Friday, July 04, 2008

Sharia for some muslims will mean sharia for all muslims

The liberal establishment is out again, trying to be all understanding about Sharia law. Today's contribution is from Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the Lord Chief Justice.

He makes a number of key mistakes:

    1) Sharia courts already operate in the UK.
    2) He ignores the impact of coercion. As has been reported else where many Muslim communities create the ability for people to live lives in a parallel Muslim world ( indeed this has been the stated aim of a number of Islamic radicals ). What choice will say a young woman really have of taking an issue up with the English courts (as should be her right as a freeborn Englishwoman ), when people like the Lord Chief Justice have condemned 'muslims' to use another legal code ? There will be unbearable social pressure, and worse in a country where honour killings go on ( who knows how many - as the police are too scared to push the issue ).
    3) It is in effect setting up an official state within a state.

Point 2 is close to racism, as its saying we will condemn Muslims who wanted to live under English law to the theocracy of their local community. Point 3 almost guarantees further bloodshed.

What are these people, such as Lord Phillips, thinking ? Or perhaps what is it they really want ?

I think its time to start questioning the motives of the multicuturalists. When know their system doesn't work, and we must assume so do they. So what are they trying to bring about ?


Letters From A Tory said...

They are trying to bring about appeasement on a national basis, rather than standing up for some basic principles of community cohesion and legality.

Gallimaufry said...

People are already able to resolve disputes outside of the courts system by means of mediators so long as both parties agree to the decision. The right to go to court remains, however.
I would be happy for freely consenting muslims to use sharia law to settle inter-communal civil disputes provided that English Law takes precedence in any areas of conflict.

Man in a Shed said...

gallimaufry - the problem is that they won't be freely consenting.

The pressure for everyone who defined themselves as a Muslim culturally to use these courts will become over whelming ( much as covering your head can become for female Muslims in certain areas ).

So what the liberal establishment is really doing is removing access to the English law for large numbers of the most vulnerable people. It seems they just don't care and that I imagine has its roots in racism.

Mark Wadsworth said...

You've all ignored the most terrifying part of the out-of-touch upper-class England-hating twat's speech:

"It must be recognised, however, that any sanctions for a failure to comply with the agreed terms of mediation would be drawn from the laws of England and Wales. Severe physical punishments such as flogging, stoning and the cutting off of hands would not be acceptable yet", he said.

OK, I inserted the word 'yet', but you get my drift.

Travis Bickle said...

Thin end of the wedge, as anyone with an iota of common sense knows only too well.

As soon as any recognition of sharia law is "tolerated" within our system the snowball towards full compliance starts its inevitable journey downhill