Ace of Spades is usually and correctly reflexively pro-freedom, and very sensitive to attacks on it, so this surprised me.
whether they want sharia or not is a fairly secondary issue. A lot of people want strange political arrangements. @ScotchJLK
— The Scandalous DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) December 8, 2015
Ace is comparing Sharia law to political philosophies that are on the continuum, ignoring the fact that Sharia is all the way over on the end of the graph. You know, where totalitarians hang out. This isn’t libertarians agitating for pot legalization or conservative Christians fighting for a strict definition of marriage. This is stoning to death adulterers. This is chopping the hands off of thieves.
Sharia law is brutal subjugation of the human spirit, and it is total. There is no reprieve from Sharia. Once it is in place it is the only law. When Muslims say they want Sharia law, they don’t mean that they just want a Sharia compliant option, they mean that they want everyone to be governed by the laws of Islam.
Within regions, support for enshrining sharia as official law is particularly high in some countries with predominantly Muslim populations, such as Afghanistan and Iraq. But support for sharia is not limited to countries where Muslims make up a majority of the population. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, Muslims constitute less than a fifth of the population in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia,Mozambique and Uganda; yet in each of these countries, at least half of Muslims (52%-74%) say they want sharia to be the official law of the land.
Free speech? Gone. Freedom of religion? Gone. Free association? Gone. Pretty much everything that has made Western culture successful will be ground down under the lash (literally!) of Islamic law. So considering it just one of many political ideas is dangerous and naive, even if it seems for now that Sharia is an impossibility in the West. When the majority of a large and fast growing religion want it, we should pay attention.
And why are the many Muslim terror organizations doing what they do? it is not to take over the West so that they can shop at Nordstrom and have 200 channels of TV. The Caliphate is simply Sharia law writ large. And that is their goal. Sharia and Salafi Jihadism cannot be separated.
[Ace has graciously allowed me to pontificate on Ace of Spades as an “open blogger,” and has tolerated my missteps too (semen-froth Margarita anyone?), so I hope that my biting the hand that feeds me doesn’t get me tossed out on my ear.]