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Tennessee is considering making it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah, the most severe measure yet put forth by a national movement whose members believe extremist Muslims want Shariah to supersede the Constitution....Muslim groups fear the measure would outlaw central tenets of Islam, such as praying five times a day toward Mecca, abstaining from alcohol or fasting for Ramadan.
"This is an anti-Muslim bill that makes it illegal to be a Muslim in the state of
Originally posted by toolstarr
What is the difference between this and the persecution of Christians in other countries?
I honestly do not know anything about Shariah
The custom-based body of law based on the Koran and the religion of Islam.
Because, by definition, Muslim states are theocracies, religious texts are law, the latter distinguished by Islam and Muslims in their application, as Sharia or Sharia law.
So thorough is the integration of the justice system and Church under Sharia law that Sharia courts are essentially religious courts; judges are usually local church (Mosque) officials.
Originally posted by toolstarr
reply to post by Violater1
I tent to side with the constitution, I am aware some practice honor killings, which are absurd to almost everyone except those that follow that religion.But, If we start outlawing certain religions we do not agree with , where does it stop? It is a slippery slope.
Muslims believe Sharia is God's law, but they differ as to what exactly it entails. Modernists, traditionalists and fundamentalists all hold different views of Sharia, as do adherents to different schools of Islamic thought and scholarship. Different countries and cultures have varying interpretations of Sharia as well.
Originally posted by Expat888
Pffffth.. More western ignorance in action.. Sharia law is ONLY applicable to muslims.
Non-muslins ARE NOT subject to sharia law.
In regard to the death penalty - funny its ok in the west for the state to execute criminals yet they raise hell when others do so.. Gotta love western hypocrisy and ignorance lah ..
The last execution in Canada was on December 11, 1962, at Toronto's Don Jail.
Capital punishment in the United States varies by jurisdiction. In practice it applies only for aggravated murder and more rarely for felony murder. Capital punishment existed in the colonies that predated the United States and that were later annexed to the United States under the laws of their mother countries and continued to have effect in the states and territories that they became. The methods of execution and the crimes subject to the penalty vary by jurisdiction and have varied widely throughout time.
Some jurisdictions have banned it, others have suspended its use, and others are trying to expand its applicability.
Its just ignorance on the part of a bunch of Southern Baptists hopped up on too much caffeine and Jesus