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

   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 ...

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