Chuck Norris: Top 10 U.S. Shariah infiltrations

Posted: April 25, 20111:00 am Eastern

© 2011

While all eyes this week are on London's royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, my eyes were on an opening statement from the U.K.'s Daily Mail Reporter: "Women who do not wear headscarves are being threatened with violence and even death by Islamic extremists intent on imposing shariah law on parts of Britain."

Rich Dart, a former BBC worker who now attends Muslim rallies, spoke for many about how they favor Islamic law's integration in Western politics, when he was heard to say: "When the Taliban defeat the allies we will establish shariah law and take the fight to the enemy."

Of course, we're told such views represent an extreme minority. And yet just a couple months ago, the Los Angeles Times (Dec. 6, 2010) contested that thread in an article, "Majority of Muslims want Islam in politics." Based upon a global poll taken in seven countries with large Muslim populations, the Times reported, "According to the survey, majorities in Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria would favor changing current laws to allow stoning as a punishment for adultery, hand amputation for theft and death for those who convert from Islam to another religion. About 85 percent of Pakistani Muslims said they would support a law segregating men and women in the workplace."

But we shouldn't believe such sentiment could ever reach the shores of America, right? Or has it already penetrated our land and even our governmental seats?

I'll say what I said at the outset of the last column: It is no mystery that radical Islamists intend to use the freedoms in our Constitution to expand the influence of Shariah law. But, still, too many Americans don't know or understand how it threatens the very fabrics of our republic.

And let me categorically restate that I'm neither an Islamaphobe nor a fear monger. I welcome the plurality of religions in America and am a firm believer in the First Amendment. But just as our religious freedom is secured in the Bill of Rights, so is our freedom of speech to share even our religious concerns.

Having defined what Shariah law is in Part 1, in Part 2 here I'm going to give what I label as the top 10 evidences to date that support the fact that Shariah law is seeping into society from homes to halls of justice. As you read these, ask not only what they mean today but how they might escalate and morph 10 years from now into more progressive forms.

10) On Feb. 12, 2009, Muzzammil Hassan informed New York police that he had beheaded his wife, being justified by Shariah. Hassan emigrated to the U.S. 30 years ago and, after a successful banking career, had founded Bridges TV, a Muslim-interest network which aims "to foster a greater understanding among many cultures and diverse populations." For those who think this heinous crime is just another random act of domestic violence, a study published in the spring 2009 edition of Middle East Quarterly documented how 50 honor killings in the U.S. over the past 20 years prove otherwise. In 2007, after Aqsa Parvez was murdered by her father in Toronto for not wearing hijab (a head covering), Sheila Musaji wrote in the American Muslim, "Although this certainly is a case of domestic violence ... 'honor' killings are not only a Muslim problem, and there is no 'honor' involved."

Read more: Top 10 U.S. Shariah infiltrations, Part 2