Why sharia is incompatible with Western law

David P. Goldman (“Spengler”) writing at Asia Times Online: “More than the Koran’s sanction of wife-beating, the legal grounds on which the Koran sanctions it reveals an impassable gulf between Islamic and Western law. The sovereign grants inalienable rights to every individual in Western society, of which protection from violence is foremost. Every individual stands in direct relation to the state, which wields a monopoly of violence. Islam’s legal system is radically different: the father is a ‘governor’ or ‘administrator’ of the family, that is, a little sovereign within his domestic realm . . . ”

Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights . . . “