Mark Steyn forgets to mention the mild form of Sharia in America
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Submitted by Naseem (United Kingdom), Nov 16, 2006 at 10:13
Assalamau Laikum all,
I don't agree with all of what Mark Steyn says, I think that (some form of muslim rule and Sharia) is inevitable in the America…only it will take additional time for Europe …and provided other catastrophic (for Islam) events do not take place.
Only the muslim can spoil it for himself....it is there for him only to lose...the Americans can play a small part in the shaping too.
No doubt there will be several tilting points, many of which Islam will be ably assisted by the future Pelosis and the Hillarys et al. Their greatest contribution I believe, will be to assist in tempering somewhat the "Saudi" version of Sharia.
I think that for stability, what may work are some pieces of Sharia law and some pieces of the current American laws...to have a sort of a mix...for in 30-50 years the majority of peoples will be muslims in the America...but thats the indeginous minority musn't be forgetten in this process.
Your daughters/grandaughters input into this new integrated milder sharia will be crucial, in particular to ensure that a Meharab (male escort) or the veil or the limit of women not being able to travel more than 40 miles away from home cannot be enforceable.
However I can see the Hijab and Jilbab coming into play...well you'll have to give and take a little.
Also I can see the marriage rule of 4 women to 1 man coming in, since your own women do such a pathetic job of having adequate children for the future.
Loudspeakers onto so many of the converted churches will definitely be in ..as will praying 5 times...however I think you must fight hard to keep the religious police off the streets...they can be a pain ...in more ways than one.
Certainly the holy month and EID celebrations will be widespread...throughout the America.
University panels must have Islamic thinkers onboard as well as traditionalists...to keep this tight integration on line... a bit of give and take all the way down the line.
Please don't worry so much...the next couple of generations may find it hard going...but the Americans have been great at adapting to global situations…only this one is bigger than most....happy integrating.
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