Opponents in Philadelphia say bill on Sharia law unfair to Muslims
Newsworks: A bill in Harrisburg that opponents say is targeted against Muslims has followers of that faith upset.
“This is not a new faith we are not a foreign faith and yes this dangerous, clearly stated discriminatory purpose on a publicly circulated document, you just don’t get any more troubling than that,” said Chaudhry.
Professor Khalid Blankinship of Temple University compares following Sharia to the Catholic teaching that divorce is not allowed. “That would be like going into the Catholic Church and telling them that you can’t marry people the way you want or saying you have to allow divorce of people even if the Pope ruled otherwise,” said Blankinship.
State Representative Rosemarie Swanger of Lebanon County, who authored the bill, says it is designed to preserve rights of liberty that do not exist in some foreign legal systems. She has said recognizing foreign laws could allow women to be treated as second-class citizens. In a letter she sent to colleagues, Swanger called Sharia law “inherently hostile to our constitutional liberties.”
I’m no legal scholar but I’m pretty sure that the US Constitution is the supreme law of this country. And I’m pretty sure that “freedom of religious expression” doesn’t include stoning of women, child rape, and honor killings – at least not here in the US (yet).
No doubt CAIR is on a mission. If the politicians cave to this PC baloney under the guise of “religion” in Pennsylvania, don’t be surprised if CAIR challenges this type of legislation in every other state. You know they will.