WorldNetDaily’s Molotov Mitchell is out with a new video decrying the right-wing’s traditional method of attacking Sharia law. Mitchell points out some blatant hypocrisy among conservatives, as many of the draconian rules found in Islamic law are also found in the Bible, which many Republicans want to use to craft civil law. But as a self-proclaimed “zealot,” don’t expect Mitchell to make a case for classical liberalism or secular government.
Instead, Mitchell argues that the government should impose laws according to the Bible. According to Mitchell’s view, people should therefore be executed for breaking the Sabbath, blasphemy, homosexuality, adultery, sex before marriage (for women), among other offenses. Mitchell later says that Old Testament law is preferable to Islamic law because it does not require “amputating hands,” but clearly he missed Deuteronomy 25:11-12: “If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.”