Obama Supreme Court Nominee And Islamic Law
Several years ago, I was meeting with a British expert on radical Islam who was bemoaning the fact that the British government had approved the establishment of a national board that would rule on compliance with Islamic Finance. He was upset by the acceptance of the British government of a finance system that would be recognized as being outside of the British financial system. While he felt this was a policy mistake he was more concerned that it supported the concept that Muslims in the United Kingdom would live under their own rules, separate and apart from society at large.
Britain’s capitulation to the lobbying of their Muslim population has gone far beyond the financial sector. In all walks of life British Muslims act like they are a protected class that can live outside the norms of British society. While this concept of allowing a class of people to live outside of mainstream society is troubling by itself, the leadership of the British Muslim community are advocates of the most regressive form of Islamic law, Sharia. A basic tenet of Sharia is that Muslims can not recognize nor should they obey a state that is not ruled by Sharia law.
Last week, Senator Jeff Sessions exposed the troubling relationship between Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and Sharia Law. As Frank Gaffney reports, Senator Sessions is questioning Kagan’s silence when as Dean of Harvard Law School she did not oppose a Saudi gift of $20 million to establish an Islamic Studies center. Kagan, who ventured beyond the Law School to criticize policies of the United States military, remained silent when the regressive Saudis established a Center on campus that would be under the influence of the Sharia culture promulgated by the Saudi royal family.
And to add insult to injury, Kagan helped launch an Islamic Finance Project that advocates the United States following the British model of accepting Islamic laws of finance. In other words, Kagan believes that the laws that govern American society should not apply to Muslims. This should be of great concern to everyone who understands how this downgrades our Constitution, our legal system, and our way of life.
In Britain they followed the Kagan road and they are suffering because of this capitulation to an alien and aggressive legal force. We must not let that happen here.
hat tip One Jerusalem – News