Letter to the editor: Yale Law School embraces Islam

CBN News reported that the Yale Law School is sending a booklet entitled, “Reading the Koran as a Law Book” to some of its alumni.

Evangelist Pat Robertson was one of the alumni who received the unsolicited booklet and he was shocked.  Robertson said he did not request the booklet.

The booklet is from a lecture by Joseph Lowry an associate professor from The University of Pennsylvania. Lowry believes the Koran should be taken seriously as a book of laws.

“Islamic law has a long and proud tradition, which encompasses great intellectual achievements,” said Yale law school Dean Robert C. Post.

The writer for CBN News mused: What might those intellectual achievements be? Beheadings, wife abuse, amputations, silencing opposition with brutality, and executing homosexuals?

In addition, a Saudi Arabian Sheikh established a department school at Yale this year and he hopes it will become the top destination for the study of Sharia.  A Saudi Arabian banking and real estate CEO Abdallah S. Kamel, aka HE Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, gave a $10 million gift to create the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale Law School.

Yale will for some unknown reason ensure the center’s work is integrated into the life of the law school. Since Islamic law and Sharia are in direct conflict with U.S. law and our constitution, it is unclear as to why it has to be integrated into the U.S. law school. According to the Christian Science Monitor, The Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization aims to become the top destination for the study of Sharia.  And Yale announced their appreciation of the $10 million gift on their website:

“Mr. Kamel’s extraordinary generosity will open up exciting new opportunities for Yale Law School and for the entire university,” said President Salovey. “The Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization will enhance research opportunities for our students and other scholars and enable us to disseminate knowledge and insights for the benefit of scholars and leaders all over the world.

“The center will bring prominent scholars of Islam to the Yale campus for public lectures, seminar discussions, visiting fellowships, and visiting professorships, attracting students from the Law School and other schools at the university to its lectures and other opportunities for collaboration.”

“The creation of this center reflects the growing interest at Yale and other academic institutions in a deeper understanding of Islamic law, history, and culture,” said Dean Post. “Islamic law has a long and proud tradition, which encompasses great intellectual achievements. It is also a subject of immense contemporary importance. There is a tremendous need for an interdisciplinary center to support scholarship in the field. The Abdallah S. Kamel Center meets this need.”

Professor Kronman, co-director of the Yale Sharia law school, said, “Islamic law is all the more deserving of intellectual attention because many people have views of the subject that are not very well informed.”

Our nation is under attack from radical Islamic terrorists, and yet, our president wants to allow more Islamic refugees to enter this nation.  The top officials of the FBI and the CIA say “it is impossible to do background checks on all these refugees to determine if they intend to do harm to this nation.” The teachings of Islam and Sharia law are in direct conflict with the Holy Bible and the Constitution of the United States.  And yet, Yale University [and who knows how many others] want to introduce this anti-American propaganda to our young people.

Have we completely lost our senses?  We need to repent and seek God’s forgiveness, mercy, and protection before it’s too late.