VP Pick Tim Kaine is Cozy with Islamists

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Hillary Clinton had her pick of leftists and radicals to choose from as her vice presidential running mate. She could’ve gone with the radical Injun Elizabeth Warren – but then two far left radical screeching women might have been too much.

She had her choice of an Hispanic or black or any number of leftists ne’er-do-wells and she could’ve even asked the old socialist curmudgeon Bernie Sanders – but instead chose a middle-of-the-road whitey.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is said to be a great choice. It is interesting though that we don’t hear the Democrats, who were all about diversity (when it suits them), complaining about the choice of a cracker – and worse that he is billed as a boring common sense Democrat. But Kaine is neither boring nor common sense.

As we are all aware, radical Islam is on the rise. We see or hear of attacks virtually every day. Left or right, we know this is a growing problem and is sure to be one of the number one issues in the general election. Voters will no doubt judge the two tickets on their stances regarding this issue.

We know, or at least he tells us, where the Trumpster and his running mate stand. If we believe them, they will be tough on terrorism and terrorists. Hillary, as we know, has a sketchy past to put it kindly. But we haven’t heard where Kaine stands on the issue – until now. read more

‘Sharia’ for Western Consumption

The latest issue of the Islamic Horizons magazine of the Islamic Society of North America, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, has an article with an interesting message: The U.S could learn from Islamic law if it weren’t for the “Islamophobes” bashing Sharia.

The theme of the article is that “Islamophobes” are twisting the meaning of Sharia, and it is up to Muslim-Americans to set the record straight. In a game of semantics reminiscent of the campaign to get the media to stop using the word “Islamist” and the “My Jihad” campaign, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is now turning to the words “Sharia” and “fiqh.”

The article argues that critics are actually talking about siyasa, or Islamic administration. Sharia is “divine” and fiqh is Islamic legal rulings. Yet what the article doesn’t explain is that Siyasa is fiqh and fiqh is part of Sharia.

Once readers are told that these are threeCover of the May/June 2013 Issue of Islamic Horizons MagazineCover of the May/June 2013 Issue of Islamic Horizons Magazine separate things, they are open to their redefining. Most importantly, fiqh is framed as a system of jurisprudence superior to the West. This fits into the theme of ISNA’s parent group, the Muslim Brotherhood, that Islam is not just a faith but an alternative civilization.

Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Brotherhood, once said, “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”

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