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Shariah Law vs. the Constitution
Article VI: The Constitution is the supreme law of the land
Constitution: Article VI: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall
be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the
Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every
State shall be bound thereby”
Shariah: “The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is
Allah.” (a1.1, Umdat al-salik or The Reliance of the Traveller, commonly accepted work of
Shariah jurisprudence); “There is only one law which ought to be followed, and that is the
Sharia.” (Seyed Qutb); “Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the
face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam regardless of the
country or the nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of
its own ideology and program.” (Seyed Abul A’ala Maududi)
First Amendment: Freedom of religion
Constitution: First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ”
Shariah: “Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take hold of
them and kill them wherever you find them.” Quran 4:89 ; “Whoever changed his [Islamic]
religion, then kill him” Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:84:57. In historic and modern Shariah states,
Shariah law enforces dhimmi status (second-class citizen, apartheid-type laws) on nonMuslims,
prohibiting them from observing their religious practices publicly, building or
repairing churches, raising their voices during prayer or ringing church bells; if dhimmi laws
are violated in the Shariah State, penalties are those used for prisoners of war: death, slavery,
release or ransom.(o9.14, o11.0-o11.11, Umdat al-salik).
First Amendment: Freedom of speech
Constitution: First Amendment: Congress shall not abridge “the freedom of speech.”
Shariah: Speech defaming Islam or Muhammad is considered “blasphemy” and is punishable
by death or imprisonment.
First Amendment: Freedom to dissent
Constitution: First Amendment: “Congress cannot take away the right of the people “to
petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Shariah: Non-Muslims are not to harbor any hostility toward the Islamic state or give
comfort to those who disagree with Islamic government.
Second Amendment: Right to self-defense
Constitution: Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not
Shariah: Under historic and modern dhimmi laws, non-Muslims cannot possess swords,
firearms or weapons of any kind.
Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Amendments: Right to due process and fair trial
Constitution: Fifth Amendment: “no person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise
infamous crime… without due process of law.” Sixth Amendment: guarantees a “public trial
by an impartial jury.” Seventh Amendment: “the right of trial by jury shall be preserved.”
Shariah: Hadith Sahih al-Bukhari: Muhammad said, “No Muslim should be killed for killing
a Kafir (infidel).” Non-Muslims are prohibited from testifying against Muslims. A woman’s
testimony is equal to half of a man’s.
Eighth Amendment: No cruel and unusual punishment
Constitution: Eighth Amendment: “nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Shariah: Under Shariah punishments are barbaric: “Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they
are male or female, as punishment for what they have done – a deterrent from Allah.” Quran
5:38; A raped woman is punished:”The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication –
flog each of them with a hundred stripes” (Sura 24:2).
Fourteenth Amendment: Right to equal protection and due process
Constitution: Fourteenth Amendment: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall
abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State
deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any
person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. “
Shariah: Under dhimmi laws enforced in modern Shariah states, Jews, Christians and other
non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims before the law. Under Shariah law, women, girls,
apostates, homosexuals and “blasphemers” are all denied equality under the law.
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From the Department of education web page; Laws and Guidelines: What Is Not Part of the Department of Education’s Role? No provision of a program administered by the Secretary or by any other officer of the Department shall be construed to authorize the Secretary or any such officer to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, over any accrediting agency or association, or over the selection or content of library resources, textbooks, or other instructional materials by any educational institution or school system, except to the extent authorized by law. (Section 103[b], Public Law 96-88)
Thus, the Department does not
establish schools and colleges;
set requirements for enrollment and graduation;
determine state education standards; or
develop or implement testing to measure whether states are meeting their education standards.
Dump “Access Islam” from Public Schools
The United States Department of Education has introduced an Islamic indoctrination program for the public schools, called “Access Islam.”
The program contains 10 lesson plans that have students answering such questions as: “What do Muslim prayers sound like?” “What do the movements look like?” and “What are some of the things Muslims say during prayer?” Classroom instructions have children learning the Five Pillars of Islam where students must “focus on learning about the core duties of Muslims” and are asked to “read about what it means to proclaim faith or belief as a Muslim.”
The Education Department offers no similar learning material for Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism or any other major world religion. Just Islam. This petition demands that the U.S. Department of Education dump its “Access Islam” program and acknowledge that it is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The program, written for Grades 5 – 12, has students learning verses from the Quran and Hadith. Students must not only learn the verses, but give the religious “meaning” of those verses and explain how they use them in their daily lives.
The program also includes a video presentation on how to perform a Muslim prayer, use a prayer rug and wash prior to praying.
Students are also shown a video of a Muslim who converted from Christianity and claims Islam “is the true worship of God.” The video instructs children to “submit yourself” to Allah. “Access Islam” is promoted to teachers through PBS LearningMedia.
Students are assigned a project to “create posters about the Five Pillars of Islam for classroom display.” Doing so, the instructional material says, will “help educate their schoolmates about Islam.” “Access Islam” is nothing short of a Sunday school class on Islam and fails to meet any constitutional criteria for permissible education of religion in the public schools.
In addition to the examples above, students are told to, “Describe the process of praying in Islam” and “Understand the importance of the Quran in daily worship.” Clearly, none of these lesson plans, activities, questions or instructions would be permitted in the public schools if the subject was Christianity.
Public schools would never have students reading the Bible, asking them to interpret scripture, demanding they use biblical scripture in their daily lives, have them examine what Christians say during prayer or instruct them to understand the Christian proclamation of faith.
“Access Islam” is unconstitutional and should be dumped immediately by the U.S. Department of Education.
Christian Action Network has issued a legal “Letter of Demand” asking the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, to remove the material from public school use and to declare the program a violation of the U.S. Constitution.