Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice went on the 700 Club to tell their credulous followers that radical Muslims are going to amend the U.S. Constitution to impose Sharia law on America. With a straight face.
Sharia law is a real situation in the United States. You have leading Imams that are considered moderate saying Sharia law is compliant with the U.S. Constitution, and the reason the reason they say that is because they know the constitution can be amended through a process, so that’s what they mean by Sharia being compliant with the U.S. Constitution. Sure, you amend it to comply with Sharia law. So that’s why they say that…We’re seeing it play out right now and it’s horrifying.
That’s completely, unalterably, incontrovertibly insane. Muslims make up 1% of the United States and only a small percentage of those people want anything like Sharia law imposed in this country — and every single other person in the country would be opposed to it. I’d love to hear Sekulow lay out some actual pathway to get the constitution amended to do that. That would be highly amusing. Passing a constitutional amendment requires a 2/3 vote of both houses of Congress and ratification by 3/4 of the states. Paris Hilton will win the Nobel Prize for Physics before that happens.
Look, let’s not mince words here. Jay Sekulow is lying. He’s far too intelligent to actually believe what he’s saying. And he’s lying for one reason and one reason only: Because this kind of scare-mongering keeps the donations rolling in, which keeps him living like a king. This is all about separating the ignorant and credulous from their money as efficiently as possible.