I only just got around to reading Marc Sheppard’s superb article about Shari’a, its rise in the West among Muslim communities, and these communities’ demands that Shari’a law be generally introduced to the West. The article is, as I indicated, fantastic, but I almost wish I hadn’t read it. It’s terribly depressing. I was just saying today that, if I knew back when I had children that we would be committing cultural suicide, I might not have had children at all. Reading articles such as this one, and pairing them with the West’s utter inability to understand the threat against it, and it’s ineffectual attempts either to battle or placate it, makes me suspect that I’ve brought my children into a world of woe, and not one I would wish upon a beloved child. My life will be over decades before their lives. They, however, may have to live in the grim world of Shari’a, unless we, in this generation, get our act together soon:
Steal a loaf of bread and one or both of your upper extremities will be hacked off at the wrist. Get caught holding hands with your same-sex fiancé and the only thing the two of you will ever share again is a slow, painful, death. Are you a married woman who’s just suffered the brutality of gang-rape? Well, you’ll find either four males your attackers were stupid enough to allow to bear witness to the crime, or find yourself guilty of adultery—a fate far worse than anything you suffered during the actual assault. Adulterers, and others deemed accountable for acts “incompatible with chastity,” are wrapped head-to-toe mummy style, buried in sand up to their chests, and slowly and brutally stoned to death by their neighbors.
Welcome to the merciless world of Islamic Sharia Law, where religious “scholars” sit as judges and juries. This medieval system of “justice” oversees countless stonings (video), beheadings, crucifixions, and often-fatal floggings in Islamic theocracies each year. But the system is not confined to those lands only.
A growing number of countries with Muslim majorities are, while maintaining secular constitutions and penal codes, imposing religious law for family and civil matters.
Europe’s Left have turned a blind-eye to reality in favor of the furtherance of their quixotic social-engineering experiment – multiculturalism. For these misguided appeasers, sharing a ferocious antipathy toward the U.S, Israel, and capitalism with most Muslims has, unfortunately, obscured the fact that Islamic core tenets are vehemently and diametrically opposed to those of their own. This has created a dangerously bi-cultural environment—the perfect breeding ground for political extortion.
According to a very disturbing February 2006 ICM opinion poll, 40% of British Muslims want Sharia law introduced into parts of the country. The dread of “home-grown” terrorism originating from their own soil last month provided Muslim leaders a unique blackmail opportunity to further those wishes.
Following the recently defused airline bomb terror plot, Dr. Syed Aziz Pasha, the Secretary General of the Union of Muslim Organizations in the UK and Ireland met with British government officials. During the talks, the Muslim leader had the gall to suggest that the introduction of Sharia Law, together with special bank holidays for Muslim religious festivals, would help to “combat terror” in Britain.
If you’d like a glimpse at the world as it could be, and a powerful incentive to keep the world from going toward this grim end, don’t stop with the material I’ve quoted above. Read the whole thing.