AJS wrote:I'm not one to defend sharia but that's not quite accurate.
Sharia doesn't seek to annihilate Jews, although it sometimes amounts to the same thing. If it did then they would have managed to do it by now and there are still some Jews in Muslim countries. Up until the founding of Israel there were quite a lot.
Sharia has a fairly well developed system of subjugating none Muslims as dhimmi. A sort of second class status where they are allowed to live and practice their faith subject to certain conditions.
Over the course of history and in different parts of the Islamic world this has varied between living relatively freely alongside Muslims and outright persecution.
It's a horrible system which was largely ended in the Ottoman empire under pressure from the western powers in the 19th century. When we still had western powers. However it is not the outright genocide practiced by the Nazis.
I think you contradicted yourself a few times in your post, particularly in your second sentence.
I did state about Sharia Law, "if it eventually gains enough power." Right now, the West is far more powerful than the Islamic world, and it's not even remotely close. Israel alone with its nuclear might, could decimate every Muslim country if it so desired.
Frankly, ISIS is a good indicator of what Sharia Law, unchecked by world influences, would do to Jews and Christians. Current Muslim countries, again are significantly weaker than Western countries, and therefore need trade, etc with the West to survive in today's modern world. So they are not going to overtly look to murder Jews and Christians. Whereby ISIS doesn't care what the world thinks - they are an example of Sharia Law at its purest.