Manar Hijaz Any individual who refuses to obey the law and uses their religion as en excuse (not matter what the religion is) should be persecuted and sent to jail for their crime or law violation. I hate when people use religion to justify their agenda. Wont work and it shouldn't work.
Manar Hijaz You're right, Gina. The Constitution does prohibit using other doctrines to justify religion. Unfortunately banning shair'a law and banning judges from using it is somewhat mixed up like in the example of marriage I gave. I've actually met women who were married oversees but live in the US and going through divorce while their douche bag X- husbands refuse to pay child support and are trying to convince the court they were not married. Since a judge wouldn't be able to acknowledge a marriage like that the husbands can possibly win.
Manar Hijaz This is very relevant to my article. I have a few Jewish friends who have told me about the similarities between halacha and shari'a but this article does a good job of outlining it. Thank you so much for sharing this, Alex.
Manar Hijaz Clearly you haven't read the sources I used in the article that said they were not engaged in any violence but IDF shot and killed them. You can be in denial somewhere else. Agree to disagree. I'm done.
Manar Hijaz I wasn't aware of this...and I would never support it either. I hate when people try to make excuses for their actions. Islamic law is very clear on this topic. As a Muslim I'm obligated to follow the law of the country I live in.
Manar Hijaz I'm not asking for special laws and like I mentioned Muslims MUST abide by the laws of the land they live in. But this is about religious practices like getting married and if you get a divorce being able to get support.
Manar Hijaz Hey Jane, thanks for the comment. You are not alone in those thoughts. Most people have misconceptions about Shari'a law but remember that in Islam NOTHING can be forced. So while in some countries women are subject to that type of treatment you mention, this is not representative of Islam. Thanks for at least trying to learn more ;)
Manar Hijaz Fred, Are you comparing the United States to countries that allow religious persecution? Just because intolerant countries who may not allow churches/synagogues doesn't mean the U.S (land of the free) should do the same.
Manar Hijaz Yeah, you're right Robert. It is VERY tricky. But any Muslim who doesn't follow U.S laws and tries to use religion as an excuse will NEVER be supported by me (or most other Muslims for that matter). The gov't does find itself in a difficult position especially in the example of child support issues I gave in the article.
Manar Hijaz Hey John, I would NEVER support someone who did that. Which is why i mention that someone cannot commit a crime and then blame their religion (that's against Islam). Islamic law requires that they follow the laws of the land Muslims live in. However, it becomes problematic in the example i gave about child support.
Manar Hijaz Hi Marc, You know, the very first time I heard about banning it I didn't mind because I'm a proud American who is more than happy to abide by the U.S constitution. It didn't seem to matter at first but then when I realized that I can affect my religious rights (like whats the point of getting married if it wont be recognized during a court hearing) that's when I was against it. Having said this, I'm not asking that they consider Islamic law but just that they acknowledge practices (if that makes sense).
Manar Hijaz You're not reading, David. "Removed" being passed tense. I made no reference to current comments. Also, the so-called "evidence" presented in this case were given by two SECRET witness (working for Israeli intelligence) whose ID's could not be verified nor could the defendants confront these witnesses (Violations of 6th Amendment). Several leading civil rights attorneys (including Michael Ratner president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights) have come out to condemn the outcome of the case. You can read some of what he had to say here http://freedomtogive.com/2012/10/justice-has-fled-the-country-us-supreme-court-wont-hear-holy-land-five-case/ So, again not credible evidence was provide to link HLF with Hamas.