Q & A: Mike Huckabee on Faith, Social Issues, and a Possible Run
Rep. Peter King is holding hearings to investigate Shari'ah law and radical Islam in the U.S. Does that concern you as well? How should Americans, especially American Christians, think about Muslims in the U.S.?
It concerns me that there's any approach to law that would be ex cathedra to the U.S. Constitution—not only Shari'ah law, but when a court begins to invoke some international legal finding as the basis for a decision. That is an unconstitutional decision from that court because the only authority the U.S. courts have is our constitution and our laws. We live in a country where people are free to be Muslim. They're not free, however, to impose a Muslim law as if it were civil law. If I were to say, okay, everyone must tithe to their local church, people would be outraged. Yet we're supposed to use tax money to provide a foot washing area at Michigan University because we want to accommodate the Muslim students. I don't remember anyone ever accommodating me and saying we're going to erect a cross so that we can make sure you're comfortable when you walk across campus. I find that the accommodation we're making to one religion at the expense of the others is very un-American.
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