UPDATE: And for the Doubting Thomases and John McCains among my readers, here’s some corroboratory detail from Andrew Bostom (just in case you thought “hideous freedom-blighting and misogynistic ideology of sharia” was hyperbolic):
* The current (April/May 2012) issue of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs journal (JMMA) features two essays, introduced with lavish praise by Editor Saleha Abedin, which champion, unabashedly:
* The global hegemonic aspirations of major 20th century Muslim Brotherhood jihadist ideologues, such as the eminent Muslim Brotherhood theoretician, Sayyid Qutb (d. 1966), and Abul Hasan Nadwi (d. 1999)
The more expansive application of Sharia within Muslim minority communities residing in the West, with the goal of replacing these non-Muslim governing systems, as advocated by contemporary Muslim Brotherhood jihadist ideologues, Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Tahir Jabir al-Alwani.
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of America’s largest mainstream Muslims organizations, made an open declaration in its ICNA Member’s Hand Book, calling for the (re-)creation global Muslim Caliphate and the imposition of Sharia law in America.