Posts tagged "Sharia"

Sharia in Houston: Muslims and a Victim of Fire

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord There is constant talk about “Sharia Law” and whispers by Islamophobes that Muslims are trying to supplant the Constitution with “Sharia.” It’s laughable. But the perception persists. “Sharia” law is the way Muslims have sought to fulfill the will of God in their... Read more »

Patheos: When "Standing Up For Jesus" is Un-Christian

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos. I often wonder whether the myriad of “anti-foreign law bills” (read: anti-Sharia law) is born out of some religious fervor or zealotry. Is there a religious agenda behind these bills that are supposed to protect against so-called “creeping Sharia”... Read more »

There's Nothing We Can't Do

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved At long (very, very long) last, today is the last day of Ramadan. Tomorrow morning, I plan to – God willing – enjoy my first cup of coffee in the daylight hours since July 19. To say that I am not happy would be lying... Read more »
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Catholics Beware: Anti-Sharia Laws Could Target You, Too

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Patheos.  Last month, South Dakota passed a law that seeks to prevent the enforcement of “any religious code.” The very brief bill stated simply: “No court, administrative agency, or other governmental agency may enforce any provisions of any religious code.” It seems... Read more »

Sharia in Action: Sisters Stepping Up for Children

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was also published on Beliefnet.  There has been so much hysteria, of late, around the issue of Sharia law and its supposed “threat” to the United States. Now that the general election contest is more in focus, the talk of Sharia will only... Read more »

A Backwards View of Honor

In the Name of the Beautiful, Most Gracious, and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved All around the world, people – many of them women, and sadly, many of them Muslim women – are murdered for the sake of “honor.” Although some claim that this is a specifically “Muslim” problem, the crime of “honor killings” cuts across... Read more »
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Sharia Law in Action: The Outrage Over Moroccan Law

In the Name of the Kind, Beautiful, Most Gracious, and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved There has been a continuous hysteria in several states about the threat of “Sharia law” to the United States. In fact, South Dakota just passed a law that says “No such court may apply international law, the law of any foreign nation, or... Read more »