May 16, 2011, - 12:23 pm
For years, we’ve been told by Muslims that they are loyal Americans and don’t seek to enact Islamic law, also known as sharia, on us or replace western laws in America with Koranic ones. But that’s false, and the latest example is Michigan’s first elected female Muslim legislator, who doubled as Barack Obama’s Muslim outreach chieftess during his first Presidential campaign.
Rashida Tlaib: Muslim Legislator Seeks to Enact Sharia on Gambling in Michigan
Rashida Tlaib, the anti-Israel Palestinian Muslim (who represents a largely Hispanic area of Detroit) I’ve written about before, has introduced legislation to heavily increase Detroit taxes on the city’s three casinos. She seeks to raise their taxes three percent, which would squeeze $20 million more from the casinos.
Islam prohibits gambling (and many of Detroit’s Muslims still gamble at the casinos anyway, which is why all three have had Middle Eastern restaurants). A devout Muslim legislator to introduce a bill that specifically targets casinos is clearly trying to hurt them and put into place Islamic proscriptions and prohibitions.
Islamic law also enacts specific taxes on non-Muslims, known as the jizya. Tlaib’s legislation is clearly a move to put the jizya on institutions and parties engaged in practices that are “haram” (forbidden) under Islamic law. And, as I’ve noted, Tlaib was Barack Obama’s Muslim outreach chieftess during his Presidential run.
For the record, I’m not a fan of casinos and was against them coming to Detroit, but not for religious reasons. I believe casinos suck the lifeblood out of cities. Everything around them tends to look like a war zone (other than in Vegas). They don’t have a positive effect on struggling major cities. And people bet their rent money there, and they almost always lose. Many an American family gets destroyed because of the lure of casinos. But I’m largely libertarian on the issue.
Casinos came here because Michigan voters approved them. That’s the breaks. And I’m against elected Muslim officials serving in American legislatures using their positions to try to democratically enact their religion. And that’s clearly what’s happening here. It’s no coincidence whatsoever that the single Muslim elected official serving in the Michigan House is the one seeking to tax casinos.
Oh, and by the way, while she is intent on legislating Islam upon us, Rashida Tlaib has a problem with Michigan law. As I’ve noted on this site, Tlaib violated Michigan law and committed fraud, according to her own immediate family members, so she could run for office from her Detroit district.
Yup, typical. They want us to keep their laws. But they won’t keep ours.
By the way, Tlaib has the support for this legislation from racist loon, Farrakhan fan, and Detroit Third World City Councilwoman (hey, I repeated myself three times) JoAnn Watson. Figures.
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