Everybody knows what fake news is - RIGHT? Of course we do! Anything conservative media puts out is fake news - RIGHT? Also, anything put out by what is called the Liberal (in actuality, Progressive) media is fake news - RIGHT? It all depends on which ideology one holds dear.
Why do I make this claim? Because facts and the truth have little to do with what the media reports these days - it's all ideology first, the truth a distant last.
Mark Twain had a great quote on this subject (Updated to reflect today's technology):
As I craft this article in mid-June 2017, there are protests being held across the country - protesting against "Sharia Law". And, as one might expect, there are counter-protests. The counter-protests are claiming that any protest against Sharia law is, in fact, a protest against all Muslims.
Here is one article describing the protests & counter protests. The mis-characterization by the counter protesters may be highlighted by the following quote from the article:
The SPLC is dead wrong. Here is the website for the group calling for the anti-Sharia Law protests.
The assertion of the counter-protesters is far beyond just flawed. There is a large difference between a person being Muslim and one who believes Sharia Law supercedes the laws of any Nation.
Sharia Law is the basic tenet of Islam's desire to dominate the world. NO! This is not a "conspiracy theory"; it is a fact! Be not confused here. Islam is a geo-political system that has a religious component. Sharia Law governs ALL of Islam - not just the religious portion.
But, let's take a look at an analogy that may highlight the difference between being a Muslim and being a Muslim who is adherent to Sharia Law.
As everybody knows the Old Testament is held dear by both Jews and Christians (among others). In that document are some curious passages; passages to which no Jew or Christian today would adhere.
For but one example:
Groups across the nation hold a protest against Leviticus (20:13). Certain ideological entities would create a firestorm over such. I can see the "fake news" headline now:
No person (or groups of persons) who is Jewish or Christian does what this passage of the Old Testament advocates. The only people or groups of people who actually follow this type of activity are those strictly following Sharia Law - you know, radical Islamics.
Is Sharia Law consistent with a modern-day view of a civilized set of rules? The answer to that question is very subjective. It depends on the definition of civilized one uses. Theocratically controlled countries which adhere to Islam would say "Yes."; others whose culture is more on the lines of the secular, democratic West would say "No." Note: ISIS and all the known Islamic Terror organizations follow Sharia Law to the letter.
But, one thing is certain. No adherent of Sharia Law is allowed to view the laws of any nation to be superior to Sharia Law. To such a person any allegiance to a nation comes a distant second place to Sharia Law; this includes all US laws, including the US Constitution.
Think about that! Or, could any person who strictly follows Sharia Law ever be a true citizen of the US? The answer is "No!" - their "faith" would prohibit the loyalty to our country necessary to be a "true" citizen". Non-Sharia-adherent Muslims would not have this issue.
This article will shed some light on this assertion:
It is easy to jump to the conclusion that anyone strictly adhering to Sharia Law is not compatible with a Western style culture. And, this is a correct conclusion. But, what of Muslims who are NOT Sharia Law compliant?
The answer to that question should be obvious - "if anyone is NOT out to change my culture, NOT out to try and convert me, and NOT out to kill me because of my beliefs, they are pretty much OK in my book" sort of concept.
But, as with most things, it's not that simple.
Unfortunately, there are certain aspects within Islam of which we should be aware prior to making a definitive judgement. These aspects relate to the permissibility for Muslims to lie and otherwise deceive in order to further the goals of Islam. The unfortunate part, of course, is that one never knows if these aspects are in play - or not.
All that aside, today's media is responsible for flaming the distrust of the general public - one against the other. This article is but one example of such. This is nothing but an attempt to divide people. Make no mistake.
As we read and see the news these days, remember Vladimir Lenin's infamous quote: "A lie told often enough becomes the truth!" One can see this quote being applied across the spectrum of all media.
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