Khizr Khan: Constitution ‘must always be subordinated to the Sharia’

Khizr Khan once wrote that all laws, including the Constitution, should be subordinated to Sharia law.
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Since he spoke at the Democratic National Convention, Khizr M. Khan, the father of an American Muslim soldier killed in combat, has become something of a media darling.  But what do we really know about this man?  According to a report posted at Breitbart.com on Tuesday, Khan published papers that support the supremacy of Islamic, or Sharia law — including the Constitution he championed at the DNC.

“…(T)he invariable and basic rules of Islamic law are only those prescribed in the Shari’ah,” Khan wrote in an academic paper in 1983 while studying in Saudi Arabia. “All other juridical works… must always be subordinated to the Shari’ah and open to reconsideration by all Muslims.”

Breitbart added:

He explains that Sharia is derived from the Quran and Sunnah, and that the Quran “is the absolute authority from which springs the very conception of legality and every legal obligation.”

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Khan then notes that Quranic law includes “constitutional law.”

“Family law is laid down in 70 injunctions; civil law in another 70; penal law in 30; jurisdiction and procedure in 13; constitutional law in 10; international relations in 25; and economic and financial order in 10,” he said.

Khan defers to an early Islamic jurist who ruled: “For every issue concerning a Muslim, either there is a binding text (of the Shariah) that rules it, or there is a guidance that may indicate the way to truth. If there is a text, then the Muslim has to follow it.”

A devout Muslim, Khan also cites two radical Muslim Brotherhood figures as scholarly sources — Said Ramadan and Muhammad Hamidullah.

“It’s not immediately clear if Khan has ever repudiated his earlier support for the anti-Constitutional principles of Sharia law,” Paul Sperry said.  Yet, Khan attacked Trump, asking if he had actually read the Constitution.

Khan, Sperry noted, “spoke admiringly” of “Allah K. Brohi, a pro-jihad Islamic jurist who was one of the closest advisers to late Pakistani dictator Gen. Zia ul-Haq, the father of the Taliban movement.”

Brohi, Sperry said, “advocated for the enforcement of the medieval Sharia punishments, known as ‘hudood’ (singular ‘hadd’), that were later adopted and carried out with brutal efficiency by the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan.”

Khan, Breitbart noted in another article, mysteriously deleted his law firm’s website from the Internet, but a snapshot can still be seen here.

Breitbart noted:

What’s perhaps interesting is that also on this website that he has now deleted, Khan revealed that he spent nearly a decade working for the mega-D.C. law firm Hogan & Hartson—now Hogan Lovells LLP—which connects him directly with the government of Saudi Arabia and the Clintons themselves. Saudi Arabia, which has retained the firm that Khan worked at for years, has donated between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton, despite the repeated urging of Trump, has refused to return the Clinton Cash money to the Saudis. What’s more, Hogan Lovells also did Hillary Clinton’s taxes—and helped acquire the patents for parts of the technology she used in crafting her illicit home-brew email server that the FBI director called “extremely careless” in handling classified information.

No wonder the Democrat-media complex is building this guy up…



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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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