Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Karl Albrecht Schachtschneider on Sharia Law

Karl Albrecht Schachtschneider, Professor of Law at Erlangen-Nurnbert University, and well-known critic of the EU is here interviewed by the RT: http://rt.com/news/eu-doomed-failure-schachtschneider-051/

Schachtschneider has a poor opinion of the European Union and its currency, but at one point the reporter asked, “Multiculturalism has failed, say European leaders. But what are the actual consequences of that failure?”

Schachtschneider responded with “If by multiculturalism you mean people from southern Europe, Germany, northern Europe, Hungary, Poland, Russia, all European nations, living together, then no, it has not failed. There is no problem at all.

“The problem is with the Muslims. It’s not the people who constitute the problem, but Islam. And Islam comes with Muslim people. They build active groups that promote Islam and advocate the establishment of Sharia law. And Sharia law, particular its criminal section, is absolutely impossible for European relationships. We have religious pluralism in Europe and not a single religion is dominant. But Islam is the religion that tolerates another religion as long as it has no power.

“Secularization was the biggest political event for Europe. It meant that state and church were divided and no one is entitled to impose its religion. I am determined against any tolerance of Sharia law. But it has nothing to do with tolerating Muslim people.”

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