The Idiocy of the Anti-Sharia Crowd

BY SABRIA JAWHAR
Jan 15, 2011

In a seldom-heard perspective, a Saudi Arabia-based journalist speaks out against those who oppose Islamic law, and points out the little-known facts about the controversial punishment of death by stoning.

As a Muslim, I adhere to Sharia in my personal life. However, I see no need to impose it on anybody else, especially if they live in a non-Muslim country. As an individual, I don't dedicate my life to the advancement of Sharia while living or traveling in the west. But I also do not represent Muslims in the west.

I do, however, live my life according to its principles to practice my religion freely, revere human life, pursue an education, remain loyal to my family and work hard to earn a decent living. When I hear people say that Muslims don't share American and British values, I have a feeling they would be embarrassed to recognise they are rejecting basic human rights that Sharia shares with democratic countries.

Of course, non-Muslims may have reason not to believe a word I write. This may be my idea of taqiyya.

 

This post was originally published on Sabria’s Out of the Box in October 2010.