While it is known by those who know me that I am a Herman Cain supporter in the GOP run for the 2012 Presidential Elections, this post would have been made no matter the target of this organization. In this case, the target just so happens to be Herman Cain. Why? Because Herman Cain has made statements such as:
“If anyone misunderstood my intent, I apologize for that,” said Cain, regarding his mosques comment. “But never will I apologize for saying that Sharia law has no place in the courts of the United States of America.”
In response, Shariah 4 America: A call for revolution (not to be confused with Sharia4America.com) posted an article titled “Herman Cain: The Slave of America“. Notwithstanding that Muhammad was not around at the time of the erection of America’s White House, the article does state the following:
“We would like to remind Herman Cain and the US government in general, that Muslims in America and abroad are working tirelessly to uproot the American establishment and implement the Shariah, and that this is not a secret; we would also like to inform Herman Cain to be more responsible with his statements concerning Islam, otherwise he might find himself having bitten off more than he can chew.”
It is also not a secret that most Americans who understand Shariah Law, are not likely to embrace it, especially those who are Americans either by birth or naturalization status.
In May of this year, and in response to the rally on Washington D.C. by Shariah 4 America, the founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, is quoted as saying,
“Shariah for America’s march on Washington is an affront to the very idea of America and in no way represents the core of American Muslims. American Muslims need to denounce this rally and to unequivocally state that Sharia for America’s movement to bring shariah into government is unconstitutional and unconscionable for liberty loving Muslims in America.”
Islam, like Christianity has its varying degrees of adherents and applications. In its initial meaning, Sharia meant “way (or path) to the water”. In its worst, and most current definition, followers and implementers of Shariah Law across the globe administer a system of justice that determines punishment in secret by an elite group of leaders, is prejudice against women often bringing them to death, cuts off the hands of thieves, and stones and/or beats other law-breakers, as a de minimus example.
Yes, we do have the death penalty in many of our U.S. states, and yes, it has been alleged and sometimes proven that our own courts show prejudice. As such, we are able, due to our constitution, to appeal wrongful rulings, speak up against the system, and rally to overthrow bigotry in all its forms. Under Shariah Law such actions are punishable by death.
For those that do not fear Shariah Law ever being allowed to be instituted within U.S. borders must not have heard of the ruling in Florida by a U.S. judge this past May or the plethora of such Shariah courts in Europe. (See Florida Judge Defends Decision to Allow Sharia Law to Decide Civil Case)
While the topic of slavery is an ongoing debatable one, what becomes of people who live under the slavery of Shariah Law?