Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh Sharia

Over the past year or two, several communities and a few states have talked about legislation prohibiting Sharia law. The latest to jump on the anti-Islamic bandwagon is Tennessee.
Senate Bill 1028, introduced by State Sen. Bill Ketron, gives the state Attorney General authority to designate "Sharia organizations," defined as "two (2) or more persons conspiring to support, or acting in concert in support of, sharia or in furtherance of the imposition of sharia within any state or territory of the United States." Anyone who provides material support or resources to a designated Sharia organization could be charged with a felony and face up to 15 years in jail.

The bill states its intent is not to outlaw free religion, or the practice of Islam. It claims that Sharia presents a real threat to Tennessee...
I don't necessarily think we need to draft legislation of this ilk, but I certainly agree that I don't want to live under Sharia law. It has nothing to do, in my case, with being anti-Islam; it's more anti-religion.

I will say that, if our legislative representatives truly wish to pursue bills of this nature, then I have a suggestion for them: Expand it to include Biblical law as well. I certainly don't want to live under that either!!

I mean, look at the introductory text to the bill (see below) and simply replace the word "Sharia" with the word "Christianity." Seems to me that both religions desire the same end -- a theocracy.
Sharia as a political doctrine requires all its adherents to actively support the establishment of a political society based upon sharia as foundational or supreme law and the replacement of any political entity not governed by sharia with a sharia political order.

Sharia requires all its adherents to actively and passively support the replacement of America's constitutional republic, including the representative government of this state with a political system based upon sharia.

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