything, and under your own philosophy, it is the current model of the Judeo-Christian that made the devil's work thrive and flourish into historic proportion! Therefore, I would park that argument if I were you, for the sake of religion.

      Now, with regards to Islam having a different God, are you kidding me? You mean to tell me that with ALLLLLL the similarities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, only Islam should be left out and considered different? What does that make of Buddhism? Or Taoism? Or praying to a tree bark-ism! I hate to say, it seems your comment was driven by pure prejudice hate and had nothing to do with faith, logic, nor soul.

      And for your information, even the other religions and beliefs I just mentioned ALSO in the end pray to the same God! How can there be more than one creator? Are you even devout? So what if we all agree to one creator, but you call him X, we call him Y, and they call him W? Haven't you heard of a phrase called different tongues? Different Languages?

      And you cannot honestly stand and say Islam comes with terrorism. More people died in the name of Christianity than any other religion on the history of Man, since Adam. The pure meaning of the word Islam means Peace (Regardless of what radicals and international zionist media wants to feed your brain). So lets not even open the whole topic of killings in the name of religion, again to save embarrassment. And just an FYI i am sure you don't know, because it is obvious you come to your own conclusions without much research, when the Christians inquisition was happening, the jews were protected by the Muslims. Surprise Surprise. Why? BECAUSE Muslims AND Jews and Semitic!

      And just for the record, the real battle is Satan and Us. When God made us, Satan vowed that he will use the God given "Personal choice" he gave us to make us rebel against God and therefore end up in hell. He is working his armies now of devils and humans alike to fight against the return of Jesus. all this hate amongst us will not do God nor us any favor, it will only feed in to the victory of the devil. Open your eyes, open your heart, stop playing this silly game of "My car is nicer than your car, no mine is more authentic!" They are all the same car made by the same manufacturer! We are all one! Unless you are speaking in the name of Satan, which i hope to God you are not.

  • Martel64

    Every political writer at the NY Slimes,must be a descendant of Walter Duranty.

    • URKiddinMee

      Or Jimmy Durante – A Dinka Doo, a Dinka Dooooo!

  • tramky

    It now seems to be literally true that the publishers & editors of the New York Times seek the destruction of the United States, and with this president & his lackeys that is well underway. How many things have we seen during Obama's presidency that we have NEVER seen before in this history of this country. And they are ALL horrendously bad for the people of the United States.

    The Times likes reporting on those thing, preferring that the United States become pretty much like the morally bankrupt Europe. It is truly bizarre, and truly awful. This is not the America that existed even 20 years ago. The changes are deep & rapid. And terrible for the people of America.

    • Jaladhi

      Yes, it is not the America that existed twenty years back , though I would like to stretch it to say 30 years back. The advent or PC/MC liberal media and the political leaders have all made it possible – they truly want to transform this country in to dumping ground of the world. America is truly the last stand to fight the Islamic proponents of sharia, and if america falls, the rest of the non-Muslim countries will fall like domino. Muslims recognize this and that is why their efforts are multiplying to somehow dominate America and curb the freedom of the world. Americans has to fight back if we are to survive as a totally free country that existed 30 or 40 years back.

      Political correctness has to go from this country which will be start towards going back to what it was way back then!!

  • R. Miller

    Just look at the paradise Sharia law has brough to all the countries in which it is practiced; women, gays, other religions, minorities of all types are just having a ball. Who could possibly want it in the U.S.? Oh that's right, the New York Times. Was it Uncle Joe Stalin who coined the phrase "useful idiots?" Never has it been more true than today.

  • olustee

    The law in the U.S. is the product of the citizens of the U.S. via their elected representatives. The sovereignty of that law lies in the sovereignty of the American people who have constructed a nation by way of a socio-political contract, the Constitution. Now, you set up a court within the U.S. that is not indebted justified by that Constitution, you set up what is in effect a foreign government with the U.S. To advocate this is or should be treasonous. Next question.

  • Paul67

    Any US Judge that uses anything other than US Constitutional Law for the basis of any US Court Ruling should be impeached and removed from the bench.

    The fact that the Legislative Branch doesn’t exercise their Constitutional authority in these cases of Judges clearly violating their oaths is clear violation of their oaths as well.

    It’s becoming increasingly unclear what aspects of the US Constitution remain in force anymore.

  • Ray Czar

    Hey you fools at NYT, don't you realize if Sharia law is in
    force your "free speech rights" are gone…..forever!

    They have no tolerance with those who don't agree with
    them. History has proven that, till this day!!

    Remove thou head from thou butt!!

    Ray Czar

  • Questions

    Eliyahu Stern — another crazy, Leftie Jew who thinks that he loves his enemies enough, then his enemies will love him back. It hasn't worked often.

  • Ghostwriter

    One of the things that Americans should be aware of is that music is forbidden under sharia law. The music of everyone from Bach and Beethoven to Elton John and Buddy Holly would be taken away under sharia law. I doubt this is what the "New York Times" had in mind when it wrote the article supporting it.

  • Jaladhi

    NYTimes liberals are simply delusional and do not understand Islam, sharia or Muslims. There is nothing, repeat nothing, redeeming in this criminal and ghoulish cult. Period. And for NYTimes editors or Op-Ed writers not to understand this puts them in the category of fools at the very least or if they know all this then they are liars and hypocrites.

  • Wesley69

    I am tired of how Lefties and the New York Times have no problem with Sharia Law. It is anti-American and anti-Constitution.

    Sharia Law of Islam is a grave threat to this country because you're dealing with a political-religious ideology that, if given the chance, will impose Islam and Sharia Law upon the entire population because it is part of their duty as a devout Muslim.

    So what can be done to stop Muslim enclaves in this country from growing and expanding? Good question; CURRENT LAWS ARE NOT ADEQUATE to fully address this problem, and there is always the danger that some liberal-minded judge will throw out state or local laws restricting the use of Sharia Law in these enclaves.

    We must realize this is a contest that we can't afford to lose. It is our way of life, or theirs. Compromises with the true believers will be viewed by them as weakness. This is a nation built upon the rule of law and the equality of all people. This is our protection. This defense needs to be built stronger so there is NO QUESTION as to the intent of the law.

    Within this country and other countries laws need to be passed to eliminate or restrict the Sharia Law within its territory. Here is a NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT that would insure that religious law does not become civil law in the US. While this is directed at the imposition of Sharia, it also applies to any other religion with similar designs.

    THE AMENDMENT:

    "While all citizens enjoy freedom of religious preference, practices that; coerce belief; indoctrinate minors using public funds; that physically, mentally or monetarily harm an individual, which are in conflict with a citizen's rights under the Constitution & its Amendments are forbidden. Nor shall the practices of a religious group seek to overthrow by subversion or insurrection the institutions of government at all levels."

    Naturally, it would need to be enforced to be effective. But as part of the fundamental law of the land, judges and justices have little lattitude as to the interpretation of the amendment. This specific amendment will put the entire country under a Sharia Law ban. Violators would be treated as criminal under the amendment and whatever laws Congress enacts to insure the implimentation of said amendment.

    • maturin20

      You sound very scared.

      • Wesley69

        Sound scared??? No, just determined that Sharia does not find its way into American courts as accepted legal practice. As I said, Islam is a political-religious ideology, where the church and the state are one. That's not the way its suppose to be in this country. Freedom of Religion means toleration of all religions with no one state religion.

  • maturin20

    Is that really a serious possibility?

    I'm not dismissing your concern, but only about 1 in 50 US citizens are Muslim, and many of those are not interested in Sharia. And beyond that, left or right, liberal or conservative, the citizens of the US are pretty united in considering the Constitution the source of the land's justice. They differ greatly on the interpretation of it, but virtually everyone agrees that we abide by a secular code of laws and that we benefit by doing so. This is reflected in the fact that, under the Establishment clause, any citizen has standing to bring a suit against public funds being spent on endeavors that privilege one faith over another. It's really quite an admirable compromise between toleration and the common interest, and I don't see how Sharia presents any serious or unique problems.

    • http://Thereligionofpeace.org Sue

      Well, 1 in 50 will become 1 in 30 and then 1 in 10 before long half the kids born will be named Mohammad.

  • nancy2014

    Why are they here??? If they want Sharia Law let them go back to where they came from. Our laws are our laws. I can't believe this.

  • rulierose

    look…there are some people who simply won't see the truth when it's staring them in the face. people who think it's "Islamophobic" to complain about a mosque built on the ashes of the WTC. people who say nothing when terrorists murder Israeli civilians, but whine and screech when Israel retaliates. they think the Times Square Bomber and the Underwear Bomber and the Ft. Hood Bomber were all "lone wolves" who had nothing in common.

    these are the same people who think America is always the bad guy, and that we need to keep atoning for our sins so maybe the world will like us.

    to these people I say, you are as wrong as you can be. I hope and pray you see the light before it's too late.

  • http://www.western-civilisation.com CrossofMalta

    No wonder this paper is bankrupt and has a readership of close to zero.
    Lunatics.
    Do they even know what Sharia means? The deconstruction of Western legal codes.

  • Larry

    Only the New York Times would listen to this lunatic. Eliyahu Stern is a self hating Jew and an anti-semite. Yale University should have dumped him with the rest of their garbage a long time ago.

  • http://premiumeyecenters.com Jackie

    Sharia should be included in the liberty of expression and other legal rights that all the free people should have

  • mlcblog

    I see these signs wishing that democracy doesn't work and sharia law is replacing it, and I am reminded that one of the sometimes effective tools of propaganda is that an idea repeated enough times can become acceptable.

  • TNinfidel

    Muhammad was a mass murdering pedophile who created islam to enable his perverse sexual appetite and feed his blood thirsty lust for power. Islam was ripped of of Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and pagan Arab religions.

    I would not trust anyone who follows the teachings of this 7th century barbarian.

  • ginger baur

    With sharia law you have oppresion of women. I would hope that the women in this country would stand together and rise up if sharia law had a chance in this country. Need to vote out all the loony lefties in 2012 and that includes the skinny socialist who we call President

  • Martin Horan

    I don't understand why any Jewish person like Mr Stern could possibly have the views he has. As a Christian, there is only ONE nation in the Middle East where I can practice my faith. That is Israel. That's because Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. That's one reason why Moslems (I refuse to use the Arabic term, Muslim, prefering the English one) want Israel destoyed. If Mr Stern read the Koran and Haddiths he'd find out why. True Koran-believing Moslems want to go for the Jews first and then the rest of us infidels. It's right there in their "holy" scriptures.

  • Tracey Moore

    The God of Christianity and the God of Islam are most definitely not the same. If you read the Koran and read the Bible you will see they each describe totally different Deities.The Koran will claim they are the same, and that Christians and Jews "people of the Book" just rejected Allah. Just read about each and compare carefully. For Embarrassments sake Phoenix.Read them both before trying to call someone else out on their post.