My reply to Mr Robinsons Sharia law the new Red Menace?

Last year (Sept 2010) I found this article in the opinion section in my local paper and wanted to respond with my own opinion on this authors lack of knowledge on the islamic system.

“Sharia law the new Red Menace?”

“By Eugene Robinson”

“Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010”



“WASHINGTON — Boy, one thing I really hate is when American judges try to impose harsh Islamic sharia law. You know, with all those grisly lashings, stonings and beheadings. What’s that you say? No such thing is happening, and you wonder where I got such a crazy idea? Why, Newt Gingrich told me.”


“On Saturday, speaking at the conservative Values Voter Summit, Gingrich issued a thunderous call for action against an imminent threat that exists only in his fevered imagination — or, perhaps, in his political machinations.”


“We should have a federal law that says sharia law cannot be recognized by any court in the United States,” Gingrich declared, to a standing ovation.”


“OK, but would this include Judge Judy? Because I’ve always suspected that when she gets really mad, and she snaps the heads off both the plaintiff and the defendant, she might be slipping a little sharia into the American subconscious — you know, preparing an unsuspecting nation for the real deal. Maybe we need another law that covers fake judges on daytime television, with punishments for violations that begin with flogging.”


“But seriously, folks, Newt says we have to halt the insidious encroachment of sharia law, and we have to halt it here and now. In July, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute, he went on at great length about the supposed sharia menace, which he sees as part of a “stealth” campaign to impose Islam on all of us.”


“Stealth jihadis use political, cultural, societal, religious, intellectual tools; violent jihadis use violence,” Gingrich said at the AEI. “But in fact they’re both engaged in jihad and they’re both seeking to impose the same end state, which is to replace Western civilization with a radical imposition of sharia.”


“He threw in a perfunctory disclaimer — that there is “a sharp distinction between those Muslims who live in the modern world and those Muslims who would radically change the modern world” — and then proceeded with a speech that essentially paints Islam as the new Red Menace. The “stealth jihadis,” I suppose, must be like the “known communists” on the list in Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s hand.”


“Along the way, in the July speech, Gingrich painted liberals as a bunch of fellow travelers. “How we don’t have some kind of movement in this country on the left that understands that sharia is a direct mortal threat to virtually every value that the left has is really one of the most interesting historical questions,” he said.”


“Where to begin? First, I guess, by stating the obvious: There is no left-of-center movement dedicated to fighting the steady, stealthy insinuation of sharia into America’s legal system because no such thing is happening. Gingrich invents an enemy and then demands to know why others haven’t sallied forth to slay it.”


“Gingrich and the Islamophobes have found one solitary case to bolster their “sharia is here” theory. In June 2009, a family court judge in Hudson County, N.J., denied a restraining order to a woman who testified that her husband, a Muslim, had forced her to have non-consensual sex. Judge Joseph Charles Jr. said he did not believe the man “had a criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault” his wife because he was acting in a way that was “consistent with his practices.”


“The judge was clearly in error, as a state appeals court ruled two months ago in reversing his decision. The man’s religious beliefs, the court ruled, do not exempt him from state laws. Thus ended the one and only instance of stealth sharia that anyone has been able to find.”


“Andrew Silow-Carroll, the editor in chief of the New Jersey Jewish News, cited that case in a column last month blasting Gingrich’s “sharia-phobia.” Silow-Carroll pointed out two things: First, the system worked — the judge made a boneheaded call, and he was overturned. Second, our system already allows some civil matters — but not crimes — to be settled through other means of arbitration. “Among those alternative mechanisms is the beit din, or rabbinic law court,” Silow-Carroll wrote. “Every day, Jews go before batei din to arbitrate real estate deals, nasty divorces and business disputes.”


“If Newt were aware of this, would he blow a gasket? Somehow, I doubt it. His objection seems to be faith-specific.”


“And his purpose seems to be political. If Muslim-bashing draws a rise — and apparently it does — then he’s not going to be outdone. Watch out, Judge Judy. He may be coming for you next.”

Out of my curiosity I wonder how much Mr. Robinsons really knows about the Islamic system and sharia laws? I can assume not much. Like many Americans they think islam is “Just another religion”.

Despite his skepticism against the ‘Right’ what does islam really represent to him?

Islam as started by Muhammad was / is meant to take over all other populations, political systems and religions. And turn them into a Theocratic system based off of Arabian ideals, morality, and the religious syncretism that Muhammad copied from various religious groups in ancient Arabia.

My claims can be backed up by looking up the following:

Islamic websites



Books about Sharia law written BY muslims

I wonder if Mr. Robinson bothered to look up this term… “Islamic Movement”

He might just discover he is yet another leftist ‘Useful idiot’ for the islamic system.

See here:

Islams Useful Idiots

Monday, 07 August 2006

The skepticism of the islamic system although upsetting, offensive, bigoted and more are all part of the Freedoms we Americans and other Westerners enjoy.

Mr. Robinson objects to this type of skepticism and at the same time has absolutely no clue about what islam teaches or how their system has worked to destroy the Middle East Country by country till the survivors converted to islam.

Finally Mr. Robinson throws out comments relating to Jewish laws. Ok so if they as a community have their own ecclesiastical councils and have their own law relating to non criminal activities so what. It is a mistake of leftists like Mr. Robinson to assume sharia and Jewish courts are the same… see here:

No Comparison Shariah and Jewish Religious Courts

American Thinker 3 January 2011

By Rabbi Aryeh Spero

Islamic Sharia is a Theocratic system that is hell bent on world domination. And if those in the left bothered to look up Islams own history of bloodshed and conquest  verses the history of Judaism it would be blatantly obvious that Jewish laws VS sharia the differences between the two are vast.

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