ELDER PATRIOT – Few Americans should feel threatened by peace-loving Muslims. As with every great religion the Constitution guarantees each individual’s right to practice his or her religion as he or she see fit. The Constitution also protects others from having to suffer the consequences of any other individual’s religious beliefs. Guaranteeing these protections were exactly what was being debated before the passage of Senate Bill 97.
Montana Republicans passed Senate Bill 97 simply to ban the application of foreign law in Montana’s courts.
This sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Not to Montana Democrats whose 44 senators voted in a bloc against protecting non-Muslim Montanans.
The reason for Democrats’ objection is even worse once you hear why than it appears on its face. Their objection primarily focused on Sharia Law.
With more than 51% of Muslims living in the United States favoring Sharia law we should know exactly what Sharia law is.
Sharia Law – List of Key Rules
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Sharia law is the law of Islam. The Sharia (also spelled Shariah or Shari’a) law is cast from the actions and words of Muhammad, which are called “Sunnah,” and the Quran, which he dictated. Sharia law itself cannot be altered but the interpretation of Sharia law, called “figh,” by imams is given some latitude.
As a legal system, Sharia law is exceptionally broad. While other legal codes regulate public behavior, Sharia law regulates public behavior, private behavior and even private beliefs. Of all legal systems in the world today, Sharia law is the most intrusive and restrictive, especially against women.
According to Sharia law:
• Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above).
• Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
• Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see Allah moon god).
• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (compulsion in religion).
• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
• Girls’ clitoris should be cut (Muhammad‘s words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
• A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Religion of Peace).
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a woman needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
• A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• A woman’s testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man’s.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Errors in Quran).
• A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
• Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be “Halal“.
• Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
With this in mind consider the words of Rep. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, who said, “I truly believe this law is repugnant.”
Rep. Ellie Hill Smith (D-Missoula) proposed an amendment to the bill to include a ban on the Law of Moses, in order to “show the state of Montana that it is not just about Islamic Law.” This sinks to a level of moral equivalency that indefensibly defies logic.
Put this in the perspective of the Left’s war on Christianity, the same Christian belief system that gave us the Constitution.
How do these Democrats reconcile Sharia laws’ assault on women rights that were never, in the history of this country, anywhere near so restrictive as to turn women into chattel as Sharia law does? Montana Dems didn’t even try to address that aspect of Islamic belief because they can’t.
Rep. Brad Tschida (R-Missoula) put things in focus when he said that the bill was an attempt to push back against a “constitution [that] is constantly under assault.” Tschida could’ve added “by Democrats.”
It should be obvious that Montana’s Republicans are simply looking ahead in an attempt to avert the possibility of a culture war at some future point.
That these 44 Democrats refused to vote to protect the overwhelming majority of Montanans’ rights – not just their religious liberties – should give pause to anyone still defending the Democratic Party as a party that cares about people.
For these Democrats it is no longer a matter of representing the will of the people – it hasn’t been for quite some time – but representing the plans of their globalist masters.
Rep. Laurie Bishop (D-Livingston) urged legislators “not to forget the roots of this bill,” adding that “our children are watching.” Anyone who believes Rep. Bishop cares a wit about our children has lost any ability to think rationally.