In April 2013, the Pew Research Center released the results of a startling global survey amongst Islamic believers. As North American media outlets specifically made sure the information was ignored, you could be excused for not having heard of it before.
The survey, entitled THE WORLD’S MUSLIMS: RELIGION, POLITICS AND SOCIETY, focused on various aspects of Islamic belief, with an emphasis specifically on sharia law, politics and Islam’s relationship with society in general.
As the opening statement of their survey results revealed:
Overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center. But many supporters of sharia say it should apply only to their country’s Muslim population. (Emphasis mine)
Support for sharia law may be regional across the globe – and mostly centered in the Middle East, North Africa and pockets of Asia. However, within those regions an overwhelming majority of Islamists support it, which should be a huge concern to non-Muslims.
According to the survey findings, most Muslims believe sharia is the revealed word of God rather than a body of law developed by men based on the word of God:
Muslims also tend to believe sharia has only one true interpretation, but this opinion is far from universal; in some countries, substantial minorities of Muslims believe sharia should be open to multiple interpretations.
This belief in sharia law became much more foreboding, when Islamists were asked what they believe should be done with Muslim defectors – or apostates as Muslims prefer to call those who leave the Islamic faith.
That is, if one should decide to become a Christian, a Buddhist, an atheist or (God forbid, I’m sure they’d think) a Jew, what should happen to this individual?
Be prepared to die, was the stark answer from many parts of the world:
Once again, actual Islamist belief does not seem to be in keeping with the propaganda of a “Religion of Peace”, as perpetrated by both Western media and elected officials.
Countries like Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and others where sharia law is being propogated should therefore fully understand the implications of imposing the same.