Sharia threat? Set phaser on tall tales

August 25, 2011

Once again the Republicans are telling stories meant to frighten little children. Adults know better. Del. Ron George from Anne Arundel County states that we need to worry about Sharia law. And how does he think this threat will materialize?

Who in the U.S. favors such laws? What politician has even hinted that they favor such a change? Only eight Muslim majority countries out of 40 (Mr. George cites only three) have such a legal structure. And we are hardly a Muslim country. Our Muslim population is sixth-tenths of one percent of the total. Buddhists outnumber them. So do Jehovah's Witnesses.

A more realistic danger is Klingon Law. "Star Trek" is still very popular in some parts of the country, and Klingon law has its attractive aspects. Beware the Trekkies!

John Culleton, Eldersburg

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