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About the Tennessee Law Proposed against Sharia...

Are they really wanting to pass a law against this?


"There are six principles of shariah. They are derived from the Qur'an, which Muslims believe is the word of God. All Islamic religious rules must be in line with these six principles of shariah.

Aha! The six principles must be about killing infidels, veiling women, stoning people for adultery, honor killings and female genital cutting, right? Nope.

Here they are, the six principles of shariah:

1. The right to the protection of life.
2. The right to the protection of family.
3. The right to the protection of education.
4. The right to the protection of religion.
5. The right to the protection of property (access to resources).
6. The right to the protection of human dignity.

Well, bless me, as a pledge-of-allegiance-reciting, California-raised Muslim girl, these six principles sound a lot like those espoused in my very own Constitution of the United States. Except that these were developed over a thousand years ago.

This is the core of shariah - these six principles. The term "shariah law" is a misnomer, because shariah is not law, but a set of principles. To Muslims, it's the general term for "the way of God." "
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sumbul-alikaramali/whos-afraid-of-shariah_b_701331.html

 
stacymomof2

Asked by stacymomof2 at 12:43 AM on Feb. 26, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • MBG, since you keep insisting that Sharia is a threat to freedom, why not back up that claim with some hard evidence.  Keep in mind that we have the First Amendment that protects the right to practice any religion, but it also prevents those religions from infringing on our laws.  Remember that our laws are secular for a reason--to keep our country from becoming a theocracy or coming under religious rule.  Those laws trump any religious "laws".  Also, as many have been trying to gently remind you, those laws protect your right worship as you choose, and you're no more special than anyone else.  I'd like my children's pediatrician, a Muslim, be free to worship as he and his family see fit.  It's their right, too.  Do you not see how slippery a slope it is to start making practicing a faith illegal?   

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 9:35 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • 1. The right to the protection of life.  So, why the honor killings?


    2. The right to the protection of family.


    3. The right to the protection of education.   Is this why girls can't go to school?


    4. The right to the protection of religion.    All religions or just 1?


    5. The right to the protection of property (access to resources).


    6. The right to the protection of human dignity.  So, that is why women have to wear those cute burkas!

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:58 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Wouldn't it be nice if this was all there was to it?
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:42 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • The scariest thing about these answers isn't the ones that are talking out of their ass -it's that the very simple statement "Americans have freedom of religion. " was downvoted.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:00 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Seriously? Someone voted me down for saying we have freedom of religion? There is no point to this argument. No point at all.

    You don't have to like Islam. You don't have to like Sharia. But as an American, whatever people choose to practice in their own home, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else, is nobody's damn business. And that's what TN is trying to outlaw. People's religion.

    You don't get a say- you don't get to weigh in- on what god people want to worship or how they want to do it- in a legal sense. Because, if you do, someone else gets to decide how YOU get to worship. Good luck with that.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:08 PM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Guess what? This is America and we already have laws. Anyone coming to America has to adapt to our laws. We should not be expected to change to suit anyone else. PERIOD
    I don't care what their principals are, they are free to conduct their lives in whatever manner they please but if it breaks our laws, to bad they go to jail.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:20 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • No religion can impose it's beliefs on the rest of us--not Islam, not Christianity, not any religion. If we're going to tell Muslims that they cannot worship the way their faith requires, then we should also tell Christians that they cannot take Communion on Sundays or say the Lord's Prayer.


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    Riiiight, because going to Communion and saying the Lord's Prayer equates to women being seen as second class citizens who are the property of their husbands. Got it.


    eye rolling


     

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:08 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Agree with YSK
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:36 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • I just want to know one thing. How do you reconcile being a Conservative for small government with wanting to legislate someone's religion?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:15 PM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • eye rolling

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:39 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

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