Monday, June 20, 2011

Sharia-Phobia in America

Habib Siddiqui
June 19, 2011

Are Muslim Americans trying to impose a Taliban-style Shariah law in the USA ? Seemingly, the answer is ‘yes', if you are a Republican politician. The idea that America is this close to having her constitution replaced by the Muslim Scripture – the Qur'an - used to be a fringe notion in the post-9/11 era of Islamophobia that was packaged, promoted and propagated by malicious “Islamist watchdog” bloggers, neocon pundits with some think tanks and pen-pushing zealots. But nowadays that absurd idea has inched closer to the mainstream, thanks to our Republican politicians. Truly, outside Ron Paul of Texas , I don't know of any serious Republican politician who has not tried to bank on this ‘menace.'

Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, is the lead dog in this evil campaign. Last year, in his speech at the American Enterprise Institute (a neocon think tank) where he is a senior fellow, Gingrich said, “The fight against Shariah and the maddrassas and mosques which teach hatred and fanaticism is the heart of the enemy movement from which the terrorists spring forth… One of the things I am going to suggest today is a federal law which says no court anywhere in the United States under any circumstance is allowed to consider Shariah as a replacement for American law.”

Gingrich is a morally decadent person with a history of corruption and adultery, and has obvious reasons for opposing the Shariah or God's Law that could find him guilty for violating some of the Ten Commandments like ‘ Thou shall not commit adultery' and ‘thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife' and, thus, punished in this world, let alone his wretched state in the afterworld.

But what about other Republican politicians?

Read the rest here.

Comment: My brain is too fried to even add to what has been said here before and before then too.  That there is even anyone in the US who thinks Gingrich should be president is a scary thought on its own.

Does anyone think Obama can lose?  


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