*Recent criticism regarding Shariah Law is all out of wack for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The NBA legend responded to all the talk about Shariah Law endorsing the killing homosexuals, raping and making women subservient to men during an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures”with Maria Bartiromo.” He said the foregoing interpretation is “crazy” as well as an attempt by critics to make Muslims “the villain.”
According to The Blaze, Abdul-Jabbar’s response came after host Maria Bartiromo referenced Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s comments about not wanting a Muslim in the White House who hadn’t renounced Shariah Law.
“We know that Shariah Law means killing homosexuals, women are subservient to men,” she said while prompting Abdul-Jabbar to, “Tell me about Shariah law.”
“Islam does not OK the things that you just mentioned, killing people, rape, all of these things that have been associated now with Shariah law. That’s crazy,” the sports icon told Bartiromo. “None of the people that have that criticism of Shariah law have checked out the law. Because it’s not even for non-Muslims. Shariah law is for the ruling of an Islamic state. So Shariah law could never apply here in America because America is a very diverse place. So they’ve got it all wrong. They don’t know what the law states, actually. And they want to distort it in order to make Muslims the villain. And there’s enough real villainy going on without people inventing it.”
To see Abdul-Jabbar’s interview with Bartiromo, check out the video below: