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[–] let_them_eat_slogans 2 points 63 points (+65|-2) ago 

This headline/article is just sensationalist fearmongering. Look at the survey questions:

If shariah conflicts with the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which law should be considered supreme?

43% THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS

33% SHARIAH

“Shariah as interpreted by Islamic authorities is compatible with the U.S. Constitution, including freedom of speech and other rights.”

60% TOTAL AGREE

I guess a headline like "MAJORITY OF MUSLIMS FEEL THAT THEIR RELIGION IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE CONSTITUTION" doesn't fit the narrative.

And just so we're clear about how big of a problem it is, the Shariah-wanting Muslims currently make up approximately 0.001% of the US population. I'm sure we'll all be living under Islamic law any day now...

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[–] Ridwan 2 points 27 points (+29|-2) ago 

Good to see more people are checking sources. Have an upvoat mate.

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[–] plumpton 4 points 18 points (+22|-4) ago 

15% support only Shariah courts; 45% say Shariah should be interpreted by the individual; and, 47% say Shariah is a personal guide to practice of faith.

Honestly, this is less radical than Christian conservatives.

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[–] Kaizervonmaanen 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Especially considering that Sharia is all rules in the Qur'an and hadith. Including daily prayerprayer, fasting in Ramadan and giving 2.5% to charity. It basically means actually practicing Islam. Would be exactly the same as 47% of Christians saying going to church and following the Bible is a good way to practice faith.

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[–] Orthum 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Shhhhh don't tell them that. They get confused and scared easily.

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[–] Perigran 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

33% sharia isn't exactly a good number. Would like to see less than 10.

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[–] let_them_eat_slogans 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

57% of Republicans think we should establish Christianity as the national religion (pdf). So I'd say Muslims are a pretty minor concern by comparison.

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[–] NateThomas1979 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

How is it that 60% of the Muslim population thinks that Shariah law is compatible with the Constitution when it is a giant step backwards for women's rights? I'm not sure how these two coincide.

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[–] let_them_eat_slogans 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Same way Christians have made the bible compatible with the modern world - creatively interpreting it. According to the New Testament, women aren't even allowed to speak in church. Yet here we are in 2015 with female pastors.