The sharia of the IIIT and their chums at CAIR is patently antithetical to the individual liberties, equality of opportunity, and separation of powers that undergird our constitutional system, which any president must swear to preserve, protect, and defend. It is, of course, permissible in our free society to believe that our system should be overthrown in favor of a sharia system — just as it is permissible to believe the moon is made of blue cheese. But the rest of us are not required to admire an Islamist’s beliefs just because there is no crime in his holding them, or just because they derive from a belief system he labels “religion.” And given that one cannot rationally believe both a proposition and its opposite, Newt is exactly right to argue that a presidential candidate could not be faithful simultaneously to the Constitution and to the classical sharia preached by the Brotherhood.Do I love Newt? Not really. Do I think he can defeat Obama? Not on your life. But do I love his refreshing and decidedly un-Barackian refusal to mince words re sharia? Absolutely!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Newt Lays It (Sharia and the MuBros' Sharia Agenda for America) on the Line
Say what you will about Newt, at least he knows that sharia, Islam's totalitarian law, is inimical to Americans' freedom--and is willing to say so. Out loud. In public. Andrew McCarthy gives him kudos for that, and for eliciting the wrath of Muslim Brotherhood offshoots CAIR and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), two outfits that are working so hard to make sharia seem pleasant and benign: