1. Should our U.S. courts use Sharia Law? Would that show tolerance to other faiths or does that override the U.S. Constitution? What are your thoughts after exploring the various websites listed?
http://shariahinamericancourts.com/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
At the website http://www.shariahinamericancourts.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., the Center for Security Policy has compiled fifty cases in 23 states showing examples of a representative foreign legal system – Islamic Shariah Law – introduced into American courts, in conflict with the Constitution or state public policy in the particular cases.
Be sure to reference at least two websites with information that supports your viewpoints.
2. Is stopping Sharia Law a woman’s issue?
According to the website at The Center for Security Policy, “American Laws for American Courts is the primary 21st Century civil rights initiative to ensure constitutional liberties for all Americans,” said Center for Security Policy President Frank J. Gaffney Jr. “It is needed especially to protect women and children, who have been identified by international human rights organizations as the primary victims of discriminatory foreign laws.”
I am attaching a book on the entire topic by a former terrorist (jihadist). There is one particular chapter on the book (starts on page 20) that is about the topic of Sharia that may be of interest to you. It is not required but if you really want to know the truth from one who knows, check it out. (See attached file at the top of the assignment entitled “Understanding Radical Islam for Sharia Law.pdf)
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If you read that chapter, be sure you don’t just take the first part when he talks about what the media tries to get people to believe. Read on to his knowledge.
3. What are some of the stipulations under Sharia Law that you might find offensive and/or dangerous? Explain thoroughly. You may find this information on the video helpful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq0HgF9RlQc (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Link (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
http://muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
You will also find a wealth of information on
the link “Key Findings” that will help you answer questions on this extra credit assignment. Lest you might think this website untrue, check out the resources and endnotes links.
Feel free to keep this website for further research with the entire course offered. You are not required to watch the longer video course but to at least watch the Introduction Overview.
Another good source you may use for your information is http://shariahthethreat.org/2011/04/a-short-course-on-shariah-and-the-muslim-brotherhood/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
4. What does the Muslim Brotherhood believe about women and Israel? See video in #3.
Websites to explore:
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/index.xml (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Apparently, this is the link that won’t go to the third video anymore. I have added this video which should be of interest and help you with this assignment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuV5_CxHNnM (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.