The thing I worry about least is the imposition of Shariah, Muslim law, on America. It's completely nuts to worry about this, for reasons most level-headed people can easily understand. It's one thing to worry about al Qaeda terrorism; it's quite another to believe that the Tennessee court system is about to be overrun by scholars from al-Azhar University.
For those of you who haven't seen the Times piece, about the Hasidic lawyer who is one of the key players in the "Shariah-is-coming" movement, it's worth reading. Here's a quick look at David Yerushalmi, the Hasidic lawyer in question:
It is not the first time Mr. Yerushalmi has engaged in polemics. In a 2006 essay, he wrote that "most of the fundamental differences between the races are genetic," and asked why "people find it so difficult to confront the facts that some races perform better in sports, some better in mathematical problem-solving, some better in language, some better in Western societies and some better in tribal ones?" He has also railed against what he sees as a politically correct culture that avoids open discussion of why "the founding fathers did not give women or black slaves the right to vote."
On its Web site, the Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish civil rights organization, describes Mr. Yerushalmi as having a record of "anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-black bigotry." His legal clients have also drawn notoriety, among them Pamela Geller, an incendiary blogger who helped drive the fight against the Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero.
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