Tanzim Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi is a Sharia group in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, where the Pakistani government has agreed to allow implementation of Islamic law. Amir Izzat Khan, in saying that there can be no mixing of Sharia with infidel laws, is expressing a traditional and mainstream view in Islam, although certainly there has been a good deal of mixing of Sharia and infidel laws all over the Islamic world throughout Islamic history.
In any case, American officials ought to be asking themselves how many Muslims in the United States agree with Amir Izzat Khan, and hence cannot be loyal to the U.S. Constitution and laws. And if they don’t know the answer, they ought to begin to make an effort to find it out.
“Man can’t change divine laws: TNSM,” from The News International, April 19 :
MINGORA: Tanzim Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi Saturday made it clear that Shariah was a divine law and the TNSM would not accept even one per cent deviation from it.
“Accepting Shariah with one per cent infidel laws is tantamount to infidelity,” Amir Izzat Khan, spokesman for the TNSM, said.
The Holy Quran, he added, was a divine book in which way of life for the faithful had been defined. “Even holy prophets had no right to make amendments to divine laws, how come ordinary people could do so,” he contended. Izzat said Shariat-e-Muhammadi was a system in which God’s commands were acted upon in a way as the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had done. “The system is available in Islamic books,” he said.
In Islamic judicial system, Izzat added, no-body had the authority to pass judgments except Qazis. He maintained that the implementation of judicial system of the Shariat-e-Muhammadi would put an end to all un-Islamic laws and traditions….