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Shariah in the United States, once fully implemented (gradually, so as not to alarm us, a process already begun) would mean the end of America’s constitutional protections. Women would be required to obey their husbands (no matter how outrageous the demand). Charges of rape would require multiple male witnesses. Adultery, homosexuality and conversion from Islam to another faith would be punishable by death.

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, has urged that the United States release the “Blind Sheik,” mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Mr. McCarthy is betting Americans will push back on that one as well as other affronts to American justice.

Wes Vernon is a veteran journalist whose career included 25 years with CBS Radio. His column appears regularly at