Jihad in Europe and the Climate of Denial

* Newsflash: Jordan Revokes Citizenship of Pali-Arabs; World Yawns

Highlight of this video is Melanie Phillips, who is spot on:

UK: Muslim sheikh says that Sharia penal codes would benefit Britain

“We don’t want to be in conflict with the British legal system at all; we are not interfering with it. We are only concerned here with the religious aspect, no more than that.” The problem with this, as Dr. Hasan well knows, is that Sharia makes no such distinction. If it is to be made at all, it will have to be imposed artificially, and that in itself will create conflict.

“Sharia penal codes would benefit Britain says Muslim Sheikh Suhaib Hasan,” from The Times, July 21 (thanks to JW):

Hardline Islamic penal codes, such as the amputation of limbs as punishment for theft, would make Britain a safer and better place, the founder of the country’s oldest sharia court has told The Times.Sheikh Suhaib Hasan, the secretary of the Islamic Sharia Council, said that the enforcement of such laws was “something to bring you more peace and security”.

This is the conformity of fear, not the actual cultivation of virtue.

Dr Hasan, who presides over a sharia court in East London that rules on civil matters such as divorce, emphasised that he neither sought nor expected the implementation of the criminal penal code in Britain because it was not a Muslim country.He said, however, that problems such as knife crime would be better resolved if harsher punishments were meted out because they worked as a deterrent.

Acknowledging the controversy surrounding any notion of support for hardline Islamic law in Britain, he said that he was merely expressing his point of view as a devout Muslim….

Of course!

“We don’t want to be in conflict with the British legal system at all; we are not interfering with it. We are only concerned here with the religious aspect, no more than that,” he added.

Quote of the day:

“if they offer us the sun, or the moon, or a nice raise, or a passport, or a house in the suburbs or even a place to pray at the job, on the condition that we stop calling for Islam as a complete way of life – we should never do that, ever do that – unless and until Islam becomes victorious or we die in the attempt.”

“If the United States was in the Muslim world, the Muslims who are here would be calling and happy to see the Shariah applied, yes we would”

Calling for Sharia in the U.S., and the allegedly moderate American Muslim advocacy groups are silent. CAIR recently prevailed upon a group of Muslim panelists to drop off an American Library Association panel in Chicago rather than appear with me, whereupon the ALA dropped the panel — but about this conference they have been silent. The message? Resisting Sharia is, to CAIR, “bigotry.” Calling for Sharia, however, appears to be just fine with them.

An update on this story. “Hizb Ut-Tahrir: Shariah Takes Precedence over U.S. Constitution: Imam Promises to Fight ‘Until Islam Becomes Victorious or We Die in the Attempt,'” from IPT News, July 20 (thanks to JW)