Happy Independence Day to all Jihad Watch readers in the U.S. It bears remembering on this day that the American Revolution, whose causes were stated in the Declaration, intended to drive tyranny from American shores.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.
How many tenets can you find, just in the preceding paragraph, that are antithetical to the letter and spirit of Sharia law? A few are highlighted, but one could all but highlight the entire text. These differences are neither trivial nor academic in nature — they are the founding principles of the Republic, and why we as a nation fought in the first place. Where they are challenged by elements of Sharia, may they not be treated as relics of history, lest they become just that.