David Barton is a Christian student of American history. In the following discussion with Jon Stewart (8:10-8:35) David Barton says the United States should allow Sharia Law in certain circumstances.
Jon Stewart: Do you feel like the majority in a locality should be able to determine?
David Barton: Yes, yes, and here in New York City, there’s schools that are 100 percent Hasidic Jewish, and I think they ought be allowed to have Hasidic Jewish practices there because all 100 percent kids are…
Jon Stewart: “So you would allow in like let’s say Dearborn, Michigan was a majority Muslim…
David Barton: “And it is …”
Jon Stewart: “You’d be alright with Sharia Law and the whole business?”
David Barton: “Sure, sure …”
Jon Stewart: “Well, that’s consistent.”
David Barton: But for somebody from the outside to come in and say “I don’t like that you can’t do it” that’s what I got trouble with.
This is the first conservative Christian I have heard arguing for Sharia Law in parts of the United States. Judging by Jon Stewart’s reaction, it sounds like a first for him also!