Dr. Bill Warner has done a comparison of Shariah versus the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). What follows is from a video of Dr. Warner’s titles Human Rights, Shariah Wrong. Thanks to Dr. Warner for his work in compiling the differences.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a proclamation of the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948. Representatives from around the world with different legal and cultural backgrounds made the compilation.
The UDHR was adopted as General Assembly resolution 217 A. It sets out fundamental human rights that are to receive universal protection. Its translation extends into over 500 languages.
Islam claims to have the supreme moral system. Believers call it Sharia, the Path. They say things like, this is how we practice our religion. But Shariah has to do with much more than religion.
Exactly, what is the system of Sharia? How does it compare with the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948? So let’s talk about Shariah and human rights.
Rights and Wrongs
All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights. This has general acceptance in America and under the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. However, under Sharia, all humans are not equal. The Shariah says the Kafirs do not have dignity. Under Shariah, the Kafirs are the worst form of animal. In Islam Kafir are known as unclean. Shariah is unacceptable.
It is a human right to have freedom of thought, conscience and religion. We are all entitled to think for ourselves, to have your own ideas. This includes critical thought. This has general acceptance in America and under the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Under the Sharia: Islam rejects critical thought because you may come up with unacceptable ideas. Those would be ideas that violate the teachings of the Shariah, the Quran and/or the Sunnah of Muhammad. Therefore critical thought is inferior and may even get you killed. Shariah is unacceptable.
Every person has the right to life, liberty and security of person. This has general acceptance in America and under the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Under the Sharia: As Europeans are discovering once you have a lot of Muslims on the street at night your women no longer have freedom and security. Shariah is wrong to deny these rights. Shariah is unacceptable.
Torture, equality, freedom of ideas and speech
No one shall be subject to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. This has general acceptance in America and under the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Under the Sharia: Torture and degrading people is allowed. Muhammad used torture more than once to get information he needed. Torture is wrong, but it is a Shariah unacceptable.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. There should be a uniform law for all citizens, one law equally applicable to all. This has general acceptance in America and under the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Under the Sharia: Sharia says no. This is not a human right. Shariah courts have a separate way of looking at women and men. Shariah courts separate believers and Kafirs. There is not one law for all in Shariah. There are different laws for different classes of people. Only Muslims have the right to life. Shariah is unacceptable.
Everyone has the right to freedom of ideas and speech. Shariah has blasphemy laws. Violation of its blasphemy laws can be punished with death. Everyone has the right of freedom of expression and in all forms of expression. Shariah says art is very limited both in music, sculpture and painting.
Truth, wife beating, inbreeding, freedom of opinion and expression
A person’s speech should be truthful, especially under oath. That is both a right and a responsibility we have to other human beings. If you are a Muslim you can deceive the Kafir even under oath. That is a Shariah wrong.
Every wife has the right not to be beaten. This is a human right. But the Shariah says no, not so. If you are believer in Islam, under certain circumstances, you have permission to beat your wife. Sharia law says so and the Sunnah of Muhammad says so.
Every child has the right to not have inbred parents. Inbreeding is a crime against future generations. Shariah says that is not a right. First cousin marriage is permissible under the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad. Inbreeding receives encouragement.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. This has general acceptance in America and under the UN Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Everyone has the right to freedom of religion. It is wrong to kill apostates. It is wrong to kill.
Understanding the demands of Sharia
Sharia is inferior in the matter of Human rights. Shariah law has many demands which have nothing to do with religion. What they do is support a totalitarian system of thought, particularly in politics. Shariah is in many things inhumane and inferior to the UN Declarations of Human Rights.
To fight a fascistic and misogynistic ideology like Islamism, it is necessary for adherents of egalitarian-Western principles to first understand the motivations of Islamists. Make no mistake, the reasons Islamists advance for just about everything they do finds basis, almost exclusively, in their religious ideology. Comparison of Shariah versus the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) highlights important differences.