The rise of Sharia Law in Britain.

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Islam
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New local guidelines from the Stoke-on- Trent city council in England has issued a new dictate to primary and secondary schools.

A row has erupted after schools were given ridiculous guidance to rearrange exams and even cancel lessons during the month of Ramadan.  Council chiefs were accused of excessive political correctness and pandering to minorities by issuing an edict to Primary and secondary schools on how to avoid offending Muslim pupils.

1 The guidance includes cancelling sex education lessons as Muslims are expected to avoid sexual thoughts during fasting.

2 Teachers were told not to hold parents meetings and social events after school if they clash with prayers or meal times.  Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

3. They are also told avoid swimming lessons to avoid the risk that Muslims swallow water as nothing must pass their lips.

4. Teachers are told that fasting children should avoid excessive exertion during PE lesions as a they may become dehydrated.

5. Pupils eligible for schools meals should be allowed to take them home.

An article by the Daily Express Monday 12 July 2010

A local council spokesman has said that it was up to the individual head teacher whether or not to implement the guidance.  Now personally if it was up to the head teacher why bother given the guidance in the first place.  Surely the head teacher would already be aware of what children he has at his school.  It becomes obvious that to exclude a child from Lessons will be detrimental to their education.  To change the overall running of the school to cater for the few is detrimental to the education of the whole school.  In such cases it could be argued that sharia law is already running certain parts of our society.

It has long been of the opinion of many that Muslim Law is slowly coming in through the back door and eventually affecting those who have no desire to be Moslems.  In the end we could land up loosing our freedom all in the name of freedom and equality.

While it seems Christians are being arrested, beaten, tortured and imprisoned on a regular basis in countries where freedom of conscience is denied.  We have beauracats pampering to hand our freedom over to Islam.  It just becomes a matter of time before these so-called guidelines begin to affect the general public.  But then these guidelines will be more than just guidelines.

HERE IS A QUICK DEFINITION OF SHARIA LAW BY ONE LAW FIRM.

  • “Shariah: God’s eternal and immutable will for humanity as expressed in the Quran and Muhammad’s example. “
    • Sharia law – Islamic law involves not only tortuous and mostly literal interpretations of ancient Muslim traditions and Arab tribal customs, and of a religious book written in about 632 (the Koran) which took – but also modified – many of those customs.
    • To that mix, there have been several subsequent religious texts and schools of thought (such as the Sunna), which is itself an interpretation of the Koran.
    • Even more: to this is added a plethora of alleged sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (530-632) and his successors.
    • Each of the approximately 50 Islamic states and countries that have, to varying degrees, Sharia law, has applied layers of doctrine upon the original religious texts resulting in a multitude of different interpretations and different legal results.
    • In The Legal Companion (2005), author V. Powell writes:

“MUSLIM COUNTRIES ENFORCE THE SHARIA TO DIFFERENT EXTENTS.

“Iran and Saudi Arabia apply it to all areas of life….

“The Sharia is also interpreted differently within different branches of Islam.”

Further, in the context of Sharia law practitioners or courts which operate outside of Muslim or Islamic states but within other jurisdictions, the practice of Sharia law is consistently represented as flexible and reconciliatory in nature; a far cry from the protestations of Muslim jurists in states which are primarily Muslim.

Some countries, such as Tunisia, have hybrid systems, rejecting Sharia law in most instances yet relying it in others, such as in the area of divorce and family law, inheritance, contracts and banking.

To some Sharia jurists, the Sharia applies only to Muslims and does not technically apply to non-Muslims such as Christians (eg. Malaysia and Indonesia as of 2008). In other jurisdictions, such as Sudan (as of 2008), the application of the Shari law to non-Muslims – with all the attendant punishments – is considered unfair and unjust.

THUS, IT IS DIFFICULT TO SPEAK OF SHARIA AS A DISTINCT OR COHESIVE BODY OF LAW.

One consistent feature is that, by design of the Islam prophet Muhammad, and his Koran, Islamic or Sharia law reaches far deeper into the control of the personal and moral life of the people who are bound to it than, for example, those jurisdictions governed by  civil Law or common law systems.

For example, in Sharia law, it is forbidden for post-pubescent women to expose their faces in public.

The use of alcohol and the consumption of pork are prohibited.

Because the governments are often theocratic, any criticism of the government is taken as blasphemy, for which the Sharia prescribes prison or death.

Sharia law is often taken to task by common law or civil law jurisdictions for the perceived cruelty and gender-bias of its content. For example, this extract from a 2006 article published in the international law review of Loyola Law School at Los Angeles:

“In 2002, a Nigerian Sharia court sentenced Amina Lawal to be stoned to death for having a child out-of-wedlock; in contrast, the man named as the father denied responsibility, and as a result, the court dropped charges against him.

“In another case, teenager Bariya Magazu asserted that she was raped by three men and became pregnant as a result. Because she had sex outside of marriage, a Sharia court sentenced her to one hundred lashes, even though seven people corroborated her story. The men accused of the rape received no punishment.

“The extreme bias against women is apparent in sentences of adultery or fornication under Sharia. A woman is convicted simply by becoming pregnant, but a man is not condemned unless four people can testify that they witnessed the normally private acts of adultery or fornication.

“Countries such as Nigeria impose flogging, stoning, or severing off a hand … all of which are deterrent punishments for serious crimes mentioned in the (Koran).”

  • Generally, a person alleged to have violated Sharia laws in the states governed by them would not be pursued, or apprehended, in states not governed by Sharia laws.
  • Many states which implement Sharia law have blasphemy statutes which  punishes by prison or death any person who such as preaching Christianity or the distribution of Christian items.

  • In Refash Party v Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights adopted these words:
    • “It is difficult to declare one’s respect for democracy and human rights while at the same time supporting a regime based on sharia, which clearly diverges from values (of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms), particularly with regard to its criminal law and criminal procedure, its rules on the legal status of women and the way it intervenes in all spheres of private and public life in accordance with religious precepts….”In the Court’s view, a political party whose actions seem to be aimed at introducing Sharia in a State party to the Convention can hardly be regarded as an association complying with the democratic ideal that underlies the whole of the Convention.”

IF I HAVE READ THIS RIGHT DEMOCRACY AND SHARIA LAW DO NOT  MIX.

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  1. TO SQUAT OR NOT TO SQUAT THAT IS THE QUESTION?

    To show how far Britain is going down the toilet. No pun intended. A recent news report reveals that the standard public toilet is in for a change.

    While the report may be of a minor inconvenience to some, the fact that Britain is willing to go over heals in catering for many along cultural lines again shows how quickly this country is being changed.

    Britain is changing but what into?

    I must apologise for any offence in bringing such a subject up. However this just becomes another landmark and one of many along the road to the changing face of Britain.

    This lavatory decision came about when employees were sent on a cultural awareness course, which is really a fancy term for a re-education course. Communism had a lot to say about re-education courses. However the west used to call it brainwashing.

    Criticism of the decision was denied by the shopping chain involved. While it said it was simply catering for the needs of its local Asian customers, and rejected any suggestions of the “Islamification” of the great British toilet.

    Sometimes when we think of an invation we think of mass landings from assult crafts. Where thousands are embarked onto some foreign shore. But what if the invation actually takes decades to embark. The change is so slow people dont notice. The policy is not an instant change but a gradual one. Policy change here, a new feature there. compromise in the short term, but in the long term a compliete change of society.

    The report reads:

    “For centuries, the great British loo has been a matter of envy to the rest of the world.
    Thanks to the efforts of pioneers like the legendary Thomas Crapper, we have long since led the world in comfort and hygiene.

    Now, however, that could be about to change.
    For most of us, the squat toilet is nothing more than a staple of horror stories about old-fashioned French service stations or the exploits of adventurous backpackers in far-flung parts of India.

    But this basic form of plumbing, also known as a Turkish toilet or Nile pan, could be coming to a shopping centre near you – and all in the name of cultural sensitivity.
    From next week, shoppers in Rochdale who push open the cubicle door expecting the reassuring sight of a modern, clean lavatory could instead be faced with little more than a hole in the ground.

    Bosses of the Greater Manchester town’s Exchange mall have installed two as part of an upgrade costing several thousand pounds after attending a cultural awareness course run by a local Muslim community activist.

    A familiar sight in parts of the Middle East, and still sometimes seen in France and Italy, the toilets require users to squat above them, rather than sitting.

    With one in ten of Rochdale’s population of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin, centre managers say they have been told some members of the local Asian community prefer them for cultural reasons”

    “Proponents of what some campaigners call the natural posture toilet claim there are health benefits to squatting, rather than sitting.

    Canterbury Prison recently installed one for foreign inmates as part of a £17,000 upgrade.

    But they are regarded as unhygienic and backward in many parts of the world – infamously, a controversial sculpture briefly displayed at EU offices in Brussels last year lampooning member states depicted Bulgaria as a squat toilet.

    MIKE BONE, OF THE BRITISH TOILET ASSOCIATION, WARNED THE WASHING FACILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH SQUAT TOILETS COULD POSE A HYGIENE HAZARD.

    ‘We really don’t see a need for them,’ he said.
    ‘Space for public toilets in places like shopping centres is already at a premium, and if this is meant to cater for Muslims we would point out that the vast majority use normal toilets in their own homes.”

    What Mike Bone has said poses an interesting point.
    If most Asian people have normal toilets at home and their children have been brought up with the traditional British style toilets. WHY introduce these Eastern style toilets at all?

    Are they really catering for their customers or is there a longer term strategy that hopes to see a Britain that many will no longer recognise. In this aspect I am convinced it is.

    SO BE WARNED NOW!

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