There is a madness afoot. Beheadings, vaginal clitoris cutting, honor killing, gay killing, Jew-hating, creed apartheid, gender apartheid, polygamy, etc is superior to Western law according to impeachment hoax star witness.
“In fact, for most of its history, Islamic law offered the most liberal and humane legal principles available anywhere in the world. Today, when we invoke the harsh punishments prescribed by Shariah for a handful of offenses, we rarely acknowledge the high standards of proof necessary for their implementation,” Feldman argued.
Feldman also claimed that the West “needs Shariah and Islam.”
“It sometimes seems as if we need Shariah as Westerners have long needed Islam: as a canvas on which to project our ideas of the horrible, and as a foil to make us look good,” he added.
Harvard Law professor and Democrat witness Noah Feldman takes the witness stand today in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
By Greg Manz and Raheem Kassam, War Room, December 4, 2019:
Feldman wrote in a New York Times op-ed published on March 16, 2008 that “Islamic law offered the most liberal and humane legal principles available anywhere in the world.”
He also juxtaposed Sharia with English common law, and claimed the West “needs Shariah and Islam”.
Some of the key paragraphs of Noah Feldman’s op-ed are as follows:
…the outrage about according a degree of official status to Shariah in a Western country should come as no surprise. No legal system has ever had worse press. To many, the word “Shariah” conjures horrors of hands cut off, adulterers stoned and women oppressed. By contrast, who today remembers that the much-loved English common law called for execution as punishment for hundreds of crimes, including theft of any object worth five shillings or more? How many know that until the 18th century, the laws of most European countries authorized torture as an official component of the criminal-justice system? As for sexism, the common law long denied married women any property rights or indeed legal personality apart from their husbands. When the British applied their law to Muslims in place of Shariah, as they did in some colonies, the result was to strip married women of the property that Islamic law had always granted them — hardly progress toward equality of the sexes.
In fact, for most of its history, Islamic law offered the most liberal and humane legal principles available anywhere in the world. Today, when we invoke the harsh punishments prescribed by Shariah for a handful of offenses, we rarely acknowledge the high standards of proof necessary for their implementation. Before an adultery conviction can typically be obtained, for example, the accused must confess four times or four adult male witnesses of good character must testify that they directly observed the sex act. The extremes of our own legal system — like life sentences for relatively minor drug crimes, in some cases — are routinely ignored. We neglect to mention the recent vintage of our tentative improvements in family law. It sometimes seems as if we need Shariah as Westerners have long needed Islam: as a canvas on which to project our ideas of the horrible, and as a foil to make us look good.
In the Muslim world, on the other hand, the reputation of Shariah has undergone an extraordinary revival in recent years. A century ago, forward-looking Muslims thought of Shariah as outdated, in need of reform or maybe abandonment. Today, 66 percent of Egyptians, 60 percent of Pakistanis and 54 percent of Jordanians say that Shariah should be the only source of legislation in their countries.
How is it that what so many Westerners see as the most unappealing and premodern aspect of Islam is, to many Muslims, the vibrant, attractive core of a global movement of Islamic revival? The explanation surely must go beyond the oversimplified assumption that Muslims want to use Shariah to reverse feminism and control women — especially since large numbers of women support the Islamists in general and the ideal of Shariah in particular.
Noah Feldman isn’t the only questionable Democrat witness today.
Other witnesses have showed clear political biases against President Trump and one, Pamela Karlan, even donated to Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign on July 29, 2019.
David Bossie noted:
One witness is Stanford University Law Professor Pamela Karlan, an Obama appointee who’s been described as a “sharp progressive.” Karlan has contributed thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates over the years, from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to former President Barack Obama, to current presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Feldman’s support for Sharia Law, however, should probably alarm all Americans as he lectures the nation on constitutional law.
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