The good news is that there has been a recent uptick of anti-Sharia legislation being written across the country. The bad news is that Muslims are using our freedoms against us to fight the legislation. Tonight we learn that the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), will be holding a forum on this issue on Capitol Hill.
Join MPAC June 20 for
Special Capitol Hill Forum
on Anti-Sharia Bills
(Washington, DC, – 6/8/11) — The Muslim Public Affairs Council today announced it will host a Capitol Hill forum on “A Solution in Search of a Problem: The Impact of Anti-Sharia Bills in America”on Monday, June 20, to discuss the impact of state-level bills on various faith communities and the Constitutional guarantee to freedom of religion.
My message to MPAC is: The impact will be eventually crushing the Sharia movement that is taking place within America. A movement which MPAC obviously supports. MPAC needs to understand that we will not allow Islam to takeover, in the name of freedom of religion! It will not happen!
“Sharia has become an inflammatory buzzword that is getting thrown about and used to craft pre-emptive legislation with little to no understanding of what it is and isn’t,” said Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC, Office. “In the face of a wave of anti-sharia bills cropping up all over the country, it’s time for a level-headed adult conversation on the issue.”
Sharia is being spoken about more and more, because it is an internal threat to America. I understand Sharia. Here is how it pertains to non-Muslims, and I challenge any member of your organization to come here and debate me. (To the readers: Please email this to MPAC. Their contact information can be found HERE)
o11.1 A formal agreement of protection is made with citizens who are:
(4) Samarians and Sabians, if their religions do not respectively contradict the fundamental bases of Judaism and Christianity;
(5) and those who adhere to the religion of Abraham or one of the other prophets (upon whom be blessings and peace).
o11.2 Such an agreement may not be effected with those who are idol worshippers, or those who do not have a Sacred Book or something that could have been a book.
(A: Something that could have been a Book refers to those like the Zoroastrians, who have remnants resembling an ancient Book. As for the psuedoscriptures of cults that have appeared since Islam (n: such as the Sikh, Baha’is, Mormons, Qadianis, etc.) they are neither are nor could be a Book since the Koran is the final revelation.)
o11.3 Such an agreement is only valid when the subject peoples:
(a) follow the rules of Islam (o11.5) (A: those mentioned below (o11.5) and those involving public behavior and dress, though in acts of worship and their private lives, the subject communities have their own laws, judges, and courts, enforcing the rules of their own religion among themselves);
(b) and pay the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)
THE NON-MUSLIM POLL TAX
o11.4 The minimum non-Muslim poll tax is on dinar (n: 4.235 grams of gold) per person (A: per year) The maximum is whatever both sides agree upon.
It is collected with leniency and politeness, as are all debts, and it not levied on women, children, or the insane.
o11.5 Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:
(1) are penalized for committing adultery or theft, though not for drunkenness:
(2) are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar)
(3) are not greeted with “as-Salamu ‘alaykun”;
(4) must keep to the side of the street;
(5) may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims’ buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;
(6) are forbidden to openly display wine or pork (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;
(7) and are forbidden to build new churches
o11.6 They are forbidden to reside in the Hijaz, meaning the area and towns around Mecca, Medina, and Yamama, for more than three days (when the caliph allows them to enter there for something they need).
o11.7 A non-Muslim may not enter the Meccan Sacred Precinct (Haram) under any circumstances, or enter any other mosque without persmission (A: nor may Muslims enter churches without their permission).
o11.8 It is obligatory for the caliph to protect those of them who are in Muslim lands just as he would Muslims, and to seek the release of those captured.
o11.9 If non-Muslim subjects of the Islamic state refuse to conform to the rules of Islam or pay the non-Muslim poll tax, than their agreement with the state has been violated. (dis: o11.11) (A: though if only one of them disobeys, it concerns him alone).
o11.10 The agreement is also violated (A: with respect to the offender alone) if the state has stipulated that any of the following things break it, and one of the subjects does so anyway, though if the state has not stipulated that these break the agreement, then they do not; namely, if one of the subject people:
(1) commits adultery with a Muslim woman or marries her;
(2) conceals spies of hostile forces;
(3) leads a Muslim away from Islam;
(4) kills a Muslim;
(5) or mentions something impermissible about Allah, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), or Islam.
o11.11 When a subject’s agreement with the state has been violated, the caliph chooses between the four alternatives mentioned in connection with prisoners of war (o9.14).
PRISONERS OF WAR
o9.14 When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph considers the interests
(O: of Islam and the Muslims) and decides between the prisoner’s death, slavery, release without paying anything, or ransoming himself in exchange for money or a Muslim captive held by the enemy.
If the prisoner becomes a Muslim (O: before the caliph chooses any of the four alternatives) then he may not be killed , and one of the other three alternatives is chosen.
Back to the MPAC Sharia push.
With the emergence of 40 anti-sharia bills in at least 20 states, the topic of Islamic jurisprudence in the United States is now becoming a source of heated – and confused – debate. This panel of experts will analyze what impact anti-sharia bills are having across our nation.
There is no confusion here. Sharia must and will be fought. The impact of these bills will be the preservation of freedom within America.
Confirmed speakers include:
Rabbi David Saperstein – Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University
Rabbi, do you want your future generations to be dominated under Sharia Law? The Rabbi can be reached HERE.
Daniel Mach –Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief and co-author of the ACLU’s recent special report “Nothing to Fear: Debunking the Mythical ‘Sharia Threat’ to Our Judicial System”
Daniel, Sharia has already been used in U.S. courts. If you are really are for freedom, why are you fighting for a religion/ideology that will take the away the freedoms of your future generation? That makes little sense to me. Daniel can be reached HERE.
Noha A. Bakr: Commissioner of the Montgomery (MD) County Commission for Women. She holds master’s degree in Near Eastern and Islamic Studies at Princeton University and has her completed doctorate coursework in this area
Haris Tarin (Moderator): Director of the Washington, DC Office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council
Noha and Haris, I challenge the two of you to come here prove to me that Islam is no threat to non-Muslims.
Let’s see if they show….