Misplaced priorities and insidious information campaigns have hindered acknowledgment of the threat posed to the U.S. by the Islamic doctrine of Shariah, warns expert Tommy Waller on today’s Secure Freedom Radio. Waller, a former USMC Force Reconnaissance Operator, spoke about his own past unfamiliarity with the ideology motivating radical jihadists, and discussed a new study that shows the role that Shariah law is already playing in the U.S. justice system.
Waller, who was not taught the specifics of Shariah law during his multiple combat deployments to the Middle East, sees the military’s hesitance to overtly discuss the doctrine as a fundamental flaw.
“The first step that we should be taking is to know our enemy,” he said. “And not only have we not done it in the past decade, we are presently prohibited from doing it in any ways that potentially could be offensive to Islam.”
This reluctance to identify the doctrinal roots of the jihadist fighters, Waller argues, is largely due to the success of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated groups in the U.S. These groups have led a “very effective movement over the past number of decades to make sure that the truth about this ideology that is hostile to our way of life… is not talked about.”
Waller points to a new study published by the Center for Security Policy as a further example of the concerning nonchalance with which Shariah is met in the United States. Compiled in the just-released publication, Shariah in American Courts: The Expanding Incursion of Islamic Law in the U.S. Legal System, the study found 146 manifestations of Shariah law in American court proceedings.
The study was limited to publicly-accessible appellate court records, and Waller warns that there almost certainly are “innumerable more” cases in the trial courts.
Waller’s ultimate concern about the use of Shariah law in American courts is the possibility that it could be given precedence over the U.S. Constitution.
“Now, I find this particularly concerning as a veteran who has deployed overseas, who’s taken an oath to defend our Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” he said. To Waller, those enemies most certainly include a legal code “that clearly infringes upon the Constitutional rights of our citizens.”
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