Rev. Graham on Sharia Law: “Go Back to Where You Came From”
Rev. Graham on Sharia Law: “Go Back to Where You Came From” [VIDEO] We’re seeing some states across the country try to stand up and protect the US Constitution and the laws of the state from foreign legal codes and customs trumping the laws in our country.
North Carolina and Florida are looking at banning foreign laws from being applied in courts, using legislation to prevent any state judge from using Islamic shariah law or the laws of any other cultures in their judicial decisions. Rev. Franklin Graham, son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, thinks that there is a growing Islamic movement in America, and it’s something that we should worry about. He says that those who wish to practice shariah should “go back to where they came from.”
CNSNews.com reports: Graham, who oversees the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said, “We should be afraid of Sharia law. We should be absolutely afraid of it. No question about it, because there’s no tolerance in Sharia law. It persecutes those that do not believe in Islam.” “And I would say to Muslims in this country, if they want to practice Sharia law, go back to where you came from, to those nations that recognize sharia law,” said Graham. “But we have our own laws here.” Watch the video of his interview here. Rev. Graham is right, of course. The Constitution recognizes religious liberty, but it does not allow for individuals to bring their own sets of rules from another country to the United States and trump our laws.
Shariah law can be oppressive and violent towards women and children, and the criminal law aspect of shariah calls for what is uncontroversially “cruel and unusual punishment.” Polygamy and honor killings are legally protected, as is female genital mutilation and adolescent marriage. Rev. Graham is absolutely right to want to keep these legal codes out of our country. Please share this article on Facebook and Twitter if you agree with Rev. Graham that shariah law must be kept out of our country.