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America's Hidden Jihad, also "America's Hidden Shariah"

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Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), Dec 23, 2015 at 16:31

Along with the title of "America's Hidden Jihad" we should also consider that there are most likely many cases of Hidden Shariah where honor killings and wife beatings take place within the homes of Muslims living in America. Islamic law, based on the Quran and commandments of Muhammad, allows for a parent to kill a child who leaves the religion of Islam and a Muslim husband can "legally" beat his wife (any one of the four) if he determines the wife is being unruly. Such cases may go unreported when committed within the tight-knit Muslim communities.

But then again, if such incident does get reported, the local authorities, liberal media and spineless political views of the current Administration would just consider this to be "domestic violence" and deny that this has anything to do with Islamic law.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

How very insightful.

Yes, to take the case of distinctly Islamic honor killings; these are routinely brushed under the rug as garden-variety domestic violence, with no attention paid to the Shar'i element.

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