Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday defended Pam Geller, the anti-Muslim activist who organized the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, and her warnings about the spread of Islam in the United States.
“Sharia law has already been implemented in this country,” Limbaugh said on his radio show, dismissing critics of Geller.
Limbaugh cited a New Jersey court case in which a judge ruled that a woman could not get a restraining order against her Muslim husband after he allegedly raped her. According to the Washington Post, the judge argued that the man acted on his Muslim beliefs and did not have “a criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault.” However, an appellate court overturned the original ruling and ordered a restraining order, according to the Washington Post.
“A judge in New Jersey found that he could not be charged with it, much less found guilty, because there’s no rape in his religion,” Limbaugh said about the case. “That’s Sharia. Now, it’s not Sharia that has become American law, but it’s been implemented.”
Limbaugh said that the “outrage” over Indiana’s religious freedom law shows what the U.S. would be like under Sharia law.
“The media is running around going door-to-door looking for a bigot. They found this young woman and her family that owned a pizzeria,” he said, referencing the pizzeria that vowed never to cater a gay wedding. “Everybody in the country came descending on the state of Indiana. That’s an example of what Sharia would be like. You must conform, you must like, you must agree, you must comport, you must do what we want or else.”