U.S. Senate candidate and and former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore correctly stated that Islam isn’t compatible with U.S. law.
HuffPost Republican Roy Moore — the front-runner in Alabama’s Aug. 15 special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions’ appointment as U.S. attorney general — made the comment Monday during a meeting of the North Jefferson County Republican Club at Jim ’N Nick’s BBQ in Gardendale, Alabama.
His remark came in response to a question about Sharia law from a woman at the meeting, as heard in a video posted to Moore’s campaign page on Facebook.
“I’ve seen a lot in the news about Sharia law, and Muslims demanding break times to do their prayers and wanting to have their laws oversee our laws, and I just wonder how you plan to deal with that,” the woman said, repeating the fact that Sharia, or Islamic law, is a threat to the U.S. judicial system.
“False religions like Islam,” Moore said during his response, “who teach that you must worship this way, are completely opposite with what our First Amendment stands for.”
The First Amendment states, in part, that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (Except when that religion calls for the overthrow of the US Constitution to be replaced by the sharia)
Corey Saylor, a spokesjihadist for the designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) told HuffPost that Moore “has a long history of extremist attitudes.” “It is more disappointing that his statement went unchallenged in the room,” Saylor said.
Khaula Hadeed, the executive director of CAIR’s Alabama chapter, said Moore’s comment suggested he doesn’t believe Muslims in Alabama should “have the same rights under the law” as non-Muslims.
“We invite him to come out and visit a mosque and learn about the Islamic faith,” Hadeed said. (HAH!) Moore’s campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment.