John R Houk
© January 25, 2012
Shortly before Newt Gingrich’s decisive victory in South Carolina last week, he was asked a critical question by a Palmetto State voter: Would he support a Muslim candidate for president? …
Mr. Gingrich responded by saying it depends on a critical factor: Is the candidate “a modern person who happens to worship Allah”? Or is he “a person who belonged to any kind of belief in Shariah, any kind of effort to impose that on the rest of us”? Mr. Gingrich observed that the former would not be a problem, while the latter would be a “mortal threat.” The Georgia Republican went on to assert the need for federal legislation that would prevent Shariah from being applied in U.S. courts. (Frank Gaffney using the paraphrase to quote Newt Gingrich)
I use Newt’s thoughts on Sharia Law because he is my current choice for the GOP nomination for President. Way too many people consider this kind of talk as shooting from the hip. The reality is Newt is speaking the TRUTH!
Religious Freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment enables the free practice of Islam in America; however if that free practice includes the undermining of the U.S. Constitution and the government sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, then those parts of Sharia are not protected by the First Amendment. It should not take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Religious Freedom is not a constitutional right to overthrow the very Constitution that enables Religious Freedom.
When organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) protests a law like American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) then there is an agenda to invalidate the U.S. Constitution by submitting to some other kind of rule of law. In CAIR’s case that other law is Sharia Law.
CAIR and many like-minded Muslim-American groups that have an affiliation with the Radical Islam of the Muslim Brotherhood or the Wahhabi movement of Saudi Arabia have come after various American States that have passed laws designed to keep Sharia Law and foreign laws from being used as a precedent in State Courts if the law contradicts the U.S. Constitution or the State Constitution. The CAIR assault on the American legal system has had an unfortunate success rate because the term “Sharia Law” is a religious term; hence CAIR demands any law focused on Sharia is a law contrary to First Amendment Liberty guaranteeing Religious Freedom.
CAIR and Muslim apologists have successfully blinded American Justice to the political nature of Islam which included Sharia Law. In Islam there is NO separation of Mosque and State in either direction.
Sidebar: The Original Intent of the First Amendment is to keep the government out of Church/religion but not to prevent Church/religion from influencing government. That’s another essay.
In Islamic dominated nations Islam is the foundation for the rule of law even in Muslim nations that may assert they have a secular government. The Islamic rule of law is interwoven to any constitutional law in a predominantly Muslim nation; hence there is NO religious freedom, Free Speech, Free Press and other Liberties that are part of life under American rule of law.
The ever dwindling Christian population in Muslim nations cannot overtly practice or speak about their faith because that would be insulting to Islam. It is against Muslim law even to have a perception of an insult. A Christian cannot vocally or publicly say Jesus is the Son of God because that would contradict Mohammed. Contradicting Mohammed is a punishable crime that will result in a death sentence for a non-Muslim in a Muslim dominated nation. This concept that Islam is superior to all other theologies, ideologies and thoughts is Islamic Supremacism.
In America the concept that Islamic Supremacism is superior to the rule of law as established by Constitutional law is reprehensible. When CAIR attacks ALAC to defend Sharia Law then CAIR is attacking the U.S. Constitution.
I have known of CAIR’s agenda to allow Sharia Law in America for quite some time. I was made aware by the latest lawfare against America by an ACT for America email.
The Irony is ACT is reporting this CAIR attack from a new service known as PressTV. This news service is part of the State-run media of Iran. The PressTV version ACT uses as a source is the English version designed for America and the UK. Here is the sanitized About Page from PressTV:
PressTV takes revolutionary steps as the first Iranian international news network, broadcasting in English on a round-the-clock basis.
Our global Tehran-based headquarters is staffed with outstanding Iranian and foreign media professionals.
PressTV is extensively networked with bureaus located in the world's most strategic cities.
Heeding the often neglected voices and perspectives of a great portion of the world; Embracing and building bridges of cultural understanding; Encouraging human beings of different nationalities, races and creeds to identify with one another; Bringing to light untold and overlooked stories of individuals who have experienced the vitality and versatility of political and cultural divides firsthand.
PressTV is nothing but a propaganda tool for Iran. Thus Iran is providing a new article that is favorable to Radical Islam. Irony is CAIR is a Sunni Islam organization while Iran is representative of the smaller Shia-Twelver sect of Islam. There is usually nothing but acrimony between Sunni and Shia; however in the 21st century the Sunni-Shia acrimony is shelved in favor of hating America and Israel.
ACT reports that CAIR is coming after the people of the State of Virginia that is trying to pass their version of ALAC. Below is that ACT email.