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John R. Houk
© April 23, 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood is using the tools of democracy to install anti-democracy Sharia Law in Egypt. Unless there is outside influence say on the Egyptian military, I have no doubt a Muslim Brotherhood political party will win the Egyptian government and the Egyptian legislature.
The irony is the striking similarity to a moment in history in Germany prior to WWII. Hitler’s Nazis eventually led the majority coalition that had Hitler named as Chancellor. With the use of Jew-Hatred and some criminal political violence which included the burning down of the Reichstag (Historical dispute on blaming Hitler) and blaming it on German Communists.
Once the Nazi government controlled the apparatus of government anti-Nazis were shut down from speaking and writing while a fear-state was established that disseminated information via the propaganda control of the German press.
In Egypt the vilified people are Jews and Coptic Christians. Only dumb Jews live in Egypt so the eye of persecution falls onto the Copts. A Muslim Brotherhood government will blame mock tragedies on the Copts, the Zionist Jews and the Zionist supporting Americans. And BAM! The Muslim Brotherhood rules Egypt with all the authority afforded by Sharia Law.
In the realm of Human Rights, Sharia represents everything anti-Liberty and anti-Civil Rights.
There are people who recognize that Sharia Law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution. In Islam the concept of Sharia is more than a holy standard to live one’s life by. In Islam Sharia must also be the governing standard for the rule of law. For Muslims living in an Islamic dominated nation this may be fine. Islam is a theo-political religion and Muslims have lived under the nature that all law must be integrated with Islam; thus even in nations where Islam dominates and a modicum of secularism has been invested in government, Islam is still inseparable as the governing rule of law standard. In America Conservatives and the Christian Right view America’s republic foundations derive just as much from a Judeo-Christian influence as from a secular philosophy evolved from a Greco-Roman tradition.
As much as some Christian Right adherents desire a greater turn to Christian principles in our rule of law, even they realize the Constitution is law derived by the institution of the agreement of the citizens of the USA through representative government. The foresight of the Founding Fathers in preparing a document to be approved as the ruling instrument by the original Thirteen States infused secularism with the Right of citizens to choose (or choose not) any religion desired to worship. The Original Intent of the Constitution was to keep government out of religion while religion is able to influence but not demand government. Okay I realize that American Liberals view the Constitution as both a Living document that evolves with the times and that not only is government to stay out of religion but religion must stay out of completely. For America to survive the Original Intent vs. Living Constitution debate, someday an Amendment or Amendments to the Constitution will have to bring clarity to the debate.
At any rate the full American political spectrum agrees the Constitution is law by men. The Constitution is not law by one of man. The Constitution is not law directly from the Judeo-Christian God, the Islamic Allah, or the gods of the Hindus, the insight of the Buddha or any other religion. Now the American Christian Right believes the Hand of God is on America and behind the historical documents that led to the two most influential documents of America’s founding – the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. I personally am with the Christian Right about God’s Hand on America; however that does not deter the fact that the Constitution is a human document and not a Divine document. As long as American citizens adhere to Christian principles America will remain exceptional. The more American citizens gravitate toward Secular Humanism and a Moral Relativity based on godlessness the more America will cease to be exceptional. When America ceases to be exceptional America will begin to decay from within much like the Roman Republic began a downward move of inner decadence as the Roman Empire.
The irony of Islam is that religion has the same moral standards as Judeo-Christianity; however the tolerance of human choices is absolutely void in Islam. Christianity is all about free choice of leaving a sin-laden age and choosing the God-kind of life through faith in the Risen Savior Jesus Christ finding release from the penalty of the curse of the Law. Islam takes the curse of the Law to a human enforcement level of prescribed punishments that can range from ... READ THE REST at SlantRight 2.0