Thursday, February 24, 2011
If You Don't Eat Pork, You Will Go To Jail In Tennessee
In a move measured 8.9 on the Stupid Scale, Tennessee legislators introduced a law mandating jail time for someone found guilty of following Shariah Law.
"It exempts peaceful practice of Islam but labels any adherence to Shariah law — which includes religious practices such as feet washing and prayers — as treasonous. It claims Shariah adherents want to replace the Constitution with their religious law.
"A dozen other states are considering anti-Shariah bills, and there's a federal lawsuit in Oklahoma over one.
Imam Mohamed Ahmed of the Islamic Center of Nashville on 12th Avenue South said Islam teaches its followers to obey the law of the land. Shariah law, he said, teaches moral values.
"'What do you mean, really, by saying I can't abide by Shariah law?' he said. 'Shariah law is telling me don't steal. Do you want me to steal and rob a bank?'"
Seriously? Do these jacknuts not get that America was founded on the principles of religious freedom? These people are not just playing on the fears of the ignorant, they are violating the ideals to which they so patriotically claim to cleave.
They are total b-holes.