Pie brought this thought provoking article to our attention. Thanks Pie.
The article, Sharia’s Incompatibility with Western Values, Explained, by Immanuel Al-Manteeqi, not only lists the incompatible elements but explains them with references to the Quran and other significant references and authorities. I will excerpt a brief introduction and then list the six significant laws that are in conflict with western values:
The idea that the West is in a clash of civilizations with the Islamic world is one that has been propounded by well established scholars. Indeed, a scholar no less than Bernard Lewis, the widely regarded doyen of Islamic studies, is the progenitor of the idea that Western civilization is in a clash with Islamic civilization (he seems to have first used the phrase in an article published in 1990 by the Atlantic, entitled, “The Roots of Muslim Rage.”
The late Samuel Huntington, a professor of Political Science at Colombia University, acknowledging his indebtedness to Lewis, later popularized the idea in his famous book, The Clash of Civilizations and the Making of the New World Order. The clash thesis has had sophisticated defenders; it cannot simply be dismissed as a byproduct of Islamophobic bigotry perpetuated by ignorance—at least not without argument. …
… In what follows, I will argue that there is indeed a clash between Islamic and Western civilization, between plausibly Islamic principles (and not just ‘radical’ Islamic principles) and Western principles.
Under the Sharia system, there is no separation between mosque and state
There is no freedom of religion under Sharia
Under Sharia, women are not equal to men
Under Sharia, Muslims are superior to non-Muslims
Under Sharia, insulting the religion is a punishable offense
Under Sharia, Jihad against the infidel is mandated
From the above six points, it should be relatively clear that Sharia—i.e., the religion as expressed by the earliest Islamic sources—is not compatible with Western Civilization.
Those who shout racism and Islamophobism have an obligation to explain why people who hold these values, or simply find them superior to the values in our Constitution, should be allowed to immigrate to America.