America honors no supplemental laws
I am severely perplexed by an article which appeared in The News-Enterprise on Monday, May 13. The article was under the heading “Islamic Leader Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot.”
In essence, an informant posing as a hit man made contact with three Muslim men (one an Imam) who wanted to recover some lost funding totaling $100,000 from two failed business enterprises. The point that makes it repulsive to this American is the issuance of a “fatwa” or “Islamic legal pronouncement” authorizing the killing the Muslim men agreed to.
If these Muslim men were, in fact, citizens of the United States, their reluctance to engage the proper U.S. legal system is extremely troubling. There now is no supplemental legal system in America (Sharia or otherwise) and it is doubly troubling when the Islamic Center of Lexington feigned surprise to learn that one of its own Imams was involved in the plot.
The statement added the tiresome explanation that “Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance,” which is wearing pretty thin on this reader. Anyone interested in determining how peaceful and tolerant would do well to review the Quran and make an informed decision about the peacefulness of Islam.