Sherman Jackson of USC speaks at U. Tenn. tonight, and UT profs are assuring everyone that Shariah is compatible with the US Constitution. Here's Jackson's advice on making Americans accept Islamic punishments, including "flogging or amputation":
. . . notions of what is cruel and unusual, of what is barbaric, of what is draconian (which is the real basis upon which America rejects these punishments) are a function of culture, not law. It is only through changes in American culture that American attitudes towards such things are likely to change.