Letters to the Editor

What people are saying about that anti-sharia protest in Roseville

Roseville police officers talk with anti-sharia law demonstrators during a political rally near the Westfield Galleria in Roseville on Saturday.
Roseville police officers talk with anti-sharia law demonstrators during a political rally near the Westfield Galleria in Roseville on Saturday. rbenton@sacbee.com

Bigotry

Re “Anti-sharia rally draws hundreds of supporters, counterprotesters to Roseville” (Page 1B, June 11): The anti-sharia protesters in Roseville did not fool anyone with their fake patriotism and thinly disguised bigotry. The protesters’ claims that ISIS-style sharia law somehow will be imposed in America is about as credible as a threat of rabid unicorn infestation. As an American and a Roseville resident, I was disgusted by their presence.

Douglas Purdy, Roseville

Sharia law

What these anti-sharia protesters don’t seem to understand is that the U.S. Constitution prohibits the establishment of any religion by Congress. Any code of law pertaining to a particular religion that was intended to apply to all citizens would never pass constitutional muster. Of all the challenges facing our country at this time, the imposition of Islamic sharia law is not one of them.

Fred Sugar, Sacramento

Reform Islam

Sharia law is not compatible with democracy. Under swharia law, religious leaders have the final word, not the voter. Sharia dictates the second class status of women and justifies killing people who don’t convert to Islam. Just as Christianity and Judaism have gone through reformation, Islam must reform.

John Daniels, Lakeport

Roseville police

A group of us from Sun City participated in the Indivisible Unity Rally. Anti-Muslim demonstrators were across Roseville Parkway from us, but we felt safe, thanks to the Roseville Police Department. The officers were cheerful, polite, calm and professional at all times. Many thanks to them.

Sandra Speight, Lincoln

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