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ISLAM: A POLITICAL SYSTEM TOO (2)
Victor M. Eskew
This is the second of two articles proving that Islam is not just a religion. It is also a political system. Its rule of law is Sharia. To Muslims, Sharia is divine, meaning that is originated with Allah and Muhammad, Allah’s prophet.
Sharia law is spread in many ways. First, it is spread through military methods. This is what is being seen in many parts of our world today. Various factions of Islam are trying to establish a Caliphate, that is, a political state in the world. Ultimately, it is believed that this Caliphate is supposed to rule the world. When the leaders of the Caliphate conquer a nation, they establish Sharia law in the place of previous law.
Second, Sharia can be spread by a method known as “creeping Sharia.” Creeping Sharia has several tentacles. Individuals Muslims within a society make demands on the society in which they live so they can practice their “religion.” They want prayer rooms. They want time off to pray. They want their meals prepared a certain way. They refuse to carry out certain parts of their job responsibilities. Each time they are successful in their efforts, Sharia law has been implemented in a society.
In some places, Muslim districts have been established. Within these districts, Sharia law is practiced. The men engage in polygamy. They marry girls under the age of 18. They enforce Sharia dress codes. Women are treated according to the standards of Sharia law also. Since they are isolated, no one interferes with their Sharia practices.
Sharia also seeks to be implemented through the political process. Muslims run for office. Individuals lobby our political leaders. The goal of the Muslims involved in politics is the establishment of Sharia.
It is difficult for those who have never studied Islam or who have never had any contact with the practice of Islam to understand the concept of Sharia Law. Sharia Law is very demanding. It can be strict, harsh in many of its demands, and violent. The following are some of the practices of the Islamic political/religious system.
1. Islam allows husbands to hit their wives even if the husbands merely fear highhandedness (Qur’an 4:34).
2. Islam allows an injured plaintiff to exact legal revenge—physical eye for physical eye (Qur’an 5:45).
3. Islam commands that homosexuals must be executed (Mishkat, vol. 1, p. 765, Prescribed Punishments).
4. Islam orders unmarried fornicators to be whipped and adulterers to be stoned to death (Qur’an 24:2)
5. Islam orders death for Muslim and possible death for non-Muslim critics of Muhammad and the Quran and even sharia itself (Qur’an 33:59-61).
6. Islam orders apostates to be killed (Bukhari, Apostates, no. 6922).
7. Islam commands offensive and aggressive and unjust jihad (Qur’an 9:1-5).
These are a few of the harsh laws of the Islam. There are others that could be given that reveal Islam’s desire to control all elements of a person’s life and all aspects of society. Is this what we want established in the United States?
It is essential for us to understand what we tolerate now and what could control us in the future. Rest assured that Muslims are serious about their religion. They want it spread throughout the world. In Qur’an 9:33, we read: “It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth, to make it superior over all religions, though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it)” (Hilali and Khan, The Noble Qur’an, Riyadh: Darussalam, 1996, 2002; parenthetical notes are theirs) (www.answering-islam.org).