Bryan Fischer
Shariah law is already here: Judge allows spousal rape on Islamic grounds
By Bryan Fischer
July 25, 2010

Christianity, the foundation of American law, teaches that husbands are to "love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" (Ephesians 5:25). Elsewhere, husbands are told, "[L]ive with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life" (1 Peter 3:7).

In other words, Christianity teaches a husband to treat his wife with honor, respect and restraint, and never to use his superior physical strength to impose his will on his wife, who is his full equal in worth, value and dignity.

Not so in Islam, where husbands are explicitly taught that they may beat their wives into submission.

Now comes news of a disgruntled Muslim husband in New Jersey who repeatedly raped his wife, despite her tearful resistance.

This, in classic Islamic fashion, was an arranged marriage. She was 17 at the time of the wedding in 2008, and had never even met the man before they got married.

The woman was told by her husband every time non-consensual sex took place, "This is according to our religion. You are my wife, I can do anything to you."

The man forced himself on his wife one last time before later on that same day taking her to the home of a local imam where he verbally divorced her.

Now get this. The American judge dismissed the woman's charges of sexual assault and criminal sexual conduct on the grounds that her husband should not be punished for spousal rape because Islam permits it.

Said the judge, "This court does not feel that, under the circumstances, that this defendant had a criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault or to sexually contact the plaintiff when he did. The court believes that he was operating under his belief that it is, as the husband, his desire to have sex when and whether he wanted to, was something that was consistent with his practices and it was something that was not prohibited."

The judge then refused to issue a restraining order against the man, leaving the woman vulnerable to repeated rape attempts with no legal protection of any kind.

This ruling, it should be noted, was reversed on appeal. But it is astonishing and revealing that an American judge would vacate an American law on the grounds that Shariah law had supremacy. Yet that is exactly what happened.

Bottom line: Shariah law is not coming, it's already here, right here in the United States.

Remember that at the same time Elana Kagan kicked military recruiters off the campus of Harvard Law, she welcomed Muslim recruiters to campus who were looking for top talent to help implement Shariah-compliant financing.

So Ms. Kagan was unwilling to use Harvard Law to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States, but was perfectly willing to use it to advance Shariah law. And she soon will be sitting on the highest court in the land. God help us.

Four Christians were arrested outside an Islamic festival in Dearborn, Michigan several weeks ago. Their crime? Handing out free copies of the gospel of John on public property. Although they were doing so peaceably and under the protection of the First Amendment, it mattered not to Dearborn police, who hauled them off to jail anyway.

So it is now illegal, just as Shariah law requires, to share the gospel of Christ in Dearborn, Michigan, just like it is illegal in Saudi Arabia and virtually every other Islamic nation in the world.

And don't forget that it is the explicit goal of Islam to impose Shariah law on the entire United States.

It cannot be stated too often or too loudly that Islam is flatly incompatible with American values. It is impossible for a devout Muslim to be a good citizen of the United States or any other nation formed and shaped by the Judeo-Christian tradition.

We are committing cultural suicide by allowing unrestrained Islamic immigration into our country, and that cultural suicide is now being aided and abetted by mind-numbed and clueless judges, including a soon-to-be justice of the United States Supreme Court.

I continue to maintain that it is catastrophic folly to grant any Muslim citizenship in the United States. And I submit that a judge who justifies rape on Islamic grounds simply makes my case.

© Bryan Fischer


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