Friday, August 19, 2005

Swear To YOUR God

Muslims are complaining they can't swear on the Koran in court in North Carolina. Only they can; that is, they can hold the Koran and promise to tell the truth, they just can't force the court to provide the Koran and endorse the whole idea that the Koran is worth swearing on. Will this get swatted down? Maybe, but in reality it makes sense that people can't force the state, via lawsuit, to change the what kind of oaths it will recognize. Does a satanist swear on the Satanic Bible? If I was NC, I'd change the law, so that the libs couldn't take the issue to federal court. Besides, is it really so great to tell a jury you're a devout Muslim these days? Think they'll assume you're peaceful and rational? I can see the terror defendant's cross-examination now: “Soooo, you swore on this book, didn't you? And this is the Koran, isn't it? And you believe in the Koran, don't you? You strive to do as it commands? Well, that's interesting, the Koran has these passages in it doesn't it?”

"Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]...until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued." (Surah 9:27-) "It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the true Faith [Islam] to make it triumphant over all religions, however much the idolaters [non-Muslims] may dislike it." (Surah 9:31-) "Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home." (Surah 9:73) "Say: 'Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom..." (Surah 17:111)

Hey, I wouldn't be so low as to do it, but we are talking about lawyers here.

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