earlier this week we asked if you think radical Islam should be criminalized?
We posed the question after we heard of such a law being proposed in Bulgaria designed to weed out radical Islam and its promoters in their country.
The law would also make criminal promoting any ideology of violence or the replacement of the nation’s laws or constitution. It would also outlaw the “forcible application of religious principles, ”promoting a “[violent] sacred war against non-Muslims” and “agitating for the creation of an Islamic State [i.e., caliphate].”
Here are the results of our poll in which we asked you: Should the U.S. criminalize the promotion of radical Islam? Some of you comments follow.
- 91.6 percent said: Yes, promotion of an ideology that advocates the replacement of the U.S. Constitution with sharia law is treason.
- 5.7 percent said: Only if the promotion of radical Islam includes advocating violent jihad.
- 2.7 percent said: No, until violence is committed, the promotion of radical Islam is protected under the constitutionally guaranteed right of free speech.
No otherwise illegal activity ever becomes “OK” because it is yoked to “religion” (i.e. child rape, cannibalism). Period.
This would help protect moderate Muslims who denounce theocracy and live in peace in our country and other western nations.
Radical Islam is no different from gang warfare and the law should try to eliminate such antisocial behavior.
The UN should have declared radical Islam and its various components on a list (including Al-Qaeda, Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc.) of criminal enterprises that commit crimes against humanity and not only terrorist organizations. So yes, the USA should lead the way because the UN hasn’t enough morality left to lead anyone.
Any person who advocates a violent war (Jihad) against people of other faiths and replace the constitional liberties of the United States with Shari’a law ought to face the full brunt of such a law.
Immigrants who want to relocate must honor and pledge allegiance to the host country. Sharia cannot live side by side with our constitution, It is a betrayal of our laws – and is using our own laws against us. Not enough focus is upon the pockets of the culture of sharia in the Western world and how it is called everything but what it is. And why should there even be a debate about whether sharia should be part of the Western culture? It is not! Are the immigrants coming here to become Westernized and to raise their families in a democratic culture, or to destroy it?
Now is not the time to be politically correct…
If we don’t criminalize it, it will continue to chip away at our freedoms and security.
Freedom of speech does not include the right to shout “fire” in a crowded theater.
Isn’t it already a crime to aid and abet an enemy of the U.S.? We just need to enforce the existing laws against all self-declared U.S. enemies.
Radical Islam is a violent political movement disguised as a “religion” in order to take advantage of American laws protecting free expression. It’s by far the most dangerous and destructive ideology civilization has ever faced. It must be contained and ultimately eradicated as soon and decisively as possible.
The promotion of violence for any political or religious motive should be criminalized.