Here is Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich in a recent speech to the American Enterprise Institute entitled “America at Risk: Camus, National Security, and Afghanistan” addressing the threat of Islamic Sharia Law. The audacity of this consummate historian, this experienced politician, this leader-in-waiting, to speak aloud the truth of our enemy, the theo-political doctrine of islam and its playbook, sharia. Imagine if he were the next President of the United States. Imagine.
Update: Is a legislative reaffirmation of fidelity to the US Constitution and to State Constitutions and a rejection of the use of foreign law, including sharia law the realm of lunacy? Delusion? Wasted effort? Totally unnecessary? I have decided for myself, so should you.
We have the State Department legal advisor, Harold Koh, stating in correspondence that he “didn’t see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States.” We have a sitting Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan, who while at Harvard sponsored training in sharia-compliance finance, essentially supporting the entry of sharia into our capital markets, through the Harvard Law School’s Islamic Finance project. We have a New Jersey judge who found no crime in a muslim man raping his muslim soon to be ex-wife, since it was part of his cultural practice and found no criminal desire in the act. Fortunately, this opinion was reversed. We have mosques blaring their call to prayer over external loud speakers, actually or potentially violating local noise ordinances and irritating communities.
We have seen, or not seen depending upon your view, intimidation in the media and business and/or self-censorship in Mohammed cartoons, books about islam and letters to the editor, as well as modifications to working conditions. We have people under constant security or changing their identity and hiding from the world because US law and law enforcement are unable to protect the person from a muslim’s exercise of sharia law (threat of harm or death to “blasphemers” or apostates).
So, if you see there is not a problem, then by all means move along, nothing of importance here. However, if you see history as Newt Gingrich does, as I do, as the documentation in “The Legacy of Jihad – Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims” (Andrew Bostom, ed.) does, as Egyptian Coptic Christian, now American, Joseph Nassralla does, then it is time to inform your elected representatives that there is a very real danger in not addressing sharia now. Sharia condemns freedom, forbids equality and rejects national boundaries. Sharia promotion is seditious as it is essentially a call to insurrection, the replacement of our man-made Constitution with “divine” sharia. We should formally take a stand against sharia. Ignorance is not bliss.