America should be afraid of Shariah law, and those who insist on following it should return to their own countries, the Rev. Franklin Graham told the Charlotte Observer.
The North Carolina newspaper asked Graham, son of famous evangelist Billy Graham, about criticism that he demonizes Shariah law.
“We should be afraid of Sharia law,” he told the reporter. “We should be absolutely afraid of it. No question about it, because there’s no tolerance in Sharia law. It persecutes those that do not believe in Islam.”
But he didn’t stop there.
“And I would say to Muslims in this country, if they want to practice Shariah law, go back to where you came from, to those nations that recognize Shariah law,” Graham said. “But we have our own laws here.”
CNS News reported:
Sharia law is the law of Islam, governing public life as well as private life. “Also meaning ‘path’ in Arabic, sharia guides all aspects of Muslim life, including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings,” states a background on sharia published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). “Marriage and divorce are the most significant aspects of sharia, but criminal law is the most controversial.”
Some of the crimes addressed by sharia include fornication and adultery, wine drinking, theft and highway robbery. Some of the punishments for such crimes, according to the CFR, include flogging, stoning, amputation and execution. Honor killings are also widespread.
The CFR also noted, “Other practices that are woven into the sharia debate, such as female genital mutilation, adolescent marriages, polygamy, and gender-biased inheritance rules, elicit as much controversy.”
A measure is now making its way through the Florida Legislature that would prohibit the use of foreign law in deciding most cases in Florida courts. Similar measures have failed in past sessions.
Watch the pertinent part of the Graham interview via CNS below, then check out “Woot! Rachel Maddow gets shown her place when she tries to insult Ann Coulter.”
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