Monday, April 9, 2012

If Muslims have their way will Islamic Sharia law in America be the same as it is in Great Britain?

Some people still don't understand what Islamic Sharia law is all about. What it certainly isn't just about is freedom of religion. Here is an explanation from ACT! for America wherein they quote an editorial from Investors Business Daily. But even still you need to see what this law looks like in an actual situation. So I also quote a story from London, England that appeared in the British newspaper The Sun. And England is not an Islamic country. They have laws similar to ours. Please read both.
Dear Nelson,
We know some of our members have seen the billboards that ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) has put up around the country. (See the Investors Business Daily editorial below).
This is the kind of information expert speakers and Members of Congress will be sharing with us at this year’s National Conference and Legislative Briefing, June 27 – 29 in Washington, D.C.

Pro-Shariah Group Launches Disinformation Campaign

The Islamic Circle of North America has launched a $3 million campaign to convince Americans that Shariah, the legal code of Islam, is no threat. ICNA is not exactly the best salesman.

The New York-based group, which was founded in 1968 by leaders of the Pakistani branch of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, is promoting Shariah law in a "25-city education tour" that features billboards, radio and TV ads, town hall forums and campus interfaith events.

"The plan is to clear up common misconceptions about Shariah and the Islamic faith," ICNA says. It's responding to legislative efforts to ban judges from recognizing Shariah law in Kansas, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arizona and South Dakota.

"Muslim-Americans are asking for the same fundamental rights to observe Shariah" as other faiths enjoy observing their tenets, ICNA asserts.

Of course, Shariah involves far more than just worship. It commands a separate political system. Unlike other religions, it seeks to substitute the U.S. Constitution with its own commandments, which discriminate against women and non-Muslims, restrict free speech, and prescribe cruel and unusual punishment, among other things.

Through groups such as ICNA, as well as the hundreds of mosques it controls, the Muslim Brotherhood teaches Muslim-Americans that Shariah is the law of the land. This is in direct contravention of the so-called supremacy clause, which states: "This Constitution shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby."

Shariah has already crept into U.S. court cases, mostly involving family law. Some heavily Muslim areas of the U.S. have become "no-go zones," where domestic abuse cases, even honor killings, are covered up.

But then, ICNA knows all this. That's why it's trying to disarm the public through a massive propaganda campaign in the U.S.

The ICNA official behind the campaign, Sabeel Ahmed, has privately told Muslims: "We should use every opportunity presented or created to sensitize non-Muslim peers and school staff with Islam and establish an environment in which everywhere a non-Muslims (sic) turn, they notice Islam portrayed in a positive way and get influenced by it and eventually accept Islam with Allah's guidance, insha Allah."

It's plain that ICNA has an agenda other than protecting religious freedom. But it goes beyond conversion of non-Muslims. Here's what ICNA is really hiding:

• The secret archives of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, seized by FBI agents in 2004, list ICNA among "our organizations."

• The document, found in the basement of a terror suspect in Annandale, Va., and translated from Arabic, says "their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house, so that it is eliminated and Allah's religion is made victorious over all other religions."

• The same Brotherhood charter calls for the creation one day of a "Central Islamic Court" in America, according to the best-seller "Muslim Mafia."

• ICNA recently merged with a sister group — the Muslim American Society — which the Justice Department says is the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

• ICNA's "Great Leaders of the last 100 Years" features the late Pakistani Brotherhood leader Maulana Abul Ala Maududi, who has said: "Islam wishes to do away with all states and governments anywhere."

• It also lionizes the late Egyptian Brotherhood leader Sayyid Qutb, who stated: "Wherever an Islamic community exists, it has a God-given right to step forward and take control of the political authority so that it may establish the divine system (Shariah) on earth."

• ICNA has featured in its magazine, "The Message," the writings of the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has stated the following: "What we seek is that legislations and codes be within the limits of the flawless texts and the overall objectives of the Shariah and the Islamic message." Qaradawi, banned from U.S. entry since 1999, has also declared: "We will conquer America."

Those running ICNA's ads and plastering highways (including New York's Lincoln Tunnel) with billboards should know what they're dealing with — a subversive group running a disinformation campaign.


ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591

Shocking story from a British town

Ordeal ... Samina thought she was dressing up for her 5th birthday, not her wedding

Published: 08th April 2012

DRESSED in a fancy new outfit, little Samina Shah thought she was getting ready for her birthday party. 

Instead she was being married off — having just turned FIVE.
The Islamic ceremony effectively ended her childhood and paved the way for years of abuse.

Just as shockingly, this was not happening in a remote Third World village — but in a large town in the north of England.
Samina has decided to speak out after Britain’s Forced Marriage Unit revealed that last year the 1,468 cases they investigated included another girl of five.

There are thought to be another 6,500 cases that went unreported.
Samina — not her real name as she is too scared to be identified — told The Sun: “I was denied the right of childhood, play and innocence.

“When you are married at the age of five you no longer live like a normal child. I was deprived of my basic human rights.

“I’m genuinely shocked and horrified to hear that another little girl has had to go through this. My heart goes out to that child and anyone who is forced to marry.

“That is why I am sharing my experience, to reach out to those girls and young women. There is hope and light at the end of the tunnel.”

She went on: “I know that such behaviour is contrary to the teachings of Islam and must be therefore outlawed.

“There is no Islamic justification for forced marriage and doing it to a child of that age is not just wrong — it is criminal.”

Samina, now in her early 40s, rebuilt her life to become a successful business entrepreneur.

But she is still haunted by memories of beatings, brutality and repression.
Recalling her childhood wedding day, she said: “There was a lot of activity — a lot of relatives in the house. I was dressed up in an outfit mother-in-law had bought for me.

“My sister told me later that my mother-in-law had said, ‘At last, the beautiful girl belongs to me!’

“I don’t know exactly why I was married off at such a young age, but it was all to do with maintaining traditions and making sure we didn’t question anything.”

Samina was born into a typical Asian family in a close-knit community, keeping to the ways of their remote villages of northern Pakistan.
She was not encouraged in school work and was removed at 13.
Instead she was raised to believe a woman’s place was at home and the more she suffered, the greater the reward in Paradise.

On her 14th birthday a formal wedding ceremony was held, marking the bride’s transition from her parents’ home to the home of the husband.
At six the next morning, terrified for her future, she was bundled on to a plane to Pakistan.

She was told she would return to England with her husband when she reached 16.

She used to dread evenings when she would have to tearfully face the advances of her husband.

The marriage was eventually consummated against her will after she suffered a horrific beating.

After three months it was decided she should live under lock and key back in England until she turned 16.

Forced marriage in Britain comes under civil, not criminal, law. Many victims are sent abroad.

Those at risk can apply for a court order stopping them — or the marriage organisers — from leaving the country. Anyone breaking such an order can be jailed for up to two years for contempt of court.

Victims who do return to the UK find the marriage is not legally recognised — but whoever forced them into marrying cannot be prosecuted.

The Government is currently looking at changing the law.

Samina, who backs a change, remembers how she was not even allowed out into the garden.

She said: “I missed the sunlight on my face. I used to look out at kids playing and feel an overwhelming sense of envy.”

At the age of 20 Samina gave birth to a daughter. She said: “At that point I knew that there was no way that she would endure what I had been through.”

She became obsessed with cleanliness. Samina explained: “I felt like I’d been bottling up everything. I was scrubbing the house and then scrubbing myself, cleansing myself. I was trying to rub away stains of abuse.
“I’d been locked up and I locked my feelings up too.

“My husband insisted that I never reveal I had been married at such a young age. I had to say I was married at 16.

“But as my daughter went to school I got interested in studying again.”
Against her husband’s wishes she took GCSEs at college. After ten years she beat her obsessive compulsive disorder. And, at the age of 37, she left her husband.
She said: “It had got to the point where I wasn’t allowed to smile because smiling was said to be the sign of a loose woman, a woman who was flirting.”

Leaving was an incredibly brave move considering how it was deemed unacceptable for a Muslim woman to ask for a divorce.

Samina went back to her parents but ended up trudging the streets.
For the first time in the interview, Samina breaks down and sobs: “I was so upset, I thought everyone had abandoned me.”

Contemplating suicide, she started writing a text of apology to her daughter. She said: “Then I thought, how could I? She needed me — I couldn’t leave her.”

Samina found herself outside a church where she knew the priest.
She said: “I was so disheartened I wanted to abandon everything I had been taught in childhood.

“I thought the best thing I could do was to convert. Maybe being a Christian would give me peace.”

But the priest told her Islam had not let her down — people had.

He contacted a Muslim woman who gave Samina a bed for the night and a shoulder to cry on.

Eventually — with the help of friends, her daughter and one other relative — she got back on her feet and even made up with her family.

She said: “I stopped seeing myself through other people’s eyes. I finally realised I was not an inferior being. Deep down, I always had a belief that I would free myself.”

Samina now gives talks to women’s groups and is a mentor to youngsters.
She said: “Islam safeguards women’s rights, and I am delighted that I found the Islam that God sent down — not the one that has been hijacked by the jackals who misrepresent its true teachings.”
They have more. Go to THE SUN web site and read the stories about the Stop Child Brides campaign. The Muslim population in England is only 2% greater than in the United States. The British government has made many mistakes in allowing them so much self-rule. We don't have to repeat those mistakes here.


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