“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.” (Holy Qur’an 4:135)
I want to give my readers something to think about. There is allot of talk about ‘creeping shariah’ and ‘shariah law is so scary’. The Muslims are coming!
Let’s get the facts straight for all the ISLAMAPHOBES that are flooding social media.
Let’s compare/contrast two empires.
1) The British Empire. Language: English. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White Religion: Protestant-Christianity.
2) The Ottoman Empire. Language: Turkish. Ethnicity: Turk/Kurd/Azeri/White. Religion: Islam-Sunni.
Now let us examine the impact that SHARIAH LAW had on places where the OTTOMAN EMPIRE ruled and examine the impact upon WESTERN CONSERVATIVE CULTURE had on the places where ENGLAND ruled.
If you ask someone what is the dominant language, ethnic group and religion of: Canada/New Zealand/Australia, United States would it be fair to say that the dominant language,ethnic group and religion is: Caucasian/White/ English/ Christianity. In fact I challenge ANY ONE reading this show me one language Native Americans spoke that is still VIABLE in the United States today?
Now if you ask someone what is the dominant language, ethnic group and religion of: Bulgaria, Egypt, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia, Greece, Albania, Croatia, ALL PLACES WHERE OTTOMAN SHARIAH LAW RULED….guess what we fine?
Egypt- they speak Arabic (not Turkish) they converted to Islam before the Turks. They are ethnically majority ARABS.
Slovenia , Romania, Slovakia, Greece, Albania and Croatia ALL still RETAIN their ethnic composition AND their languages. The majority religion in all those places (except Albania) is CHRISTIANITY.
I am not here to say the OTTOMAN EMPIRE was angelic, nor the ENGLISH EMPIRE.
However the facts are clear. England’s objective was to MAKE THE WORLD ENGLAND / RESULTS: White dominant, English as lingua franca and CHRISTIANITY dominant. Ottoman’s objective was BRING WORLD UNDER OTTOMAN domain: RESULTS: Places conquered still retain ethnic composition, their culture AND THEIR RELIGION.
So don’t believe the hype about Islam and Shari’ah law.