It is of upmost importance that we do not allow Shariah law into our country. I lived in England for 29 years. For ten of those years, I heard people saying that Shariah was coming to Great Britain, but I dismissed it as wishful thinking by Muslims. I did not think it could happen there. How wrong I was! I remember September 14, 2008, the government of Great Britain allowed, and even backed, the setting up of Shariah Law Courts in seven cities. The headquarters for these courts was in the town I served in as a missionary. It did not stop with only seven courts. Today, there are over one hundred of these courts in London alone.
What This Means
This does not mean that all the British people are subject to Shariah Law. What it does mean is that everyone in Great Britain is subject to British law, except Muslims.
It also doesn’t mean that these courts have jurisdiction in everything. These courts can only deal with civil matters. They can deal with family issues like divorce, marriage, custody, etc. These courts are not allowed to deal with criminal issues – yet. The Muslims are, however, pushing for them to have jurisdiction in every area. They have learned that if they continue to pressure the government, both politically and through civil unrest, the government will eventually give in to their demands.
Six Reasons to Reject Shariah
If we knew the following things were part of Shariah Law, not only would we not want Shariah, we would almost not want to have Muslims in our country at all.
Let me give you some background:
The Shariah Law Book was compiled in the 1300s. After Muhammad’s death, there were several versions of Islam, each with its own interpretation of the Qur’an. The Shariah Law Book is called “The Reliance of the Traveller.” The Muslim is traveling through this life, and the precepts spelled out in this book are rules they are to rely on as they travel on this journey. I will be using quotes from this book. The English translation has the stamp of approval of the highest authorities in Islam. They affirm that it conforms to what Sunni Islam (85% of Muslims in the world) believes and practices. Shia Muslims (most of the remaining 15% of Muslims) agree with most of what is in this book as well.
1. It Legalizes Jihad
Jihad is part of Shariah.
ROT o9.0 JIHAD
“Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.”
From this we learn that the primary definition of jihad is to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion of Islam. Every precept in the Shariah Law Book will quote its sources from the Qur’an and the teachings of Muhammad.
Here are their sources from the Qur’an:
(1) “Fighting is prescribed for you” (Koran 2:216);
(2) “Slay them wherever you find them” (Koran 4:89);
(3) “Fight the idolators utterly” (Koran 9:36);
Here are their sources from the hadiths:
“I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah”
“To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it.”
Did you get that? The time spent on the battlefield in jihad is of more value than everything in this world, including all their prayers and religious acts.
Who is obligated to fight in jihad?
ROT o9.4 Those called upon to perform jihad when it is a communal obligation are every able bodied man who has reached puberty and is sane.
The objectives of jihad:
ROT o9.8 The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4)-which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax.
If we allow Shariah in our country, jihad will become, not only legal, but commanded of every Muslim male who is mature and sane. It is part of Shariah and cannot be divorced from it without destroying Islam.
2. It Will Legalize Subjugation of Non-Muslims
Those who are not Muslims will be classified as second-class citizens. This is called dhimmitude. It is not technically slavery, but it is a close cousin.
ROT o11.4 The minimum non-Muslim poll tax is one dinar (n: 4.235 grams of gold) per person (A: per year). The maximum is whatever both sides agree upon. It is collected with leniency and politeness, as are all debts, and is not levied on women, children, or the insane.
ROT o11.5 Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:
(1) are penalized for committing adultery or theft, though not for drunkenness;
(2) are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);
(Hitler got the idea of the yellow Jewish star from the Muslim zunnar.)
(3) are not greeted with “as-Salamu ‘alaykum’;” (peace upon you)
(4) must keep to the side of the street;
(5) may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims’ buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;
(6) are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, to ring church bells or display crosses, recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;
(7) and are forbidden to build new churches.
When Egypt elected Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, the Christians (Coptic) were forced to pay this poll tax. They could only remain in their ancestral religion if they paid this tax. The minimum is about a half a gram of gold per adult person per year, but what is the maximum? We find the answer in the Pact of Umar. The maximum tax, which was levied by ISIS, is 50% of what they own, and 50% of what they earn.
These are two of the reasons we must not allow Shariah in this country. There are more, and we will continue this subject in our next newsletter.