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Well my -- now says the administration is endangered the life and liberty of Americans including those killed in been Gaza by ignoring Sharia law.
Joining me now is Andrew Boston he's the author of the new book sure -- vs freedom the legacy of Islamic totalitarianism.
And the it's great to have you with this we appreciate -- -- let's start with the first the idea that sure real law.
A lot of people dismiss it saying it was a cultural aspect.
Islamic life that it poses no threat to America.
-- -- You know should should Sharia is is really foundational and in Islamic societies.
It's derived from the comical text of Islam Koran and the Haditha traditions of Mohamed.
And it has many ritual aspects that might be similar to other religions but it's also an entire political system.
And here's where it runs afoul of modern human rights concepts like our bill of rights.
Like universal declaration of human rights it includes a timeless war doctrine deduction of Jihad.
It also rejects basic human freedoms like freedom of conscience.
Freedom of speech.
And -- imposes.
Regulations legal regulations against non Muslim minorities.
And and women and it also includes the humanizing -- what we would considered humanizing punishments like.
Lashing for alcohol consumption stoning to death for adultery and mutilating punishments for -- And is -- your view then that there is no way in which.
Our American culture can accommodate sure real within.
A multi cultural society part of which would be Muslim absolutely not not certainly not that the -- the overt liberty crushing.
Dehumanizing aspects of Sharia.
And and unfortunately it it is an integrated whole it's it's proven historically very very difficult for Muslims.
And to eliminate the political and liberty crushing aspects from -- simple -- -- religious ritual aspects so.
The Arab Spring in that context in recent article you wrote US polity policy makers -- the -- by the murdered Libyan ambassador.
Our Chris for Stephens of sacrifice US -- lives our nation's -- by cynically ignoring sure -- doctrines and practices.
Why how should the United States be responding because as you assert.
The legacy of Islamic totalitarianism.
You're saying it's an Arab Spring that ends with totalitarian winter.
We have we have hobson's choices in the Middle East.
We have secular leaning -- -- who we chose to undermine and replace Mubarak.
Even even the odious Qaddafi.
And yet what is their replacement.
There replacement we knew from the get go and we actually supported the Muslim Brotherhood jihadist who have issue -- supremacist outlook.
And were still.
That the late ambassador Stephens unfortunately chose to go into the jihadist a hotbed of -- -- Libya which dates back to war Barbary wars they -- -- us then.
And promote overt she hottest who we know from a pentagon report in August -- directly aligned with al-Qaeda.
Andrew Ross we thank you for being with us and there will continue this conversation and misery of the book is -- -- Vs freedom the only legacy of Islamic totalitarianism.
Thanks so much for being.
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