Counter billboard initiative takes on promotion of sharia law in KC

Via Creeping Sharia:

An update on the aggressive promotion of sharia law in Kansas City and a counter billboard initiative, via Billboard offers defense to Shariah threats. h/t @blazingcatfur

A patriotic organization is launching a billboard campaign intended to undermine the efforts to advertise and promote Shariah, the Islamic law that calls for beheadings, executions and amputations, across America.

The group, Stop Islamization of Nations, is buying ad space for a billboard calling on people to learn the dark side of Shariah law.

Jihad Watch publisher and Islam analyst Robert Spencer said the ICNA campaign is an effort to muddy the waters on Islam.

“ICNA is trying to whitewash Shariah, to hoodwink Americans into thinking that concerns about it are all due to ‘misconceptions’ that can easily be cleared up,” Spencer said.

Spencer adds that any inquiries about Shariah’s darker side will receive soft replies.

“I expect that if any inquirers asked about stonings, amputations, the denial of the freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for women and non-Muslims, they’ll be told that none of that is really part of Shariah,” Spencer said.

“ICNA’s goal is to foster complacency and ignorance about Shariah on the part of Americans,” Spencer said. “I don’t think people phoning in with questions like that will rattle ICNA. Only a counter-campaign calling attention to those aspects of Sharia would accomplish that.”

Spencer echoes the reason Geller gives for her group’s campaign.

“The U.S. should be undertaking its own campaign to raise awareness about how Shariah is incompatible with constitutional freedoms, and calling upon Muslims in America to reject those aspects of it,” Spencer said.

Political Islam President Bill Warner says that anyone who calls the ICNA number likely will be told Shariah is entirely religious.

“Muslims claim that Shariah is just religious law. But since Islam is both a political doctrine and a religious doctrine, the Shariah is much more that religious law. It contains the laws of the Kafir, the dhimmi and jihad,” Warner said.

He says that there is no comparison between Catholic church law or Jewish law and Shariah.

“Jewish and Catholic canon law are purely religious and do not try to rule the non-Jew and the non-Catholic,” Warner said.

Warner adds that Muslims have a major problem with inconsistency.

“Of course, they also say that killing apostates and beating women is purely religious,” Warner said.

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