Jan 11 2012
Think about the unmitigated goal of promoting a barbaric system of laws that comes from having a Muslim in the White House. U.S.-based Islamic extremist groups like ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) no longer have to hide their real agenda of trying to impose sharia (Islamic) law on the U.S. Now they are even sponsoring a contest for it.
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is preaching a global Caliphate and Islamic Shari’a law over America to its members, according to the 2010 ICNA Member’s Hand Book. This is a very different message than the group’s public outreach efforts, and contradicts claims that the organization is a tolerant, mainstream Islamic group. In the book, American Jihad, author Steven Emerson reveals that the ICNA has praised terror attacks in the past, is allied with militant fundamentalist movements, and supports the imposition of sharia law. ICNA has demonstrated deep ties to the fundamentalist Pakistani political party, Jamaat-e-Islami, whose main objective is the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law.
Finalist videos will be showcased on our national website and youtube channel.
Create a 1-3 minute video wih the theme “Defending Shariah.”
Contest prizes will be awarded as follows:
Honorable mention $250
DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2012
FIRST PRIZE $5000
No experience necessary.
You can present any of the following objectives for the video:
Presenting Shariah as an integral part of a Muslim’s life
Educating the masses on Shariah
Discrediting the anti-Shariah campaign as a manifestation of islamophobia
The contest is part of a nationwide campaign on “Defending Religious Freedom-Understanding Shariah Law” running from now until December 2012. (Sharia law has nothing to do with religious freedom and everything to do with oppression and outright savagery)
In the past couple of years, a group of conservative pundits, analysts and bloggers have identified Shariah, or Islamic religious law, as a growing threat to the United States. These pundits and analysts argue that the steady adoption of Shariah’s tenets is a strategy extremists are using to transform the United States into an Islamic state.(It IS! See video below)
Unfortunately, overnight people have become “experts” on Shariah and have begun writing policy papers, books, lobbying, legislating and attacking Shariah at all levels. There are even several groups that have begun “No Shariah” campaigns. The main purpose behind this agenda is to generate Islamophobia and the perception that Islam and Muslims shouldn’t be part of the American Society.
However the vast majorities who argue against Shariah know very little or nothing of what it is, its definition, its scope or even the processes of implementation.
Most of the arguments presented are erroneous. Most academics studying Islam and Muslim societies give a broad definition of Shariah. This reflects Muslim scholars struggling for centuries over how best to understand and practice their faith. Understanding Shariah Law Shariah Law is the moral code and religious law of Islam.
Shariah is derived from two primary sources of Islam: the precepts set forth in the Quran, and the example set by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muslims believe Shariah is God’s law, but they differ as to what exactly it entails. Modernists, traditionalists and fundamentalists all hold different views of Shariah, as do adherents to different schools of Islamic thought and scholarship. Different countries, societies and cultures have varying interpretations of Shariah as well. In the United States, most Muslim view Shariah in the context of living in a Democratic society which is religiously pluralistic. Most members of the Muslim American community in the United States passionately believe in the importance of separation of church and state.
Shariah is not static. Its interpretations and applications have changed and continue to change over time.
There is no one thing called Shariah. A variety of Muslim communities exist, and each understands Shariah in its own way.
No official document, such as the Ten Commandments, encapsulates Shariah.
It is the ideal law of God as interpreted by Muslim scholars over centuries aimed toward justice, fairness, and mercy.
Shariah is overwhelmingly concerned with personal religious observance such as prayer and fasting, and not with national laws.
In reality, Shariah is personal religious law and moral guidance for the vast majority of Muslims. Muslim scholars historically agree on certain core values of Shariah, which are theological and ethical and not political. Moreover, these core values are in harmony with the core values at the heart of America.
Muslims consider an interpretation of Shariah to be valid so long as it protects and advocates for life, property, family, faith, and intellect. Muslim tradition overwhelmingly accepts differences of opinion outside these core values, which is why Shariah has survived for centuries as an ongoing series of conversations.
Shariah has served Muslims who have lived in every society and in every corner of the planet, including many Americans who have lived in our country from before our independence down to the present day. We need to both respect constitutional freedoms and understand that the Constitution and our courts guarantee a separation between church and state. The Islamic faith respects that separation. (CRAP! Sharia law IS the state)
Here’s my entry: