What Is Sharia Law?
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What Is Sharia Law?


Sharia Law – we’ve been hearing about this
all over the place lately. It’s a tentpole of the Taliban, and it’s what ISIS wants for
Iraq and Syria. It’s also used in the legal systems of the United Arab Emirates. But obviously
those are very different groups and situations. So, what is Sharia law? Well, there’s no set list of things that
are, or aren’t, Sharia Law. In Arabic, Sharia is roughly translated to “path to the watering
hole” and it refers to a system meant to control all aspects of its followers’ lives.
That includes daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings.
It prescribes punishments, but those punishments don’t necessarily have to be draconian or
harsh. If the particular sect of Islam that wrote those Sharia laws is more focused on
charity and loose interpretations of the Quran, then they wouldn’t include things like stoning
or amputation. In the vast majority of Muslim communities, an “eye for an eye” is seen
as an analogy – not as a literal instruction. But extremist groups, like ISIS and the Taliban,
have a more literal interpretation of the Quran and other teachings, so their version
of Sharia Law includes things like stoning… and the oppression of women… and “an eye
for an eye.” Like with all laws, it comes down to who is
making the law and how they’re enforcing it. When we talk about militant Jihadists,
it’s important to include their desire for Sharia Law in the conversation – because the
goal of establishing Sharia law reveals a lot about these groups. The teachings that these extremists use, are
from the 7th and 8th centuries – a time when institutionalized slavery, honor killings,
and the general oppression of women were the norm. So if a group is taking these teachings
literally, then we can expect to see a lot of human rights violations. Plus, we know the group wants a legal system
with absolutely no separation of Church and state. Not only does that give an undue amount
of power to the people in charge, it also creates natural incentives by which they can
restrict freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly. And remember we put up 5 new videos every
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100 Comments

  • Curtis Wayne

    Well the Quran does say to Stone women that are guilty of Adultery.
    According to the Quran Allah showed Muhammad the verse about stoning Adultery.

  • Rebekah Seibert

    RIGHT,WE ALL DONT WANT SHARIA LAW HERE BECAUSE WE LIVE IN MODERN TIME NOW….TAKE YOUR OLD SHARIA LAW HOME WITH U GO BACK HOME TO MIDDLE EAST!!!!…

  • Checkerzzz gaming Hi

    This is what law got passed in the United States No longer will this law work in the United States Go back to Egypt if this is how you want to live tho Shall not kill

  • Fatima Said

    WTF? Is this video trying to be funny or something?! Sharia law IS DRACONIAN and doesn’t belong anywhere in the modern world.

  • sirTimithius Reviews & Products

    This is propaganda, every single Muslim believes in Sharia Law as it’s “Gods law” not just extremists. Tsk tsk

  • Real Me.

    To everyone who condemn shariah law i advise you to study abt the law comprehensively and from credible sources first n not fully relying on media. Bcs what media portrays is only the toxic minority of muslims.
    Secondly, isis does not practice what islam teaches. They are extremist n what they fight is contradict with islam so pls dont be quick to judge all muslims are isis. Isis are very minority in muslims.
    Thirdly, muslims are not only in middle east. Im malaysian n muslims r almost majority in malaysia yet we live in peace with other races as well. There r a lot of muslims in indonesia too.
    Fourthly, pls be open minded. Travel to lots of countries. Brunei is one of the asia country tht practices shariah law (make some research abt this on ur own the result is not like what the media told you ?)

  • Silas RN Boomerangs

    I wouldn't say that it's just the extremist groups who take it literal. Just look at Saudi Arabia or Brunei who also went full Sharia law. They're chopping off hands for theft and stoning people for commitment adultery. All Sharia law!

  • Fresh

    You want sharia law? Go to your own country. Last time I checked it's the us and not Islamic republic with such barbaric laws.

  • Mike

    This is propaganda, they should be ashamed of themselves, for they know. They should be ashamed of themselves for spreading this false teaching. Sharia law demands violence in great detail anything less is not accepted.

  • Faster Hard House

    Funnily. Sharia law dominated countries have a far less crime rates than the western countries themselves

  • Isaac Loya

    Majority of the Islamic population believe in radical Islamic sharia laws what she said about the vast majority of the Muslim community being peaceful that’s wrong. Look at what happened to the writer of the satanic verses.

  • Sajid TEG

    I am Muslim and Sharia is really hypocritical. Put it this way women aren't allowed to leave their house. Khadija (RA) (the prophet's wife)was a merchant proposed to Muhammad (SWT) AND breadwinner of the family. Seems legit

  • Thomas ABABA

    Here is the Braking news most Muslim population cross the globe support Isis ideology,we will CE to you with more information after the brake.!!!!!

  • Rahma rynz

    ISIS are just a group of deranged people. I mean they have killed more muslims than non muslims
    The donot represent the prophet,sharia,or muslims in any way

  • Shelly Mcgough

    In Russia 56% of Muslims believe Shariah is the word of allah according to Pew research. That’s in a Country where they are not the majority. In Brunei where they are under Shariah law homosexuals receive the death sentence.
    I don’t think the video accurately portrays the Muslim ideology and how important Shariah is to them.
    Misrepresenting the ideology is intellectually unfair.

  • Pranav Mahanubhav

    So rather than justifying a code which can be & is being misinterpreted (so called) . ..why not continue with the modern judicial & penal system.

  • Caleb Dismuke

    I have no idea why people are saying these extremists are a huge minority, they are actually about a third of the Muslim population according to a polls done in 2009 and 2013 done by pew research center. They aren’t a as small as you think they are, there are about 680 million of these radicals throughout the world, supporting shariah law, 9/11, bin laden, honor killings, targeting of Jews, Christians, civilians, the calling for suicide bombing, etc. it pains me that we as Americans don’t understand wtf innocent men, women and children have to go through in countries like Israel, Iraq, Morocco, Syria.

  • Qasim Choudhery

    Anyone who opposes sharia is a pervert who thinks it's ok to wear whatever they want in public. If you think it's ok then I dare you to wear nothing and go to the children's playground. May the evil ones be destroyed.

  • Farida Yasmin

    You are totally wrong about sharia low.That is God rules .Uneducated peoples are misusing that .Please read and learn about sharia low then make avideo. Thanks

  • HYPE

    DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW DEATH ? ? ? ? DEATH TO SHARIA LAW

    CANT WE LEARN FROM OUR HUMAN HISTORY THAT FROM WARS WE ALL END UP KILLING EACH OTHER.

    WE HAVE TO BREAK THE CHAIN AS A NEW AGE FIND PEACE AND COEXIST ON THIS PLANET.

    CHANGE IS CRITICAL. ADAPTATION KEY. RAISING CONSCIOUSNESS TO LIVE DIFFERENTLY IS TO ALLOW PEACE.

    RELIGION ON ALL FRONTS NO MATTER YOU BELIEVE IN FOR THE MOST PART MORALLY IS THE INSTILLED THE CORRECT WAYS TO LIVE WITH COMMON SENSE. THE ONLY ONE LAW THAT DOESN'T IS SHARIA LAW.

    SRI LANKA IS SOMETHING WE DON'T WANT TO HAPPEN AGAIN.

    CHRISTCHURCH IS SOMETHING WE ALL DON'T WANT TO HAPPEN AGAIN.

    DEATH TO SHARIA LAW
    WE NEED TO STOP KILLING EACH OTHER AND START HELPING EACH OTHER AND THIS PLANET

  • Sarah Rotar

    It's time to end Sharia Law. Laws should be secular. People should have basic human rights. How can leftist say they support universal human rights then support some groups having Sharia Law? The two are NOT compatible!

  • Dale D.

    Sharia, from the Qur'an, says women get only HALF the inheritance of the superior Muslim male. Qur'an 4:34 says to beat women. "Literally" means "as written", means they take it more seriously than "moderate" Muslims do.

  • animaljp3

    Clearly ban Muslims that believe in sharia law. Clearly not against the constitution to ban literal terrorism.

  • Nathan D.

    listen peopel the sharia is most impotant thing to practise is the teachings of muhammad you have to show respect the sharia and our prophet. we only want best for west world and we come in peace. but one day we all have to practise praying for allahu the great and prophet muhammad you must understand now

  • Dylan Welsh

    The Quran is not a matter of speach. It is ALLWAYS, or at least most of the time, Literal. This kafir is reading a script off a cardboard sign. She knows nothing of Sharia☪️

  • 3

    But Sharia is already banned in the United States thanks to the 1st amendment so any sharia officers or enforcement is unconstitutional

  • Aneesh Babu

    Don't listen to this liars… They're shameless…
    To know the truth watch "Christian Prince" videos on YouTube guys…

    Also watch "Apostate prophet"…

  • Saleem Ahmed

    Extremist do not interpret the sharia law they misinterpret the sharia law to fulfill their own selfish wants.

  • SPIRIT DOT

    A white non muslim woman telling you what Sharia law is. That's like the Taliban telling you what Catholicism is and how it has impacted on the world.

  • chriscf686868

    Sharia law has no place in a free country like the United States of America. Sharia law goes right against the US Constitution and the rights of a free people everywhere in the world including the United States. There will never be Sharia law in the United States because if it tries to show its ugly head there's too many of us that will stop it. We are waking up no one can take our freedoms away

  • Chelsea Ahmed

    I hate these types of videos. They have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. Islam is an entire way of life. I wish these non Muslims would just mind their business or at least actually learn about the subject they are talking about.

  • ᄋ:

    A note to mention that the majority of western Muslims don’t follow the sharia law
    Don’t hate on Islam, hate on the cultures which encourage this behaviour – like Saudi Arabia, Iraq

  • Sulaiman Corteza

    Better to understand Sharia first before creating this video. Not much information nor details is given. If you understand it better learn more about it not just concentrating on people holding kalashnikov's with black flags an uniforms.

    "The most violent thing in society is ignorance."

  • Pepe The Great

    Sharia is defended by the EU and FN. It is such a exciting time to be alive, but the future will make us learn from this mistake and the people who came to Europe from north Africa and the middle east will not go unharmed when they try to take over. Prepare for war and show no remorse course they watch us as lower than animals. Learn from Yugoslavia, Kashmir and Rome !

  • JHL JHL

    If Shariah Law is peaceful, then extremists would be extremely peaceful. Islam, as with its founder, is not a religion of peace and is not open to subjective interpretation. There's no ambiguity in Islam: it means what it says

  • JHL JHL

    If Shariah Law is peaceful, then extremists would be extremely peaceful. Islam, as with its founder, is not a religion of peace and is not open to subjective interpretation. There's no ambiguity in Islam: it means what it says

  • twentyinchsoul

    is-lame is a completely outdated and through and through residual, a highly hypocritical and totally mendacious, an utterly primitiv and extremely bloodthristy, a barbaric to its core and violence gloryfying, antisemitic, christophobic, xenophic, mysogenistic, trough incest completely degenerated, morally and ethically completely corrupted and overall pretty fckd up fascistic totalitarian ideology and a frickin' plebian deathcult.

  • Sanjeev Yadav

    All muslims like Sharia law..and they love stoning too!
    West showing islam sympathy..is riduculos.
    They behave victim..till they're miniority.
    Once they become majority…they want islamic law.

  • Shawn Nieves

    And, I don’t like the clothes they wear. I can see the “blood of innocent people who were judged improperly” in them. That’s just my viewpoint.

  • qahir khan

    Sharia has no thing to do with violance, violation etc. Islam is religion of peace. If some one misinterprets, it is not the fault of sharia. And the lady making video does not know the abc of sharia. She is just assuming which is baseless and non sense.

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