It is through an understanding of Islamic Sharia Law that we must approach the current conflict and take every step to remove it from our lands. And to that end I will direct you to the always thought provoking and impeccably reasoned site of Bill Warner: www.PoliticalIslam.com and his latest offering on Islamic Sharia Law for a run down of what non-Muslims need to know about Sharia and its affect on Western nations.
If we non-Muslims cannot grasp the meaning of sharia we are defenseless before it. If we are ignorant, we may tolerate, or even embrace, that which will bring about the destruction of our Constitutionally based society and with it our human rights, our choice in governance – essentially all our liberty. Let us explore the essence of “the Sharia.” Here Osama bin Laden lectures the Saudis on the proper interpretation of Islam (and its law, Sharia):
“There are only three choices in Islam: either willing submission; or payment of the jizya, thereby physical, though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; or the sword – for it is not right to let him [an infidel] live. The matter is summed up for every person alive: either submit, or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die.” (The Al Qaeda Reader (page 19), Raymond Ibrahim, Ed/Translator, 2007.)
And more from “The Sword of the Prophet” by Serge Trifkovic (2002). This I found a show-stopper. One page out of thousands I have read made me put the book down until I further digested this one page. It offered a great insight into what we are facing and simultaneously revealed the greatest threat our civilization has ever faced.
Mr. Trifkovic quotes a translation of the Arab word “shirk” as “freedom” and then goes on to say that “…shirk, the ultimate, unpardonable sin of blasphemy and the exact opposite of Islam, stands for freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.” And that “Allah’s divine sovereignty is irreconcilable with popular sovereignty, which is the essence of democracy.” And finally, that “Islamic law, the Shari’a is therefore not a supplement to the “secular” legal code, it is the only such code and the only basis of obligation, because a Muslim’s only true allegiance is to Allah, and to Muhammad…”
Warner, Ibrahim, Trifkovic, Robert Spencer, Walid Phares, Wafa Sultan…many fine authors of exceptional works can help lead us, in addition to our own individual investigations, to a sane evaluation of Islam/Sharia, one that inevitably concludes that Sharia is totally incompatible with our Republic and Constitution, and more broadly all non-Islamic societies. We cannot destroy Sharia, that is for Muslims to do, but we can impose a separation – to remove, disallow and prevent it; to criminalize its promotion (which I consider sedition) and cease immigration of people who promote Sharia. It is now for us to guide our elected representatives to act to protect the nation, to speak the words that will simultaneously invite cheers and condemnation – that Sharia cannot be tolerated and must be rooted out, expunged from our lands. Once informed, once contemplated…to not act would be (and is) an unconscionable failure and breach of trust and responsibility.