Let's Talk About Sharia
So, one word that right-wing propaganda pushers like to throw around is “sharia.” They’ve pretty much painted this horrible idea in people’s heads that sharia law is all about killing and evil. To put it simply, it’s NOT. Sharia law says that we must follow the law of the land in which we live. So, for me, sharia law is the Constitution of the United States. If I drive 1 mph over the speed limit, I’ve sinned according to sharia law because I broke the law of the land in which I live. Sharia law also says that I must love and protect my Christian and Jewish neighbors and treat them as if they were my family. Sharia law says it’s a sin for me to go to sleep with a full stomach if my neighbor is hungry. Sharia law requires me to give charity. Sharia law says if I were to kill one person, it would be as if I have killed all of humanity. Sharia law forbids people from even so much as cutting down a tree in a time of war. How on Earth people throw around the words “sharia law” like it’s the scariest thing they’ve ever heard is beyond me. Hell, Sharia law protects non-Muslims and gives them more rights than it gives us.