Consider the Republican platform plank on abortion…
The Republican platform committee approved language on Tuesday seeking a constitutional amendment that would ban abortions with no exceptions for rape, incest, or danger to the life of a pregnant woman, a position Democrats quickly labeled the "Akin Plank," after embattled Representative Todd Akin of Missouri.
Sounds pretty Sharia-y. Except for all the nuance in contained in actual Muslim teaching…
All schools of Muslim law accept that abortion is permitted if continuing the pregnancy would put the mother's life in real danger. This is the only reason accepted for abortion after 120 days of the pregnancy.
Different schools of Muslim law hold different views on whether any other reasons for abortion are permitted, and at what stage of pregnancy if so.
Some schools of Muslim law permit abortion in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, while others only permit it in the first 7 weeks.
In other words, the official Republican position on reproductive health is more extremist than that found in Sharia law. It all makes sense now. Sharia has to be rejected as too moderate on women's right, just as other sources of "foreign law" like the Magna Carta and English Common Law has to be rejected lest they threaten the planks on national security and civil liberties.
Funny, isn't it? I always thought that Republicans and Muslim extremists thought alike. It was just lucky for the rest of us that all faith-based thinkers know the Truth™, and so they can't tolerate the Truth™ that every other true-believer just knows.
But it turns out that Sharia law is too moderate for Republicans. Well, that's not too surprising, I guess. When extremists take control, you just can't be too extreme.
And no matter how far to the right you are in today's Republican Party, that won't be far enough tomorrow.