The republican party has often spoken out against the establishment of sharia in the United States. Ironically, it is going to be the GOP that helps establish sharia law - with the help of the Catholic church. Republicans are helping the church fight against President Obama's mandate that they have to provide health insurance that covers birth control. The church claims that the mandate interferes with their right to practice their religion; they feel that their religious beliefs supercede secular law. If it is true that religious beliefs should supercede our laws, then the obvious outcome of this fight is the establishment of sharia law alongside of Catholic and other religious laws. What is given or allowed to one religion has to be allowed to all of them, under our constitution. In fact, any law that contradicts any religions' beliefs will be null and void. For example, Rastafarians will no longer be prosecutable for the possession and use of marijuana; employers that are Christian Scientists will be able to deny ALL healthcare coverage to their employees, since they don't believe in doctors; a doctor that is a Jehovah's Witness won't have to give a patient a blood transfusion, even if he is are near death and that's the only way to save him. The list could go on and on. Is this really what the republican party and the church want for this nation? Maybe it is; after all, sharia law is very similar in many ways to Catholic doctrine and/or the republican platform: no birth control, no abortion, submission of women, no women in positions of power (no female mullahs or priests), no gay marriage, no rights for homosexuals, etc. These ideas mesh very well with their own.
So the next time you hear a republican complain about sharia law, remind him that his party will be the tool by which it gains a foothold in our country.