What Is Islam…Exactly?

An Acehnese man was whipped for violating Sharia law in Lhokseumawe on July 5, 2018, Aceh, Indonesia. According to reports, six Acehnese was sentenced to 25 to 40 whipping strokes, due to online prostitution.
An Acehnese man was whipped for violating Sharia law in Lhokseumawe on July 5, 2018, Aceh, Indonesia. According to reports, six Acehnese was sentenced to 25 to 40 whipping strokes, due to online prostitution.

It’s a “disturbing trend,” says Asma T. Uddin, a Muslim attorney, in the New York Times: “In recent years, state lawmakers, lawyers and influential social commentators have been making the case that Muslims are not protected by the First Amendment. Why? Because, they argue, Islam is not a religion.”

What it is, say Uddin’s targets, is a political system: “John Bennett, a Republican state legislator in Oklahoma, said in 2014, ‘Islam is not even a religion; it is a political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest.’ In 2015, a former assistant United States attorney, Andrew C. McCarthy, wrote in National Review that Islam ‘should be understood as conveying a belief system that is not merely, or even primarily, religious.’ In 2016, Michael Flynn, who the next year was briefly President Trump’s national security adviser, told an ACT for America conference in Dallas that ‘Islam is a political ideology’ that ‘hides behind the notion of it being a religion.’ In a January 2018 news release, Neal Tapio of South Dakota, a Republican state senator who was planning to run for the United States House of Representatives, questioned whether the First Amendment applies to Muslims.”

Merriam Webster defines “religion” as “a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.” Islam certainly qualifies as a religion by that definition. Religions profess to connect human beings to the divine. Islam professes to do that. At the same time, however, it is also a political system that is authoritarian, supremacist, discriminatory, expansionist, violent, and aggressive.

Asma T. Uddin must be aware of that fact but ignores it entirely, instead giving the impression that Sharia is simply religious law, and opposition to Sharia is simply motivated by religious bigotry and “Islamophobia.”

In reality, Islamic law’s political aspects contradict Constitutional principles and American freedoms in numerous particulars, including: its denial of the freedom of speech; the institutionalized discrimination against women, non-Muslims, and other groups; its death penalty for apostasy from Islam and for homosexual activity, and more.

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See Also:

(1) Iran’s Idea of “Human Rights”: Persecute Christians

(2) Turkey: How an Extremist Government Treats Girls and Women

(3) NGOs urge opposition to election of rights abusers at UNHRC

(4) Toronto-area ‘public’ event was ‘only for Muslims’

(5) Ralph Goodale mum on what Ottawa will do with returning Canadian ISIS fighters

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Good one. Just as in the U.S. comparing the core of Islam against our Charter of Rights, it is against the notion of freedom of speech. In fact, the very notion of Islamophobia is against freedom of speech. Given the hiding of crimes (the B.C. rape and murder and the deaths on the Danforth) and who committed each, it is long past time to end such political correctness.

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What is Islam, Exactly? Winston Churchill spells it out clearly. How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman… Read more »