Dr. Ben Carson rightly sounds a warning about the threat of Islam, the prevailing majority of Muslims. We are facing the most insidious ideological threat in our history. That threat is Sharia, the comprehensive legal, economic, military and political framework of Islam. It is incompatible with the Constitution and U.S. law at all levels.
Our nation is founded on the rule of law. The Constitution, "The People's Law," is the system of justice whereby the people make or accept the laws by which they live. Conversely, Islam's rule of law is Sharia, an immutable, compulsory system which Islamists are required to install wherever they live and require everyone to obey. Failure to do so is deemed a damnable offense against Allah.
Sharia is their cause and Islamists are on fire for it. It will be achieved, whether by jihad or by exploiting freedom of religion as a camouflage to manipulate and infiltrate American politics and law. The Muslim principle of "al-Taqiyya" further exacerbates the threat to our system of government.
Sadly, politically correct professional politicians accede to Islamic demands. We need to elect leaders who will take the oath "to protect and defend the Constitution" seriously. Dr. Carson knows what we're up against and has the courage to say so.
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Informed citizens will want to read the 2010 report, "Shariah: The Threat to America: An Exercise in Competitive Analysis" (pdf online) or "The Grand Jihad" by Andrew McCarthy (amazon.com).
Jack and Jane Kenny