A Verse For Vaxing Times

A Verse For Vaxing Times

By Michael Copeland

Acknowledge and Obey

The government will tell you what you can and cannot do.
Pay attention carefully to what’s arranged for you.
They’ll issue further guidance. You must follow what they say.
Remember this, perform it well — acknowledge and obey.

From a fatwa issued by the association of lawyers for Sharia in America, artfully titled “Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America”:

For things which have been stipulated in the texts of Islam, the Muslim community possesses no power except to acknowledge and obey…”

— Dr. Salah al Sawy

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