We have much to fear with Sharia

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We have much to fear with Sharia

Red Oak MosqueBy John Ruberry

It’s easy to dis­miss Arsalan Iftikhar, an Amer­i­can Mus­lim human rights lawyer of Pak­istani descent who uses the The­Mus­limGuy han­dle on Twit­ter as some­thing you’ll find under a rock, but the real­ity is far worse – the self-​appointed expert who rails about Islam­o­pho­bia is an eel liv­ing off of sewage.

The apol­o­gist for rad­i­cal Islam, fol­low­ing up on Newt Gingrich’s com­ments that belief in Mus­lim law, known as Sharia, should be cause for depor­ta­tion from Amer­ica, elo­quently but dis­hon­estly tells read­ers on Time​.com that there is noth­ing to fear about Sharia. In this defense, Iftikhar cites a New York Times Mag­a­zine arti­cle writ­ten by a Har­vard pro­fes­sor, and a Yale pro­fes­sor opin­ing in the Times proper.

Wow. I’m so not impressed.

In that Time piece about Sharia, Iftikhar doesn’t men­tion ampu­ta­tion as a pun­ish­ment for thieves. But you’ll find it in Sura 5:38 in the Quran:

[As for] the thief, the male and the female, ampu­tate their hands in rec­om­pense for what they com­mit­ted as a deter­rent [pun­ish­ment] from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.

If you are a Mus­lim, what do you believe more – what is writ­ten in the Quran or the New York Times?

Wife-​beating was left out of Iftikhar the Eel’s trea­tise, but it can be found in Sura 4:34 of the Quran:

Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for main­te­nance] from their wealth. So right­eous women are devoutly obe­di­ent, guard­ing in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arro­gance — [first] advise them; [then if they per­sist], for­sake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.

That’s right, strike them.

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I could go on and on, but I’ve made my point. But I do want to men­tion Taqiyya, an Islamic con­cept that per­mits believ­ers to lie to infi­dels in order to advance the greater cause, which of course is the advance of Islam.

To be fair, many Mus­lims leave the Mid­dle East to escape Sharia and its 7th cen­tury legal codes.

What about them, Iftikhar?

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

Red Oak MosqueBy John Ruberry

It’s easy to dismiss Arsalan Iftikhar, an American Muslim human rights lawyer of Pakistani descent who uses the TheMuslimGuy handle on Twitter as something you’ll find under a rock, but the reality is far worse–the self-appointed expert who rails about Islamophobia is an eel living off of sewage.

The apologist for radical Islam, following up on Newt Gingrich’s comments that belief in Muslim law, known as Sharia, should be cause for deportation from America, eloquently but dishonestly tells readers on Time.com that there is nothing to fear about Sharia. In this defense, Iftikhar cites a New York Times Magazine article written by a Harvard professor, and a Yale professor opining in the Times proper.

Wow. I’m so not impressed.

In that Time piece about Sharia, Iftikhar doesn’t mention amputation as a punishment for thieves. But you’ll find it in Sura 5:38 in the Quran:

[As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [punishment] from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.

If you are a Muslim, what do you believe more–what is written in the Quran or the New York Times?

Wife-beating was left out of Iftikhar the Eel’s treatise, but it can be found in Sura 4:34 of the Quran:

Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.

That’s right, strike them.

John "Lee" Ruberry of the Magnificent Seven
John “Lee” Ruberry of the Magnificent Seven

I could go on and on, but I’ve made my point. But I do want to mention Taqiyya, an Islamic concept that permits believers to lie to infidels in order to advance the greater cause, which of course is the advance of Islam.

To be fair, many Muslims leave the Middle East to escape Sharia and its 7th century legal codes.

What about them, Iftikhar?

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.