Rev. Franklin Graham believes Sharia law should be banned in America. The evangelist sites atrocities committed by ISIS as the terror group implements strict Islamic law in Iraq and Syria.
“ISIS is imposing Sharia law on hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians who want to be free,” said Graham. “Women are oppressed, Christians and minorities are persecuted and murdered, homosexuals are tortured and killed.”
On Facebook, Graham shared a link to a BBC News report documenting ISIS’ oppression of the captured Iraqi city of Mosul. Along with the link, Graham posted this comment: “This is a vivid reminder of why Sharia law should be banned in the U.S. and all countries that cherish freedom and liberty. Some western governments are actually considering allowing Sharia law in certain Muslim communities in their countries – can you believe it?”
“ISIS is imposing Sharia law on hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians who want to be free. Women are oppressed, Christians and minorities are persecuted and murdered, homosexuals are tortured and killed.”
According to a LifeWay Research poll conducted in February, one in three Americans expressed fear over Sharia law being implemented in the U.S. The survey was taken soon after rumors surfaced that the first known Islamic Tribunal court was operating in Texas.
“ISIS has stirred an odd religious debate in America today,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research. “In a nation that has long espoused religious freedom, Americans are thinking long and hard about the kind of society Islam fosters – especially the more radical groups that say they are Islamic – and whether Sharia law would ever be adopted here.”
Why It Matters
The United States Constitution is the law that governs our country. To introduce Sharia law would not only conflict with our laws, it would mean communities allowing Sharia law could deprive women, Christians, Jews, homosexuals and other groups of the rights guaranteed to them under the Constitution. Sharia law is a moral and religious law based on the Quran and includes everything from politics and economics to dietary laws and fasting. It’s not based on human legislation but the religious precepts of Islam. Unlike the Constitution which applies to and protects every human being alive, Sharia law applies to the adherents of Islam and allows for persecution of those who don’t. We should heed Reverend Graham’s warning.
- Read the BBC article that inspired Rev. Graham’s Facebook post about the reality of life under Sharia law.
- Urge your state and federal lawmakers to sponsor bills making Sharia law and tribunals illegal.
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