Muslim radicals cancelled their plans at the last minute to march in front of the White House Thursday to push for Sharia law in America. However, their call to replace American law with Islamic laws had its opponents.
One group had a lot to say about the dangers of Sharia.
The Muslims' demonstration fizzled, and all that was left were the counter-demonstrators, who still took time to blast the idea of instituting Sharia law in the U.S.
"Sharia is utterly inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States and poses a mortal threat to the republic that it protects," said Frank Gaffney, director of the Center for Security Policy. "And it is absolutely a threat to all of us and the freedoms we hold dear if it is allowed to insinuate itself into our country."
"If you want to be embraced by Americans, you must denounce stoning and beating of women and children," said Beverly Perlson, founder of the Band of Mothers. Americans are never going to tolerate that. And we're never going to accept Sharia law. We have our own law. It's called the Constitution. And if you can't abide by our law, then go back where you came from. That's how I feel."
"We have a Judaic-Christian principle that underlies our country," said Richard Braun. "And as such the political system mandates that all people are treated equally under the law. Sharia mandates that people are discriminated against under Sharia law. Muslims are better than Kaffirs, or non-Muslims. Women are inferior to men."
Many Muslims insist Sharia law is superior to man's law because it comes from Allah.
Opponents of Sharia said they've been accused of bigotry and islamaphobia. Yet, they said that type of name-calling is only meant to silence any opposition to Islamic law in America.