Does the First Amendment Protect Sharia Law? (Part 2)

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   Last month we addressed an article, titled “Sharia Law,” written by Dr. Mary Assel, retired director of the English Language Institute at Henry Ford College, concerning the First Amendment in relationship to sharia. Evidently, Dr. Assel does not know that the word “sharia” means “law.” When she says “sharia law,” she is actually saying “law law.”

   In this month’s article, we will look at the justice, ethical, and moral life in sharia to see if Muslims can enjoy the First Amendment in America as they practice the rights in marriage, religion, and other areas of their lives. Let’s look at what Dr. Assel stated in her article:

   “For all religious, social and political institutions to be effective, it is crucial to establish guidelines, rules and regulations for its supporters. Accordingly, the Qur’an outlines religious or Sharia guidelines for its believers so that as a religious entity, Muslims may conduct a just, ethical and moral life. Sharia guidelines are found in the canon of Islam as are elements of faith in the canons of Christianity and Judaism. They are intended to protect believers’ rights in matters such as marriage, education, safety, dietary restrictions, inheritance and peaceful cooperation among themselves and others.”

   It is amazing how educated people sometimes make fools of themselves.  When I read the above paragraph, it breaks my heart, for it is very easy for liberals to lump all religions and all beliefs into one pile. When you read such statements as “for all religious, social and political institutions to be effective, it is crucial to establish guidelines,” this is just simply a title. If we investigate this title with what is written in the rules and regulations of Islam, then we will be forced to remove the word “all” before the words “religious,” “social” and “political institutions.”  That is what we will do in this article. 

   What I am amazed about is not Dr. Assel lumping all religions together and leaving it open for her readers to come up with their own conclusions, but that she is actually mentioning Islam in its guided book (Qur’an). I wonder if Dr. Assel has ever read the Qur’an because if she is familiar with it, that means she is purposely lying and teaching falsehoods. If she is not familiar with the Qur’an, that means she is being used as a “useful idiot.” 

   One article is not enough to cover this material, but let me share with you some thoughts from the Qur’an to point to the sharia guidance for Muslim believers. 

   Let’s first look at Muslims’ rights in marriage. In Islam, marriage as stated in the Reliance of the Traveller, m3.13 (2) is: “Whenever the bride is a virgin, the father or the grandfather may marry her to someone without her permission, though it is recommended to ask her permission if she has reached puberty.  A virgin’s silence is considered permission.”

   So let’s ask a question. What is the earliest age for a child who has not reached puberty to be married? Do not get shocked. The answer is simply just after birth. There is no minimum age for marriage. The consummation of marriage may take place when the bride reaches the age of eight or nine. Why? Because Mohammed, the self-proclaimed prophet of Islam, a child molester (pedophile), is the noblest example for all Muslim men to follow. In Sahih Muslim #1422, we read that Aishya said, “The prophet, Allah’s prayer and peace be upon him, married me when I was six years old, and he had sex with me when I was nine years old.”

   Notice that Mohammed was fifty-one years old when he married his child-wife Aishya, and he was fifty-four when he consummated his marriage to her. Some will say that nine years old in Mohammed’s days was maturity, meaning a girl could be married and have children and would have her first period around that age.  Not only is this a lie, but it is foolish. 

   Allah in the Qur’an 65:4 stated:  “And for those of your women who despair of the menstruation (older women), if you doubt [that they may be pregnant], their prescribed waiting time is three months, as well as for those who have not yet begun menstruation (children).”  

   The point of this verse is this: If a man is married to a child who has not yet begun menstruation and he divorces her before she has her first period, she cannot be abused by her new husband until three months goes by in case she is pregnant by her first husband. Also, in Qur’an 4:3, Allah gave Muslim men the right to have four free wives at the same time and an unlimited number of sex slaves. In Qur’an 4:24, Allah gave Muslim men the right to enjoy sex for money (“marriage” for fun/prostitution).

   What about instant divorce when a Muslim man just simply tells his wife, “You are divorced?” If he changes his mind within three months, he can always bring her back. However, if he divorces her three times, he will find one of his best friends to enjoy her sexually at least once after marrying her so if the new husband divorces her, it would be lawful for the first husband to remarry her. See Qur’an 2:229-230.  What do you think about this, Dr. Assel? How does this fit with our First Amendment?

   What about education, safety, dietary restrictions, inheritance and peaceful cooperation among themselves and others? That is what we will discuss in our next article.

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