Highly stupid and downright disingenuous.
Outside of all the horrors of humanity that’s incorporated into sharia law, unlike Judaic and Christian law which only pertain to the followers of those two faiths, sharia law touches the entirety of society, both Muslim and non-Muslim alike.
Buzzfeed misleads readers about Sharia Law.
Let us stipulate to several facts: First, the world is full of bigots. Second, drunken people, when drunk, often do stupid things. Third, drunken bigots, when drunk, often do really stupid and offensive things.
If we can stipulate to those facts, then you will understand that this is not about the stupidity of a drunken idiot doing something really offensive but more about a dangerously deceptive statement a Buzzfeed writer who wrote about the drunken idiot made.
Here’s the short version: In Texas, a drunk guy made some really offensive statements to a Muslim family on a public beach in Texas. The offensive behavior was captured on video. The man is also, apparently, a fan of Donald Trump’s. For his offensive stupidity, the man was arrested.
This is where Buzzfeed writer, Talal Ansari, decided to dumb down Buzzfeed’s readers even further:
“Sharia — a religious code of conduct,” Ansari wrote “no different than those contained in other Abrahamic religions — has often been used as a fear-inducing term associated with anti-Western beliefs in recent years.”
What is an Abrahamic religion?
“The Abrahamic religions refer to three sister monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) that claim the prophet Abraham (Hebrew: Avraham אַבְרָהָם ; Arabic: Ibrahim ابراهيم ) as their common forefather,” according to the New World Encyclopedia.
In other words, to Buzzfeed’s Ansara, the codes of conduct Sharia law is “no different” than those contained in Christianity and Judaism.
That is not only problematic, but extremely deceptive on many levels.