Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sharia Law & Britain's Decline

I ran across this article by A. Millar in the Brussels Journal: “From Magna Carta to Sharia Law – Britain’s Decline” Here is the first part of it:

“Before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, few [of] us knew anything about Islam, and no one had heard of sharia law. A couple of years ago even, it seemed unimaginable that Britain would adopt Islamic law.

“We have sunk further and quicker than we thought possible. Today we learned that sharia courts (which have operated illegally in Britain until now) are being re-classed as tribunal hearings, making their judgments legally binding. According to the Daily Express, ‘new powers have been given to tribunals in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Two more courts are being planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh.’ According to the Daily Mail, this ‘[…] new network of courts […] agree[s] to be bound by traditional sharia law, and under the 1996 Arbitration Act the court's decisions can then be enforced by the county courts or the High Court.’

“It is almost unbelievable that this should occur in a modern, democratic, Western country, and, moreover, under a government that claims to be liberal, and to care about the right of women and homosexuals among others. But, tracing the actions of the pro-Islamic Labour Party, and of modern liberalism more generally, it should have been predictable. Modern liberalism is not a force for human rights and equality (though it still uses these terms where they can be of use in breaking down British tradition); it is a selfish urge for freedom for one’s own self – others be damned. Multiculturalism frees the liberal from the demands of ‘culture.’ Mass immigration frees him from the need to know his history. Invoking the Inquisition of three hundred years ago frees him from having to confront the reality of Islamic fundamentalism. The establishment of sharia law no doubt frees him from holding any position whatsoever.

“I have pointed out before, that the Labour government has colluded with extremist Muslims, even employing a Holocaust denier as an advisor on Muslim affairs. Ken Livingstone, the former Left-wing Mayor of London, has also openly embraced Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a man who believes that wives can be beaten into submission, that homosexuals should be executed, and pregnant Israeli women should be murdered. The UK’s Left-wing Respect Coalition Party asserts that opposition to radical Islam is “the new racism,” and this dangerous sentiment is now received wisdom among those closer to the center of the political spectrum. But Islam is neither a race nor ethnicity, but a religion, and one that has Asian, Black, and White followers. A 2006 UK government report entitled ‘Young Muslims and Extremism,’ notes that a significant number of White Britons were being drawn into Islamic terrorism, and we have seen a few example of White Muslim jihadis since then. . . .”


Just one more quote: “Conservatives and Christians have criticized the so-called “gay lifestyle,” and liberals have always furiously denounced those conservatives and Christians for saying this. But liberals are those who have remained utterly silent when extremist Muslim clerics have called for the execution of homosexuals or the beating of women.”

I’ve discussed this before: criticize Islamism and Sharia Law and some Liberal will rise to their defense. They defend Islamists for some of the same things (not all, but the examples provided above) they attack Conservatives and Christians for. How do they justify this inconsistency? They don’t, at least I have never seen evidence of this justification. In one of the last discussions I had on that subject a few years ago, a Left-wing lady asserted with some vehemence that the “Christian Right” was the real danger to freedom in America.

Left-Wing Liberals seem to take comfort in politically correctness and “everyone is doing it.” “Why study history when we liberals are more political correct than anyone we could possibly read about?” One reason is that your Political Correctness has no substance. It is wafted this way and that by each new Liberal “Rock Star.” Islamism may be primitive and unpleasant, but it has substance. Modern day [Left-Wing] Liberalism won’t be able to stand against it, and it doesn’t seem to want to.

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