We've heard plenty about the "threat of sharia" to American culture, but noting about how Muḥammad would vote the issues. What does Islamic law have to say about the federal deficit, tax-cuts, gay marriage and other hot-button issues?
At a time when efforts to ban sharia law have been tabled in some two dozen states, it would be interesting to know what precisely their sponsors are hoping to prohibit -- because their target has a 1,400-year history that extends deep into the realms of faith.
Prickly questions abound when determining how religious minorities with distinctive family norms, cultural practices and their own religious law, courts and schools, can be accommodated in democratic societies.
Retired Gen. Boykin believes Islam shouldn't be given First Amendment protections. I listen to a lot of talk radio, and ideas like his ooze out all the time. So I interviewed an expert on Islam to offer a countervailing view.
Many Egyptians are rightfully ashamed of the ignominy of the Lara Logan story. My fervent hope is that they turn this moment of shame into motivation for positive change that eradicates this "social cancer."
The fact that laws and regulations happen to be of non-Muslim origin does not automatically render them unacceptable to Islam. As such, Muslims with good-faith commitments to sharia could support and sanction the majority of them.