The governmental system of many western countries is democracy. However, let's suppose that they were taken...
The governmental system of many western countries is democracy. However, let's suppose that they were taken over by the waves of Muslim immigrants. These in time would no doubt support Sharia Law. What types of freedoms are in an Islamic state? Would the citizens be granted the right to choose the religion they want, or would they be forced to accept Islam according to the Quranic verse: “If any one desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him, and in the hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost.” (Surah 3:85). How about the right of a Muslim to change to another religion? Would that action be acceptable, or would it mean that whosoever changed from Islam would be charged with apostasy which is punishable by death? Mohammad said “Whoever changes his religion, kill him.” Hadith Al Bukhari (One of the six major collections of Hadiths) Vol. 9:57.
The United States has a system of government that gives citizens the right of self-rule through duly elected officials of their choice. These representatives write the laws that best concur with the wishes of the people to maintain their way of life. They have a say in what amount of taxes are levied, and how the funds are to be spent.
One important principle in this great system is the separation of church and state.
This is a principle which is hard to reconcile with Islam; as it is a system not only of faith, but of politics as well. It is built on an opposing concept, for “Islam is a religion and a state.” According to Islam, Sharia law is the principal source of legislation:
“We have sent down to thee the book in truth, that you might judge men as guided by God.” (Surah 4:105). If Sharia is the basis for law, what are some of the rules and regulations that might be eventually imposed under a Muslim head of state? Here are just a few examples:
Stealing: punished by hand amputation (Surah 5:38)
Adultery: punished by public flogging (Surah 24:2)
Drinking: punished by 40 or 80 lashes