Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sharia Law Riots in USA

Nadene Goldfoot                                            
Yesterday, riots were going on because people are rebelling against Sharia Law, which are the laws of Islam,  and others are either for it or think that the people are rioting against Islam.  This was happening in Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis, Minnesota, New York City, New York,  Dallas,Texas,  Atlanta, Georgia and other USA cities.   In Seattle, a comment was ""We are not anti-Muslim. We are anti-radical Islam," by a March Against Sharia speaker outside City Hall, according to the station."  

Here are some facts possibly neither group is aware of about Islam.

22% of the world's population are Muslims.  This amounts to about 1.5 billion people..  The Pew Research Center found 50 Muslim majority countries in the world in 2015.

More than 1/2 of European Muslims live mostly in France, Germany, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom.   They amount to 28,071,000 Muslims.   Other European countries with at least 5% of their population being made up by Muslims are living in  Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, and Switzerland.

As an example of percentages, Jews make up 2% of the USA population and Blacks make up about 11% of the USA population.   Jews are 0.02% of the world population with a total population of about 15 million compared to Islam's 22% which makes up 1.5 billion.

Muslims in the USA as found in 2015 by the Pew Research Center  make up 1% of the population with a total of 3.3 million.  The USA's population is 322 million.

The 10 countries containing the highest Muslim populations are:

Sharia Law is described thusly:

Sharia law regulates public behavior, private behavior, and even private beliefs. Of all legal systems in the world today, Sharia law is the most intrusive and restrictive, especially against women.
                                                           
Italy wants the Muslim women to show a little of their face and not be completely veiled.  "Like Britain, Italy does not specifically restrict the wearing of the veil, but it has in the past had laws against covering your face in public for security reasons. France, however, has a law banning “conspicuous symbols” of faith such as Muslim headscarves, Jewish skullcaps and large Christian crosses, from schools. Prodi has angered the centre-right opposition, led by former premier Silvio Berlusconi, with an immigration policy that proposes to halve an application period for Italian citizenship to five years, in exchange for observation of Italian laws."  
                                                                
The less extreme and more fashionable look for Muslim women,
but it depends on the country one lives in.  This might be acceptable
in Pakistan but not in Iraq.  It would be more common in India
which is only 14% Muslim as it is a Sari.  
Sharia Law Examples pertaining to women are:

 A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
• Girls' clitoris should be cut (Muhammad's words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
• A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Religion of Peace).
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce.
• A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• A woman's testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man's.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Errors in Quran).
• A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.

This is the USA, not a Muslim majority country.  We have laws against such laws as Sharia law.  When a person becomes a citizen, they have always had to swear allegiance to this country and forego their former country's rules.  

The USA has established the rule of Freedom of Religion.  As long as you are not pressing anyone to convert to your particular religion, you are okay.  There is a fear going on of being forced into Sharia Law or even allowing it to happen to Muslims living in the USA because it is unAmerican.  

Egypt's military blocked the Muslim Brotherhood's efforts in this direction in 2013,  but 74% of Egypt's Muslims still favor it. Even in Jordan, Indonesia and Malaysia - Muslim countries with progressive images, it's preferred.  That's because " the relatively secular ruling elite sit atop Muslim masses, 71%, 72% and 86% respectively of whom want their countries to be ruled by Sharia."  So it's also a political issue.  These elites don't want to lose their positions.  

As the Muslim populations have grown in Europe, "the number of countries penetrated by Sharia law continues to grow."  This is why we are seeing a push against Sharia Law in the USA.  Many people do not want to see it established here.  The penalty of breaking a Sharia Law often is death. 

Resource:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/06/a-new-estimate-of-the-u-s-muslim-population/
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/10/us/protests-against-sharia-law/index.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/anti-muslim-act-america-stage-marches-against-sharia-law-nationwide-n767386
http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/sharia-law.html
http://tarekfatah.com/italian-prime-minister-romano-prodi-tells-muslim-women-you-cant-cover-your-face-you-must-be-seen/

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