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Making Sharia Illegal?

24 Feb

There are members of the republican party who are trying to make it illegal to to observe Sharia law in the state of Tennessee.

http://www.wsmv.com/politics/26965307/detail.html

As much as I am against Islam as it is a false religion (even cultic), and believe they need to gospel of Jesus Christ, I do not agree with making the practice of that religion illegal.
I have my reasons and will probably give them some time in the future, but I am very much interested in hearing your stance along with your reasons.

****** Important addendum:*****

After doing more research I have discovered that my understanding of Sharia law was inadequate. Although I do not think the government has the right to dictate what individuals believe, the practice of Sharia law uninhibited would mean that those abiding by it could essentially meet out their own punishments for things they deem crimes. I apologize for my ignorance and agree with those of the TN republican party in wanting to place boundaries on the observance of Sharia law.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Culture

 

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4 responses to “Making Sharia Illegal?

  1. susanne430

    February 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Hmmm,I read the article, but maybe they aren’t saying Muslims can’t practice their faith,but the politicians are limiting the political aspects. Islam does come set with a list of political rules because after it was established they had an Islamist government which needed it’s own rules to live by governing such things as rights of inheritance and so forth. By comparison think of how the ancient Israelites lived under the rules/Law of God.

    So I don’t think the political aspects of Islam should be used in the United States because we have our own laws which each citizen must follow. I think that’s what these pols are addressing. Do you have a reason to think otherwise?

     
    • danielpulliam

      February 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

      Would you elaborate on that for me? Why types of political things need limiting? I understand we don’t want people blowing things up in the name of any religion, but does Sharia law teach them to kill people who don’t agree with them?

      Maybe I’m not understanding how they can merely limit the “political” views of a religion, but am open to learn.

       
    • danielpulliam

      February 24, 2011 at 11:53 am

      Okay, there is a possibility that his will become one of those posts where the views of the author change from what they originally were. My initial disdain for the attempt of the republicans in TN was due to I don’t like government telling me what I can and cannot believe. But due to your comment, Susanne, I am doing more reading on Sharia law (I began at Wikipedia.. where else? LOL!) And am concerned. For example: “In accordance with hadith, stoning to death is the penalty for married men and women who commit adultery. ” If Sharia law tell Muslims they can enforce their own penalties for crimes committed in the jurisdiction of American government then I most definitely do not agree with that. To believe that women should not vote and live by that code is fine, to kill someone because he cheated on his wife when it is not your jurisdiction to enforce that is murder.

       
  2. susanne430

    February 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Yes,I am not for sharia in the US. It’s fine when it deals with inheritance things (like how much each person gets of his father’s estate), but not when it crosses into harsh penalties. In some aspects sharia is more like a Mosaic Law that the Israelites lived under.

    I think Muslims can pray and dress modestly and give to charity and stuff like that from their religion, but I agree with the politicians about not accepting sharia (political Islam) within the US. We are the United States, not a country where people can bring their rules from their home countries.

    Glad you are reading and learning! 🙂

     

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