Pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain
This is what Mehdi Hasan is telling us, look the other way, there is absolutely nothing to see here. Islam is behind the curtain telling us what it wants us to hear with no right to talk back to it, and if we do, we’re to suffer the brunt of the law because of it. Sharia law is their achilles heel and they know it, all we have to do is expose it for what it is, and keep the pressure on. KGS
H/T:The ever dependable, Scottish Infidel
You might think that US Republicans considering a run for the White House in 2012 would have piles of political and economic problems to focus on: home repossessions, job losses, petrol prices and the like. Why, then, are so many of them apparently obsessed with sharia, or “Islamic” law?
The former senator Rick Santorum, who announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on 6 June, has denounced “creeping sharia” in America. Another GOP presidential candidate, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, has demanded “a federal law that says sharia law cannot be recognised by any court in the United States”.
This isn’t just right-wing rhetoric. A dozen US states are considering measures to ban sharia – which they define as the “legal-political-military doctrine” behind Islamist terrorism. But defenders of the various bills and proposals are unable to cite a single court case in which sharia has been invoked.
Take Oklahoma, which became the first state to make it illegal for its judges to rely on sharia in November 2010. Yet Muslims make up less than 1 per cent of the state’s population – a minuscule 30,000 out of 3.7 million Oklahomans. The residents of the Sooner State are as likely to be judged according to Jedi law as they are by Islamic law.