The United States Constitution seems hard to follow, or understand for that matter in today's world, especially when it comes to freedom of religion.

When our constitution was written, it was clear that our Founding Fathers wanted an equal way for all of us to live in a country that was free and fair for all who lived here. It was the reason millions immigrated (legally) to our country.

One of the biggest reasons many did so was because they could believe in whatever God they wanted without fear of being burned at the stake, beheaded or put in prison. Trust me, I get it. That being said, I am also sure that our Founding Fathers never saw the many obstacles that would be coming hundreds of years later.

Sharia law is a perfect example. I won't get into detailed specifics but we all know that Sharia law is pretty strict. If you steal, your hand/s are removed. If a woman removes her burqa, she can be beaten in public view. We've all heard about women being executed because she was raped while the men walk free. The horror stories go on and on. But, that is what Muslims who go by Sharia law, according to the Quran, believe.

On the other hand, Sharia law also dictates divorce, inheritance and things of that nature that perhaps should be followed? So where does the line in the sand start, or does it?

However, this is the United States of America and our laws are very clear. If you want to move to the United States of America, you should know this. Why should it be our responsibility to basically ratify our constitution to allow those who follow Sharia law be exempt? I don't understand...Sharia law should NOT be recognized in the U.S. court system and many states have already banned Sharia law from being recognized while others are considering the ban and others, like Colorado, have already said Sharia law would be heard in our courts.

The following states do NOT recognize Sharia law:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee

If a man here in Colorado were to beat his wife to death because he was allowed to do so under Sharia law, he would walk away from the crime. If a man cut the hands off a child who stole a loaf of bread, no charges would be filed. Where does it stop? Technically, if a Muslim man wanted to stone to death a gay man or lesbian woman, he may just walk free.

There's an old saying I grew up with: When in Rome, do as the Romans do!