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the effect of Sharia if not its legal implementation

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Submitted by Ellyn Taylor (United States), Oct 2, 2012 at 16:57

When an Infidel living in a Western country, or on Western soil in an Islamic country (as in an embassy) dies because another Infidel, or even the dead Infidel himself, defamed the Prophet, the effect is the same as if Islamic law were in effect in that Western country--there is a known prohibition, the punishment is death, and the punishment is carried out.

It hardly matters whether or not the West has implemented Sharia; the Islamic state has.

This is a tremendous extension of the power of an Islamic Imam/state over the expression of free thought in the West, and it has not yet been effectively countered.

Only energy independence--total energy independence -- from the Middle East will resolve the issue.

Fortunately, America has the natural resources; the only thing she lacks is the full understanding of its importance, and the will to take on the extremists in the environmental movement. America must recognize that the interests of the oil states in the Middle East and the interests of the extremists in the environmental movement in the US converge: both result in continued dependence of America on oil from Islamic countries; the price will be the continued power of Sharia over the West.

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