THE THREAT OF 'SHARIA' TO AMERICA [Excerpts]
An Egyptian-born woman whose father died as a martyr for jihad says the West continues to remain ignorant of the threat that Islamic "sharia" law poses to Americans' religious and political freedoms.
Author Nonie Darwish claims she was a virtual slave to Islamic law for the first 30 years of her life [i]n her latest book Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.
There is a reason, says Darwish, why the title of her book is Cruel and Usual Punishment. "Unfortunately Islamic law is usual [practice] in the Middle East, in the Muslim world," she explains. "I'm familiar with how it can brainwash people. It can be devastating for the healthy growth of society."
Nonie Darwish says...she has noticed many Muslims who are demanding that Islamic sharia law be given to them as a religious right. But according to Darwish, sharia has nothing to do with religion.
"This is a very elaborate legal system that can [order you be put] to death if you leave Islam," the author points out.