To become a naturalized citizen of the U.S., you make a solemn oath to support the U.S. Constitution, which is the law of this land. If you are born here, you are subject to U.S. law. If you enter the country – legally or otherwise – you are subject to U.S. law.
If you are a practitioner of the Muslim faith, regardless or your birthplace, you are bound to Sharia law.
In many instances – crimes against women, for example – Sharia law is in direct conflict with U.S. law.
Since we are at war with a segment of Muslim believers and their radical view of Sharia law, why is there such a negative reaction to Newt Gingrich’s suggestion that we ask Muslims to declare which legal system they support?
It seems like it would be helpful to know that. I’d like to think that the U.S. would not have interred our Japanese friends and neighbors in World War II if there had been clarity about their allegiance.
Cheryl Lingo, Reedley