Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Separation of church and state in Islam

The following paragraphs were copied from an article in the World News Daily published March 3, 2013.  All of the links in these paragraphs were in the W.N.D. original article.  The link to the article is at the end of the article.
Muslims living in America should not be bound by U.S. law, according to a leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who delivered the controversial message to a crowd at a Muslim rally in Austin, Texas.

“If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” said Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch.

The rally in Austin was part of a nationwide effort to hold “Muslim Capitol Day” events.

According to the event website, Muslims from around Texas went to the capitol to “promote civic and political activism throughout the wider Muslim community.”

The organizers said one major issue discussed “was the recent House and Senate bill proposals involving the implementation of ‘anti-Shariah’ legislation, where the First Amendment rights and freedoms of Muslims would ultimately be hindered.”

Critics argue Shariah prohibits other faiths from free exercise of religion when enforced, giving freedom only to Muslims.

Carroll’s statement was similar to a statement allegedly made by CAIR co-founder and former chairman Omar M. Ahmad. He was paraphrased by a reporter saying, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant” and the Quran “should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”


Does Mustafa Carroll, the leader of the Dallas, Texas branch of C.A.I.R., think that any U.S. president, even a Muslim U.S. president, has any Constitutional authority to allow American Muslims:
  • to have multiple wives,
  • to rape women,
  • to murder people, including family members,
  • to hijack airplanes and to fly them into buildings,
  • to steal money from businesses, including banks,
  • to have veiled women walking into banks,
  • and for anyone to have sex with children?

Does he think that the American public would tolerate any U.S. president, even a Muslim president, who did violate the Constitution he swore to uphold by giving an unconstitutional exemption to American Muslims who wanted to violate U.S. law, including our tax laws and the laws that make it a crime to murder, rape, and to rob banks?

Other blog posts about the same subject in chronological order

FrontPage Mag, March 4, 2013

Frugal Cafe, March 4, 2013

Bare Naked Islam, March 4, 2013

BizBac Review, March 5, 2013

Free Zone Media Center News, March 5, 2013

Godfather Politics, March 5, 2013

Creeping Sharia, March 6, 2013

Above Top Secret, March 27, 2013

Family Security Matters, April 2, 2013

America's Party News, June 11, 2013

Freedom Outpost, July 29, 2013

Sodahead, July 29, 2013

Patriot Action Network, July 30, 2013

Patriot's Heart Network, July 30, 2013

Conservative Underground, August 3, 2013

Please allow me to quote an actual Muslim authority.

Copied and pasted from a Muslim website, the Online Darul Iftaa of Darul Uloom Deoband:
What's the proof for living under the law of the country you live in as long as it does not contradict Shariah? And which laws of the Mushrikeen-e-Mecca did our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) obey to?

(Fatwa: 702/686=L)

(1) It is narrated in Hadith: (المسلمون عند شروطھم (او کما قال علیہ السلام), Muslims should keep the agreements they make.  And we have been prohibited to revolt:المختار: (/6:212)  (We have been commanded to refrain from rebellion and cheating.)  Therefore, one should abide by the law of one's country until it contradicts the Shariah.

(2) First, there was no government.  Secondly, had there been any tribal system, then you should point out the examples which were in opposition with Shariah and the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not oppose it. Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

There.  Mohammed has spoken.  We all heard it.

The head of the Dallas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is wrong.

"One should abide by the law of one's country until it contradicts the Shariah."