Friday, February 8, 2008

Surrendering to Sharia law in the UK

Sharia law already enforced in 10 courts (UK)


I'd be willing to bet that if one of these Sharia courts sentenced a Briton to death, amputation or lashing, and carried out the sentence, they'd be permitted to get away with it.

First of all, Britons are almost completely defenseless, by law and in any practical sense. You can go to jail there simply for punching someone who's invaded your home at night.

Secondly, the police can't be everywhere at once, and since (as in many US cities) they can take hours to show up at the scene of a crime, they're not going to be any use protecting anyone.

Thirdly, the "official" police and courts are probably terrified of the people who make up the Sharia power base in the UK. After all, the police, court officers and bureaucrats, and their family members, are as defenseless as everyone else in the UK (who's law-abiding).

This is the sad and inhumane end state of a society whose members have been unwilling, or unable, to defend themselves or their way of life from thugs of any sort, for a very long time.

It's not about disliking Muslims (or anyone else). It's about keeping a system alive that brings out the best, not the worst, in all of its citizens whatever their religion or background, and is able, in its strength, to welcome new members whatever their origin or creed.

I would say that if this trend continues, England as we have known it will in a generation or two be as extinct as Ionian Greece. And it's worth noting that some other European countries are in a not dissimilar position.

A sad, shameful, needless, harmful and entirely preventable loss.

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