November 4, 2015

Ben Carson Correct on Sharia Law

The following was written by Ramachandra B. Abhyankar and published in the reader's forum of the Tribune Star here.

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson recently made the following statements:

  • “I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country.”
  • “I can support a Muslim who denounces Sharia law.”

Dr. Carson has raised the debate to a higher level, by speaking the truth.

Muslim theologian Abul Ala Maududi, in his book, “Towards Understanding Islam” explains that a practicing Muslim must follow both, “Din” (religion, consisting of the five pillars of Islam) and Sharia (Islamic Law). Sharia (Islamic Law) plays a central role in Islam. Former Muslims Solomon and Al-Maqdisi, in their book, “The Mosque Exposed” explain that there is no personal relationship between man and Allah in Islam, and that worship in Islam is to uphold “Allah’s will” which is Sharia, and if opposed, makes Jihad necessary.

Muslims enjoy equal rights with all in non-Muslim countries, where they are in a minority. But when they are in a majority, as in the countries of the Islamic world, they use Sharia Law as a weapon to deny equal rights to non-Muslims, and to violate the human rights of non-Muslims. Dr. Carson has not condemned the religious component of Islam. Dr. Carson has only condemned that component of Islam which Muslims use to deny equal rights to non-Muslims, and to violate the human rights of non-Muslims, when Muslims become the majority, as in countries of the Islamic world.

— Ramachandra B. Abhyankar, Terre Haute

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