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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by snowspirit
Yes, but you do understand that the Old Testament has laws that are illegal in the US too, right?
I mean you cant actually stone adulterers to death in the US, or non-virgins, or your children if they are disobedient. And we all understand this, even without a specific law stating that it is a felony to do so.
So why would you need a specific law targeting Sharia, which is very broad, and encompasses things like foot washing?
Its just ignorance on the part of a bunch of Southern Baptists hopped up on too much caffeine and Jesus.
Attempts to set up Sharia courts in Canada in 2005 were abandoned after protests. The Jewish community and the Catholic community did not want Muslims introducing Sharia into Canada, so they accepted the decision to ban all religious arbitration in Ontario, including their own respective tribunals. In May 2005, the Quebec National Assembly unanimously supported a motion to block the use of Sharia law in Quebec courts.
Originally posted by pauljs75
Stoning people to death or doing things like honor killings are already felonies in this country, why would we need another law in regards to this kind of thing? A crime is a crime, no matter the reasons behind it. That includes sharia or any other religious doctrine. If law against murder is enforced and justice carried out in that regard, then it shouldn't be an issue.
Originally posted by Bones_
Too many islamaphobes in this thread....
(3) The targeted criminal prohibitions set forth in this part are meant to be a focused and least intrusive method for the state to protect its citizens and residents from the threat posed by sharia-based jihad and terrorist persons and organizations; and
(4) This part neither targets, nor incidentally prohibits or inhibits, the peaceful practice of any religion, and in particular, the practice of Islam by its adherents. Rather, this part criminalizes only the knowing provision of material support or resources, as defined in §39-13-803, to designated sharia organizations, as defined in §39-13-904, or to known sharia-jihad organizations with the intent of furthering their criminal behavior.
As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) “Sharia” means the set of rules, precepts, instructions, or edicts which are said to emanate directly or indirectly from the god of Allah or the prophet Mohammed and which include directly or indirectly the encouragement of any person to support the abrogation, destruction, or violation of the United States or Tennessee Constitutions, or the destruction of the national existence of the United States or the sovereignty of this state, and which includes among other methods to achieve these ends, the likely use of imminent violence. Any rule, precept, instruction, or edict arising directly from the extant rulings of any of the authoritative schools of Islamic jurisprudence of Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, Hanbali, Ja’afariya, or Salafi, as those terms are used by sharia adherents, is prima facie sharia without any further evidentiary showing;
Originally posted by toolstarr
I honestly do not know anything about Shariah, but if it is a legit religion , it is untouchable...
Originally posted by snowspirit
They have done honour killings up here, and there was one case where a mother strangled her daughter, and got off with a suspended sentence. People perceived that as Sharia Law being used, parts of it that should not have been. I'm not sure why the judge didn't give her prison time.