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When sentenced in a federal court earlier this month for his failed attempt to detonate a powerful car bomb in New York City’s Times Square, Pakistani immigrant and Muslim militant, Faisal Shazad made a statement that many found disturbing in its matter-of-fact delivery.  Given opportunities to speak at various times during his sentencing hearing, Shazad made clear his low regard for civil and criminal law, particularly U.S. civil and criminal law.  In his estimation, U.S. law should be regarded as a man-made construct that lacks any authority to direct the behavior and conduct of Muslims.  In his own words, Shazad said,

How can I be judged by a court that does not understand the suffering of my people?”

And then,

We do not accept your democracy or you freedom because we already have Shari’ah and freedom.”

Shari’ah and freedom.  To varying degrees, perhaps less as we go on, Americans understand the concept of freedom and in fact may be comfortable with it to the degree that they take for granted how much of it they possess and how much of it they may be losing.  What about Shari’ah, the other object of his statement?  What do we really know of Shari’ah?  Even more incredible to our sensibilities and concepts of law and religion, was Faizal Shazad right?  Should, in the mind of right-thinking Muslims, Shari’ah stand separate and above any other form or concept of civil or criminal law?  The simple answer, from an Islamic perspective is, yes.

Let us first answer the question, “What is Shari’ah law?”  While the simple answer is, “It’s Islamic sacred, or Muslim, law,” that is the answer as it might be written on a 200 question multiple-choice test on world religions.  It’s a bit more complex that, but not much.

Shari’ah law, or Sacred Islamic Law, is derived from two basic, in fact the two basic, Islamic sacred texts, the Qur’an and the Hadith.  By now, most of us understand the Qur’an as the holy book of Islam.  During my presentations on jihad, I ask my audiences if they know what the Qur’an is, they often reply, “It’s the Muslim Bible.”  Well, sort of, but only.  In Islam, the Qur’an is differentiated from the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity in several key areas.

First, unlike the Jewish and Christian scriptures, the Qur’an is not a collection of books, traditions, historical accounts, and revelations collected over 30+ centuries.  It is a single series of revelations handed down by God (Allah) Himself, directly to he whom Muslims claim is the final prophet of all history, Muhammad.  These revelations were told to Muhammad by the Archangel Gabriel and serve as the final prescription for the salvation of all humanity until the end of times.  They do not complement or complete the prior revelations of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, they abrogate them; correct and erase the corruption of the Jews and the fabrications of the Christians.  The Qur’an renders null-and-void all scriptures that came before, just as Islam renders all prior faiths untrue.  Thus, there is no reconciling Islam to Judaism and Christianity, or the scriptures of the Jews and Christians to the Qur’an.

Next, there is the hadith.  These are the customs, habits, sayings, and traditions of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad; believed by Muslims as the only true apostle of God and the final (or “Seal of”) all prophets before Moses, Isaac, Abraham, and Jesus, too (to the Muslims, Jesus is just another prophet; not the Son of God).  Simply put, the hadith are records of what Muhammad’s companions recalled of the things he said about all host of issues, from using the bathroom, to praying, to washing, eating, marrying, bequeathing inheritance, and to fighting unbelief through jihad.  Many American Christians wear leather bracelets that read, “WWJD?” What Would Jesus Do?  In Islam, the question “What Would Muhammad Do?” is answered by referring to the hadith, not necessarily the Qur’an.  Among the strongest collections of hadith, those with the greatest veracity and authority are the Hadith  Sahih of Imam Muslim and of al-Bukhari.  The 9th Century Islamic jurists, Imam Muslim and al-Bukhari are regarded as the two most authoritative collectors of hadith.  They collected, sorted, and compiled the traditions of Muhammad according to interviews with relatives and followers of Muhammad’s closest companions.  The word “sahih” implies that these are the strongest and most reliable collections of hadith.  In fact, the Hadith Sahih of al-Bukhari is, after the Qur’an, considered the most sacred collection of texts in Islam and it is used almost exclusively, together with the Qur’an for formulating shari’ah law.

So, from these two sources, the Qur’an and the Hadith, are drawn the instructions and prescriptions for all facets of life, conduct, and law, for both individuals and the community as a whole in Islam.  To the Muslim, having been drawn from the Qur’an (the direct, undiluted “Word of God”) and the Hadith (the customs, habits, and sayings of God’s final prophet, Muhammad, the most perfect man ever created), shari’ah is the law of God (Allah), delivered to all of humanity 1,400 years ago!  It is complete and addresses all issues personal, spiritual, communal, criminal and civil.  It is final.  It abrogates all law that came before and trumps all attempts at man-made law that came after.  For how can laws created by men and women be superior to the laws for all of humanity, until the end of time, given by God (Allah) Himself? 

So, in the mind and heart of a right thinking Muslim, when criminals like Faizal Shazad say things like,

If I am given a thousand lives, I will sacrifice them all for the sake of Allah fighting this cause, defending our lands, making the word of Allah supreme over any religion or system,” he is right, according the laws of God, undiluted and pure. 

When his brothers and sisters in jihad kill in defense of Islam and shari’ah, their victims have not only gotten what they deserved, by the will of God, they will then suffer an eternity of pain unimaginable in hellfire.  To Shazad, his sufferings in the Supermax Federal Prison in Colorado will be only temporary and rewarded with an eternity of delight and pleasure in heaven.  Such is the belief system that proponents of shari’ah desire to see spread the world over, America being no exception.

Frank Wuco is a retired Naval Intelligence Officer and former Chief of the U.S. Central Command Red Team. He is President of the consulting firm Red Mind Solutions. For more information, visit Frank at www.redmindsolutions.com

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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