If Ben Carson Is Wrong, Why Are Islamists Trying to Change the Constitution?
Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s remarks about Islam identify what the European Court on Human Rights ruled more than once: Shari’a law, the foundation of Islam, is “Incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy.”
Knowing this truth, under the guise of “religious freedom,” Islamic organizations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood are dedicated to transforming American laws. They have orchestrated a comprehensive and well-coordinated campaign to make American laws (including judicial proceedings and state constitutions) Shar’ia compliant. Shari’a (“legislation”) is rooted in the Qur’an, the foundation of Islamic law.
While doing so, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) advocate the opposite: “no conflict exists “between Islamic teachings and the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.” (Islamic scholars of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA).
FCNA scholars assert: “It is false and misleading to suggest that there is a contradiction between being faithful Muslims committed to God (Allah) and being loyal American citizens. Islamic teachings require respect of the laws of the land where Muslims live as minorities, including the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, so long as there is no conflict with Muslims’ obligation for obedience to God. The primacy of obedience to God is a commonly held position of many practicing Jews and Christians as well.”
If Shari’a law doesn’t contradict the U.S. Constitution then why the need to vigilantly advertise, lobby, award “educational grants,” and fund political campaigns, in order to ensure American laws comply with Shari’a law?
The answer is quite simple. Groups like FCNA may use terminology like “religious freedom” but their definitions of religion and freedom can only be rightly understood within the context of Islamic ideology (including taqiyya)– not through the lens of western laws or culture.
Yet, western laws outlaw Shari’a law for a reason. Shari’a law rejects all human rights protected by the U.S. Constitution because it legislates restrictions and punishments for those who protect them.
The European Court on Human Rights ruled more than once that Shari’a is “incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy.”
The First Amendment does not exist under Shari’a law. There is no freedom of speech, no freedom of thought, no freedom to exercise religion or to believe or disbelieve in any faith other than Islam.
No free exercise of religion exists— especially for Muslims– who choose to leave Islam because they are killed. Muhammad ordered, “Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him” (Hadith Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, Book 84, No. 57). Muslims are instructed to murder, crucify, and dismember those who reject Islam; against those who “wage war against Allah and his apostle and strive to make mischief in the land” (Qur’an 2:191, 5:32,33; 9:5, 123, 29).
According to a 2012 Pew Research Report, 60 percent of Middle Eastern and North African countries criminalize “apostasy,” the act of abandoning one’s faith. Even in America, the Ground Zero’s Imam Abdallah Adhami has asserted that Muslims who leave Islam should be imprisoned.
Likewise, blasphemy laws exist in every Islamic-controlled country, which criminalize “offensive speech” against the Qur’an, Allah, and Muhammad. Seventy percent of Middle Eastern and North African countries, 31 percent of countries in the Americas, and 16 percent of European countries criminalize blasphemy.
While the word “blasphemy” is not written in the Qur’an, blasphemous acts and the punishment they deserve are defined. Any “offensive” speech against Islam is illegal, which is why unarmed civilians are consistently murdered. Dutch filmmaker van Gogh was brutally stabbed to death and the French Charlie Hedbo satirists were gunned down not as random violent acts but because their killers were following the Qur’an’s instructions.
Discrimination against all non-Muslims exists under Shari’a—because the underlying concept of equality does not. In fact, inequality, slavery, and murder are enforced through the Islamic construct of dhimmitude.
Under dhimmitude, non-Muslims are divided into two groups who must surrender or appease to Islamic demands. The first group, the polytheists (“pagans, idolaters and heathens”), and the second group, Jews and Christians (known as “people of the book,” dhimmi, and/or kuffar) are legally classified as third class citizens and given the choice to convert to Islam or die.
First, they must be humiliated and subjugated to pay a tax (Jizyah) in increasing amounts to the rulers of Islamic-controlled countries. Next, they are given time to convert or leave their town, region, and eventually, country. If they can’t or don’t pay the Jizyah, convert to Islam, or move, the Qur’an states peace is impossible and instructs the kuffar must be beheaded (Qur’an 9:29; 22:19; 47:4).
Dhimmitude also explains why no free exercise of religion or no religion exists under Islam. Shari’a forbids all public displays of crosses, mangers, Christmas trees, stars of David, Menorahs, ringing of church bells, singing of Christmas carols, or any other act considered “offensive” to Muslims. Non-Muslims cannot repair, rebuild, or build new places to worship, nor can they bury their dead near Muslim graves. Shari’a also prohibits peaceful assembly.
Shari’a law first imposes dhimmitude, unequal legal status for non-Muslims, then eliminates this status. The near extinction of non-Muslims in Islamic-controlled countries evidences this reality. Muslims are instructed to “terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an” and punish non-Muslims with “garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies” (Qur’an 8:12; 22:19).
The Qur’an—itself— incontrovertibly communicates that conflict exists between Islamic teachings and the U.S. Constitution infinitivally. Any attempt to make American laws Shari’a compliant undermines the Constitution, which was created to protect citizens from the very real national security threat of Shari’a law.
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First published at Constitution.com
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