Hat tip Creeping Sharia and International Business Times
"There is no contradiction between Sharia law and the US Constitution"
-Imam Muzammil Siddiqi
- Michael Downing, LAPD Chief of Counter Terrorism
February 19, 2012
The Indonesian province of Aceh is governed by Sharia law. Accordingly, when an unmarried couple was found affectionately touching, they were publicly caned outside a mosque.
Of course any mention of Sharia law brings back that day in 2012 when I attended a public town hall at the Islamic Center of Orange County in Garden Grove, California. What a day it was. The panelists were, then-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca (who refused to recognize radicalism in any local mosque), LAPD Chief of Counter Terrorism Michael Downing (whose thinking matched Baca's), Maxine Waters, Judy Chu and Loretta Sanchez (all Democratic representatives in Congress), US Attorney for the Central District of California Andre Birotte Jr., Riffat Masood, Consul General of Pakistan in Los Angeles, and, of course, Muzammil Siddiqi, head imam.
Both Siddiqi and Downing told the audience that there was no contradiction between Sharia law and the US Constitution. Maxine Waters, in her own inimitable way, said that efforts by states to pass anti-Sharia laws were "motivated by anti-Muslim bigotry, plain and simple."
They should all read the article about how Sharia law is being applied in Indonesia.