American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Islam The code of law based on the Koran.
- Arabic شريعة way to the water (Wiktionary)
- Arabic šarī'a, divinely ordained law, from šara'a, to prescribe or ordain (of God); see śrʿ in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The unabashed attack on Islam as a "death cult" and on Muslims as sleeper cells seeking to supplant the Constitution with shari'a is a harbinger of acceptable discourse on race in America as well as the unraveling of its tenuous multicultural fabric.”
“A collection of analytical essays about, as the book's subtitle puts it, "the worldwide spread of extreme shari'a law", sent me by one of the contributors shortly after its publication in 2005.”
“Nancy Holm, a friend and former Bay Area TV journalist, who immigrated to Denmark and, as head of the TV department school of journalism, supervised news stories and documentaries of the cartoon crisis in 2005, explains: Any type of intense religious belief scares Europeans and shari'a law scares them.”
“Instead of understanding shari'a as a code of good conduct, they think European Muslims want to amputate hands, stone women and generally return to a medieval jurisprudence.”
“To the extent that she remains a practicing Christian, she has incurred a death sentence under shari'a.”
“As it happens, the President does share many goals with Muslims who believe in shari'a and its expansion, and it's not a slander upon him to say it.”
“And it explains the bizarre media flap over Republicans, shari'a, and the President of the past 24 hours.”
“What would indisputably be a bad thing is if the President actually wanted shari'a imposed worldwide, or if 52% of Republicans believed that he does.”
“Though seemingly expedient in the short term, such support only further emboldens the extremists to oppress the more moderate ASJ leaders and to demand imposition of their draconian interpretations of shari'a law (sacred law of Islam) in areas under their hegemony.”
“Let them form a [legal] party, and when they form a party they have to present a programme and they have to acknowledge that this is a political programme – it's not the word of God, it's not shari'a.”
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