Life Under Sharia Law

Woman_wearing_burqa_Balkh_AfghanistanFor quite some time there have been Islamists wanting to establish Sharia (Islamic) Law in America, as well as other Western Countries. There are also many leftist who feel that Sharia Law should be adopted in America. Perhaps these leftists should examine what Sharia Law is like, not to mention the fact that it has been applied not just to Muslims, but also non-Muslims. I should add that establishing Sharia Law is part of the global jihad.

But let’s focus on what things are like when living under Sharia Law.

1. All women have to be veiled, otherwise they will face harassment (ranging from verbal abuse to sexual harassment or even rape). This is because Muslims believe that a woman must wear the veil to protect her modesty. Any woman who doesn’t wear the veil is considered to be sexually promiscuous. The same scenario applies if her clothing is not considered modest.

2. In order for a woman to prove she was raped, she needs the testimony of four male witnesses. Otherwise, she will be accused of adultery or fornication. By the way, video surveillance will not be accepted because 1) some Muslims believe that taking photos or video recordings deprives one of his or her virtue and 2) Muslims have a tendency to be conspiracy theorists, i.e. the footage was tampered in order to frame one of their own of rape. There was a case in Minnesota several years ago where a Muslim denied rape charges despite being caught on camera.

3. Muslims are responsible for 91% of honor killings worldwide. An honor killing is where a female is killed for bringing shame upon her family (e.g. adultery, fornication). Sometimes the male she is having a relationship with is killed as well. And it does not matter if she is innocent or guilty, because people in the community will ostracize the family until she is killed. Those involved with her murder will receive a slap on the wrist (if they are punished at all). Meanwhile, while some honor killers and their collaborators brag about their crimes (and are even treated as heroes), others will not discuss the matter, even going so far as to erase the female relative’s existence.

4. Women face abuse in every way from their families, for both real and imagined wrongs (e.g. disobedience, denying the husband sex). They also face the prospect of arranged or even forced marriages (sometimes even to cousins). Child marriages are also common.

5. Any type of sex outside of marriage is punishable by death. Stealing results in your right hand being cut off. Blasphemy is punishable by death, as is conversion to another faith (although the accused might be given a chance to repent).

6. Owning dogs or pigs is forbidden, since they are considered unclean (although some Muslims might own dogs). Some Muslims even consider owning any type of pet to be haram (forbidden). Meanwhile, some Muslims believe livestock should wear diapers in order to prevent sexual tensions among their fellow Muslims.

7. Drinking, gambling, charging of interest, or wearing silk clothing is considered haram. In addition, food must be prepared the Islamic way- hence halal food.

About the author: Andrew Linn

Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.

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