FrontPageMagazine.com recently interviewed Vijay Kumar, who is seeking the Republican nomination in a Tennessee primary Congressional race set for August. He is running on an anti-Sharia platform. Kumar was born in Hyderabad, India, in 1954. During the late 1970s, he worked in human resources for a European construction company that sent him to work in Iran. From 1977 to 1979 he witnessed the radical transformation of Iran from a modern nation to a repressed, fundamentalist state. He emigrated to the US in 1979 and has lived in Nashville for twenty years.
According to Kumar, the main focus of his campaign is the War on Terror. Kumar believes that many politicians do not seem to realize that our struggle is against more than just “terror.” Terrorism is just one tactic being used by Islamic extremists to force their way of life on the rest of the world. He sees this is a struggle over whether the West will be ruled under Sharia law.
Sharia is a set of laws designed to apply not just to Muslims, but to non-Muslims as well. Everyone, believer and unbeliever alike, is supposed to live a life based upon Mohammed’s teachings. However, unbelievers are given distinctly different treatment than believers. Sharia law is not based on logic or a belief in natural equality. It is based on religious customs, and part of its design is to elevate believers over non-believers.
Kumar thinks that secular progressives and Islam share many of the same values. Both believe a central authority should control all things. Both insult and denigrate their opponents and see themselves as victors in the movement of history. He states, “The fight against Political Islam should have been led by the liberal intellectuals in our universities, but instead they deliberately and systematically support a seventh century totalitarian ideology that negates all forms of rational thinking, intellectual pursuit, and pluralism – the very ideals which are supposed to be central to the philosophy of the Left. The Liberals have become the lackeys of Islamic imperialism in their words and deeds.”
Kumar points out that Sharia denies the values of our Constitutional government and that it has been the constant goal of radical Islam to make all peoples submit to Sharia. He believes we should demand that all our politicians make their position on Sharia law clear. He wants to pass laws that ensure the brutality of Sharia law can never be applied to an American woman.
“It is a moral imperative to oppose the nations that practice Sharia Law,” says Kumar. ”We must start scrutinizing way more carefully immigration from Sharia practicing nations. Why should we let on our shores those who want to install and live by Sharia?”
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