Spencer complains over headscarf in Tennessee
Spencer has obviously forgotten the distinction between personal law and Ã¢ÂÂsociopolitical law”, and indeed, the existence of Ã¢ÂÂsocio-personal law”, that is, law governing how people interact with each other and behave around each other. HeÃ¢ÂÂs moaning about the decision of a school in Tennessee to allow a Muslima called Emily Smith (aged 18) to wear her hijab; they donÃ¢ÂÂt allow most headwear, but make an exception because their attorneys advise them that religious headscarves are protected from the Constitution.
The Ã¢ÂÂnational civil rights group for Muslims,Ã¢ÂÂ CAIR, demands that non-Muslims accept as axiomatic that Muslims in America have no intention of following through on the ShariaÃ¢ÂÂs political imperatives, while maintaining its personal ones Ã¢ÂÂ and if we donÃ¢ÂÂt accept this, CAIR tars us as Ã¢ÂÂhatemongersÃ¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂbigots.Ã¢ÂÂ But what is the evidence of this? Where are the Sharia manuals redlined by CAIR or any other Muslim group to cross out the elements that mandate that states be governed according to Islamic law? And if Muslims in America have not really renounced these elements of Sharia, then is not Emily SmithÃ¢ÂÂs action a declaration with enormous political implications?
Well, CAIR donÃ¢ÂÂt need to Ã¢ÂÂredlineÃ¢ÂÂ any manual of ShariÃ¢ÂÂah in order to indicate which parts of the ShariÃ¢ÂÂah arenÃ¢ÂÂt applicable to Muslims living in non-Muslim countries with laws they knew all along to be non-Islamic. The imposition of SharÃ¢ÂÂiah follows conquest, or a country choosing it. This doesnÃ¢ÂÂt absolve Muslims of obeying the commands of Islam that apply to individuals, which in the case of women, does include covering the head.
So no, Emily SmithÃ¢ÂÂs decision doesnÃ¢ÂÂt have Ã¢ÂÂenormous political implications”; it has none, in fact.
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