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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sharia law and moderate Muslims


As any regular reader knows, I distinguish between moderate and radical Muslim terrorists by just that. I carefully write "radical Muslim terrorists."

I do that because I recognize that the radicals are a tiny minority and that moderates are a majority.

Of course the question is this. Why does the majority tolerate the actions of the radicals?

Obviously many moderate Muslims don't want to condemn the radicals because they fear the radicals. And that is understandable. But it doesn't answer the questions raised by a poll among Muslims in Detroit.

Mosque participants were asked, whether they agree or disagree with the statement, "Sharia should be the law of the land in Muslim countries?" Sharia refers to Islamic law.

Apply Islamic Law in Muslim Lands
Strongly Agree — 59%
Somewhat Agree — 22%
Somewhat Disagree — 8%
Strongly Disagree — 3%
Don't Know — 8%

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I don't see 81% supporting Sharia as moderate. Sharia law contains numerous provisions that deny tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Conversion from Islam is punishable by death; non-Muslims are second-class citizens; a woman's testimony is not admissible in her own rape case, and on and on. I document these and more in Islam Unveiled and Onward Muslim Soldiers.

If these Detroit Muslims were truly moderate, they would renounce Sharia.

Link

The problem is this. IF the Muslims surveyed see no problem with Sharia law in MUSLIM countries I think it obvious they would have no problem with it here.

Why do I say this? If Sharia law is not allowed then the radicals lose a huge part of their justification.

Yet when I watched CNN's totally biased report Sunday night on opposition to building a mosque in Rutherford county I watched a native born TN female claim that there are no problems.

Of all the people who you would think would have a problem with any religion that had any current practitioners following Sharia law, you would think females and gays would be front and foremost.

I think it plain that we haven't been educating people.

submit to reddit OnTwitter I am Lesabre1 "Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt "Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson

The Bronze Rat


A tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San
Francisco. While looking around at the exotic
merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized,
bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was
so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must
have it. He took it to the old shop owner and
asked, "How much for the bronze rat?"

"Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the
rat, $100 for the story," said the old Chinaman.

The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars.
"I'll just take the rat, you can keep the
story".

As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the
tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the
alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the
street. This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster.
A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the
herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they
began squealing.

Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward the Bay.
Again, after a couple blocks, he looked around only to
discover that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS,
and were squealing and coming toward him faster and faster.
Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the
bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay. Amazingly, the
millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze
rat, and were all drowned.

The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown.
"Ahhh," said the owner, "You have come back for story?"
"No, sir." said the man, "I came back to see if you have
a bronze Democrat."


Hat tip to Dave T!



submit to reddit OnTwitter I am Lesabre1

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson