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Published:March 29th, 2009 19:15 EST
Would America Be Better off Under Sharia Law?

Would America Be Better off Under Sharia Law?

By John Lillpop

In yet another instance of egregious Muslim misbehavior, several thousand devotees of the "Religion of Peace" gathered in London and declared that Islam will soon have sovereignty over both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Sharia Law

In prophesying such an eventuality, one of the Muslim leaders, Anjem Choudary, envisions an Islamic takeover of the White House and the rule of the Quran in America. "Democracy, hypocrisy," Choudary chanted as the crowd echoed him. "Tony Blair, terrorist! Tony Blair, murderer! Queen Elizabeth, go to hell!"*

New video messages from Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri, when added to Choudary`s ranting and ravings, leave the distinct impression that Islamofascists are serious about taking over the world and about installing Islam as the only authorized law and religion.

Before jumping to conclusions, perhaps one should seek to answer the question: Would America be better off under Sharia law?

Let us first consider America as currently constituted.

America is, without question, the grandest and most inspiring success story in human history. Freedoms, liberties, and opportunities unimaginable in most other cultures flourish here and are vital to what it means to be an American.

Just what makes America so great and this land and its people so special?

Credit our founding fathers with establishing a framework of moral and social values that have endured for more than 220 years. Those values have resulted in unprecedented opportunities and prosperity for hundreds of millions of people.

Boundless opportunity and prosperity are uniquely American and are correctly celebrated as the "American Dream."

This is not to say that our blessed nation has been perfect or without grave shortcomings over the course of 220 years.

To begin with, it took nearly 90 years before the bane of slavery unsettled the moral consciousness of enough Americans to eradicate that barbaric practice from these United States.

Once slavery was identified as immoral and contradictory to the American spirit as found in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, a bitter civil war was waged in order to remove that hideous blemish from the innocent young face of the fair maiden known to the world as America.

Without question, it took far too long but Americans eventually rose to the moral occasion and did the right thing. After all, our founding fathers had been rather emphatic about "all men being created equal," the antithesis of which would be involuntary servitude and slavery.

The point is that enormous social, political, economic and legal change was brought about because of the moral infrastructure handed down by our founders. Slavery was wrong. Americans recognized that fact, and corrected the problem.

Other major injustices have violated our system of values over the course of U.S. history. Among the more egregious are discrimination against women and minorities in employment, housing and education; internment of Japanese Americans during World War II; and, Jim Crow laws in Southern and border states between 1876 and 1965.

Jim Crow laws were particularly grievous because these laws required that public schools, public places and public transportation, like trains and buses, have separate facilities for whites and blacks. "Separate but equal" was the delusional litany of those who favored segregation based on race.

But once again, the American spirit of fairness and true equality ultimately prevailed. With the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Jim Crow laws joined slavery in the dustbin of regrettable and sad moments in American history.

And yet another ugly blemish was removed from the face of the beautiful maiden who is now universally recognized as the best and brightest hope for all of human kind.

Moreover, America has dealt the same way with discrimination, racism, child labor abuse, corporate irresponsibility, unlawful confinement of American citizens and other travesties. All have been, or are in the process of being, eradicated from the American experience.

By contrast, the basic tenets of the Muslim faith as set forth in the Quran specifically require adherents to practice discrimination, abuse, murder and inhumane punishments. The faith provides zero tolerance for non-believers.

Specifically, Sharia law would result in the following changes in American life and deviations from the moral and constitutional framework upon which this marvelous nation was founded:

There would be no religious freedom. Islam would be the only religion permitted and "infidels" would be subject to severe punishment, including death.

Muslim leaders would command offensive, aggressive and unjust Jihads.

Unmarried fornicators would be whipped and adulterers stoned to death. Husbands would be allowed to hit their wives even if the husband merely fears aggressiveness from his wife.

Homosexuals would be executed.

Muslim critics of Muhammad, the Quran and even Sharia would be put to death.

Highway robbers would be crucified or mutilated.

An injured plaintiff would be allowed to exact legal revenge " physical eye for physical eye.

A hand would be cut off as punishment for thieves, male or female.

Drinkers and gamblers would be whipped.

Adoption of Sharia law would take America back several centuries and wipe out all progress in the areas of human right, equality and tolerance.

In short, there is no moral underpinning to Islam.

Sharia law: America and the world can live without it!