The Islamic Laws of Sharia and the Loss of Freedom by Jack Kettler
Islam is first and foremost, a religiously held a political system. Because of its fundamental political nature, it has a law code. The Islamic legal code is called Sharia, which means “the way.” The source of the Sharia is the Koran and authoritative Hadiths. Sharia law is based upon the classification of all activity into things forbidden (haraam) and things permitted (halal).
Law based upon a republican conception of government, such as the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution is anathema and offensive to Muslims. This irreconcilable offense is the reason that Muslims want to replace our banking laws with Sharia law and replace our civil law with the Sharia legal code. For this reason, Islam and the constitutional God given freedoms spelled out the U.S. Bill of Rights are completely and totally incompatible.
One of the most futile political miscalculations in recent history has been the U.S. Government's belief that it could create Western styled democratic governments in Islamic countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. In both countries, after helping them vote in Islamic supremacist constitutions, Christians began to be slaughtered. In Islam, when you combine democracy plus Islam, you always end up with radical or Islamic supremacy. A truly democratic process in Islamic countries will always produce governments that are committed to Jihad. Why is this? To be a good Muslim, one must follow Mohammad's example.
A brief survey of Sharia laws:
1. Jihad, or “to war against all non-Muslims to establish the religion” and is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (the Caliph).
2. A percentage of Muslim charitable donations known as Zakat must go towards jihad.
3. It is mandatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.
4. A Muslim who leaves Islam (apostasy) must be killed.
5. Honor killing for offenses against Islam are permitted.
6. A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim.
7. Sharia law does not abolish slavery. In reality it furthers it.
8. Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims and must comply with Sharia poll tax requirements if they are to remain protected in Islamic societies. Specifically, they are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, even reciting their own religious scriptures, or openly celebrating their religious holidays and funerals.
9. Non-Muslims are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. A non-Muslim can be killed if he proselytizes a Muslim away from Islam.
10. It is a crime to say anything derogatory about Allah and his Prophet, or expose the contradictory points of Islam.
11. Banks must be Sharia compliant and interest is not allowed.
12. Homosexuality is punishable by death.
13. There is no age limit for marriage of girls. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9. This is following Mohammad's example.
14. Defiance on the part of the wife invalidates the husband’s responsibility to support her. It is also gives him permission to beat her, and keep her from leaving the home.
15. Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and be initiated by simply saying: “I divorce you.”
16. There is no mutually owned property between husband and wives and the husband’s property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.
17. A woman inherits half what a man inherits.
18. A man can have up to four wives, which is polygamy.
19. The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.
20. A woman looses custody of children if she remarries.
21. A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body with a burqa when in public.
22. It is permitted for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is for advancing Islam.
23. To prove rape, a woman must have four male witnesses.
24. Female circumcision or genitalia mutilation is widespread in Islamic countries.
25. All modern music of any kind is strictly prohibited and punishable by Islamic justice which can include, being murdered. Consider: ‘Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments. Flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress. Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage. “This community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth. Metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones.” Someone asked, “When will this be, O Messenger of Allah?” and he said, “When songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful, There will be peoples of my Community who will hold fornication, silk, wine, and musical instruments to be lawful.”‘ (Umdat al-salik r40.0) In addition, ‘The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance.’ (Hadith Qudsi 19:5)
26. Dogs are forbidden in Islam unless having a clear utilitarian purpose. Bukhari 3:515: Narrated Abu Huraira: “I heard Allah's Apostle saying; "Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or a picture of a living creature (a human being or an animal)."” Malik's Muwatta, Book 54, Number 54.5.13: "Malik related from Nafi from Abdullah Ibn Umar that the Messenger of God ordered all dogs (other than sheepdogs or hunting dogs) to be killed." Hanbal 4/85; 5/54: The Messenger of God said: “You shall kill all black dogs; because they are devils.”
Animal lovers are shocked at Mohammad's view of what we in the civilized world know as “mans best friend.” Why did Mohammad, the so-called powerful apostle of Allah have such a pathological fear of dogs? Probably because all dogs he encountered barked and growled at him because they could sense his evil nature.
After looking at this very brief sampling of aspects of Sharia law, it should not be difficult to see that the Christian West and Islamic law are irreconcilably incompatible.
Some alarming stats from the May 20, 2013 New American magazine article titled What A Billion Muslims Really Think:
When Muslims reach 2-3% of the population they start effectively proselytizing for converts, most observably in prisons where there convince criminals that their crimes were justified since they were against infidels.
When Muslims 5% of the population they begin exerting enormous pressure on business, schools and cities to accommodate them in observance of their dietary laws.
When Muslims reach 10% there will increase in rioting (example burning cars in Paris, France or death threats against the makers of legitimate political cartoons, Amsterdam, Holland).
When Muslims reach 20% of the population a country will experience major flash Muslim rioting with non-Muslims and Christians and Jews being murdered.
When Muslims reach 40% of the population a country will start experiencing Muslim militias attacking their opponents.
When Muslims reach 50% of the population or higher their will be out in the open genocide of non-Muslims.
What does the Christian West do?
Consider the article Making Islam illegal -- is it the West's only choice? by Warner Todd Huston:
An excerpt from this article:
There is a parallel of sorts in the USA that might be used as a template for action. The Ku klux Klan.
After the Civil War ended, the KKK arose from the ashes of war as an advocacy group for the disenfranchised white voter in the south. But it quickly became a terrorist organization bent on taking out revenge on the south's newly freed black population for having lost the war. It got so bad that even one of the original organizers, C.S. Cavalry General Nathan Bedford Forrest, denounced the organization and quit it in disgust.
But as the late 1800s rolled on and the south began to re-enter the Union as full partners in government, the KKK began to lose steam and prominence. For a time it subsided. But as the 20th century neared, it re-emerged and this time became a nationwide and powerful force taking on the flavor of religious, civic and racial duty. The KKK became invested in government and claimed millions of members nation wide.
In the 1920s, however, it became too much for a liberty loving country to allow the KKK to any longer exist. In Indiana, the entire state government was scandalized by their fealty to Indiana's Klan leader who had raped and beaten his secretary on a train trip. Violence against and frequent lynching of southern blacks became so pervasive that Congress finally acted and banned the Klan. The organization collapsed never again to reclaim the power and prominence it once had.
Now, the KKK has always based its precepts on Christianity, as well as racial identity. It also reacted with violence, rallies, death threats and killing when it was threatened. It careened far away from being a mere "idea" or religious theology and became a terrorist organization. And it became a terrorist organization even though literally millions of Americans that belonged to or identified with the Klan were not themselves violent, evil, or dangerous citizens.
The leadership of the Klan supported violence. The leadership preached violence. The leadership planned and fomented it. Therefore, it had to go because it became a danger to every law-abiding citizen, whether they agreed with the racial and religious concepts the Klan espoused or not.
Islam has become the KKK of the 21st century. The sooner we awake to this truth and take steps to ban the religion, or somehow curtail its pernicious influence the better. The west is going to have to put sever restrictions on Islamic Mosques and public display of Islam. Further, devout Muslims should not be allowed to hold public office (though it certainly should not become a racial issue — sins of the father should not be visited upon the sons).
This is no religious purge as in centuries past. In the past religions were banned to be replaced by the state sponsored sect and believers of the banned religion were mistreated, tortured, unduly taxed, and terrorized. This is absolutely not the model the west would follow by banning aspects of Islam today. No religion is replacing Islam and no one is suggesting that Muslims be mistreated. But the creed to which they hold is fast becoming the most dangerous one in the world today. It is a fine line that we walk to consider banning Islam, but the safety of society is at risk not to do so.
This is not an easy conclusion at which to arrive. But if we continue to turn a blind eye to the danger that Islam presents to the west, we are signing our own death warrants.
The KKK was put down in the USA and made powerless for the same reason. Communism was destroyed for the same reason, as well. Islam is a danger to the world.
Unfortunately, it is just that simple.
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In addition, consider the article titled: Has the time come to ban Islam in America?
An excerpt for the article:
If the idea that Islam -- not 'extreme' or 'radical' or 'militant' Islam, but Islam as its founder created and intended it -- is a dangerous, totalitarian political ideology of conquest, then we as a country must be prepared to go beyond individual communities banning a mosque here or there. We must be prepared for a comprehensive national response that deals with Islam and its pernicious and inseparable counterpart, Shariah law. A patchwork system as proposed by Herman Cain, with individual communities acting on their own, while well intended, would surely fail. A national response is not only practical, but vitally necessary.
To that end, a proposed constitutional amendment has already been proposed, an amendment that would acknowledge and identify Islam not as merely a 'religion', but as an enemy ideology, an amendment that strips away Islam's heretofore First Amendment protections. Imagine the following to the US Constitution:Be it resolved that the following Amendment to the Constitution be adopted:Article IThe social/political/ideological system known around the world as Islam is not recognized in the United States as a religion.The practice of Islam is therefore not protected under the 1st Amendment as to freedom of religion and speech.Article IIAs representatives of Islam around the world have declared war, and committed acts of war, against the United States and its democratic allies around the world, Islam is hereby declared an enemy of the United States and its practice within the United States is now prohibited.Article IIIImmediately upon passage of this Amendment all Mosques, schools and Muslim places of worship and religious training are to be closed, converted to other uses, or destroyed. Proceeds from sales of such properties may be distributed to congregations of said places but full disclosure of all proceeds shall be made to an appropriate agency as determined by Congress. No compensation is to be offered by Federal or State agencies for losses on such properties however Federal funding is to be available for the demolishing of said structures if other disposition cannot be made.The preaching of Islam in Mosques, Schools, and other venues is prohibited. The subject of Islam may be taught in a post high school academic environment provided that instruction include discussion of Islam's history of violence, conquest, and its ongoing war on democratic and other non-Islamic values.The preaching or advocating of Islamic ideals of world domination, destruction of America and democratic institutions, jihad against Judaism, Christianity and other religions, and advocating the implementation of Sharia law shall in all cases be punishable by fines, imprisonment, deportation, and death as prescribed by Congress. Violent expressions of these and other Muslim goals, or the material support of those both in the United States and around the world who seek to advance these Islamic goals shall be punishable by death.Muslims will be denied the opportunity to immigrate to the United States.Article IVNothing in this amendment shall be construed as authorizing the discrimination against, of violence upon, nor repudiation of the individual rights of those Americans professing to be Muslim. The individual right of conscience is sacrosanct and the practice of Islam within the privacy of home and self is strictly protected to the extent that such individuals do not violate the prohibitions described in Article III.
Like it or not, this would certainly address any Muslim appeal to the First Amendment. But while admittedly imperfect, and probably politically impossible at the present time, Amendment 28 does give us an idea of how far Americans will probably have to go to protect their freedom. Of course the leftists and Muslims will cry foul, and more. But what if we don't act and Islam is allowed to continue its ascendancy in America? What if there's 10,000 mosques, 20 million Muslims and enclaves of shariah law slash 'no go areas' in most major U.S. cities, as is now the case in Europe? Would it then be easier or more difficult to act in our self defense? What are the costs if we fail to act now, or soon?
Herman Cain merely said what a whole lot of smart people have been thinking (and saying) for a very long time. Amendment 28 is an idea whose time has come.
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There is Hope:
True freedom comes only from accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Christianity is a world and life view which produced Western Civilization with its countless freedoms and laws which protected these freedoms. The advance of the gospel cannot be stopped. The universal Abrahamic promises of victory flow right into the new covenant of Christ. These promises are fulfilled through the preaching and teaching of the gospel.
There are important Messianic promises to consider:
“Why Do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his annointed saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh, the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy posssession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him” Psalm 2.
“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is governor among the nations” Psalm 22:27,28.
“He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him” Psalm 72:8-11.
“The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies” Psalm 110:1,2.
In conclusion, we are in for a tough battle. We must not be faint of heart. We must stay vigilant and raise the banner of Christ's Lordship high! Information is key in fighting this spirit of anti-Christ that is Mohammedism. Our politicians need to asked if their course of action in funding rebels in the Middle East will result in the slaughter of more Christians.
“It seems as though the government of the United States has been overthrown by a criminal syndicate from Chicago that is helping the spread of Mohammedism. The figurehead of the syndicate has clear manifestations of narcissism and his origins remain largely unknown. We are now witnessing the utter lawlessness of this syndicate as the manifestations of the Chicago way are seen in the corruption and lack of transparency in every area of of government.” - Jack Kettler
And yet we know: We know from Scripture regarding Christ's Church “... and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” Matthew 16:18.
Mr. Kettler has previously published articles in the Chalcedon Report and Contra Mundum. He and his wife Marea attend the Westminster, CO, RPCNA Church. Mr. Kettler is the author of the book defending the Reformed Faith against attacks, titled: The Religion That Started in a Hat. Available at: www.TheReligionThatStartedInAHat.com
For more study:
The best to learn about Sharia law is to examine the actual laws. The most complete source is the “Reliance of the Traveller,” translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, by Amana Publications, 1994, 1232 pages. In this work, the Sharia law system is organized in an outline form.
See my The Mad Man from the Desert for numerous information links on the true evil nature of Islam. The reader can find out more from the site Everything you wanted to know about Islam, but were afraid to ask and the Index of Islamic Infamy.