Funny, there will be no Christian riots. No streets blocked and piles of tires burned in faraway places. No protests to the U.N. to impose itself on other nations to stop criticism of Christianity. That proves it can be done: insults protested, but allowed to pass non-violently. Imagine that.
Or is self-control just for the kuffar, as it so often appears to be similarlyÂ reserved for women?
“Muslim students in Malawi desecrate New Testaments,” fromÂ Catholic Culture, October 28 (thanks to JW)
Zimbabwe’s white farmers face new violent surge
Stealing from whites and murdereing them if they resist has become a sport for black thugs:
Deon Theron, head of the Commercial Farmers Union that represents Zimbabwe’s dwindling number of white farmers – some 300 whites still hold farmland – said the attacks followed an announcement last month from President Robert Mugabe that scheduled a constitutional referendum and national elections early next year. He said police and security authorities have refused to act against a new wave of “violence, evictions and occupations” in the build-up to polling. (WaPo)
Two farmers have
diedbeen murdered in robberies and at least three have been forced from their homes in the Banket district, 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Harare, in the past two weeks.
Two farms owned by German and French investors have also been seized despite bilateral investment protection agreements. Claims by another 13 evicted farmers of Dutch origin for compensation under investment agreements between Zimbabwe and the Dutch government have been dismissed by Zimbabwean courts. (WaPo)
Mass-murder of Â Christians in Nigeria by Boku Haram, Â a jihadist movement
Tabari 9:69Â Â “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam. (more)
It has been observed in the media before that jihadist groups like the Taliban, al-Shabaab, and the former Islamic Courts Union in Somalia bring “law and order” and work quickly to “resolve” cases that take longer in other court systems. The catch, of course, is living under brutally arbitrary tyranny with due process subject to the whims of those who were givenÂ carte blanche to restore “order” under Sharia law, and sentences intentionally carried out too hastily to allow appeals or protests.
Sharia is a comprehensive set of laws designed to address every facet of human existence.
Now, if you say that with a smile and stop there, you’re well on your way to a fruitful career in lobbying or the mainstream media. Not so much if you continue with the observation that Sharia’s existence as a package deal that does not lend itself to compartmentalization is a profound liability, because of the many provisions in the law that are regressive, unjust, discriminatory, and unreasonable. Those include the areas of women’s rights (see below, last paragraph), the subjugation of non-Muslims and restrictions on the open practice of their religion, the death penalty for apostasy, cruel and unusual punishments like amputation and lashes, and the doctrine of jihad to advance the cause of Islam.
Obviously, the clerics have a personal, vested interest in ensuring the political power of Islam for its own sake. They would have a major piece of the action. But the acceptance of Sharia in principle sets the stage for the assertion of more severe implementation of the law, as well as for perpetual and possibly bloody conflict over “how much” Sharia is “enough,” when purportedly divinely-issued laws do not lend themselves to anÂ a la carte treatment, and the purpose of jihad itself is to impose Islamic law.
If they want to see such a ticking time bomb in action, they need only look at theconstitution of Afghanistan, theÂ laws already passed, andÂ demands made for Sharia’s most severe punishments, which would be perfectly constitutional. Or Aceh, where galloping Sharia infringes ever more on citizens’ rights in public and private, all of which was likely once met with a chorus of “oh, that won’t actually happenÂ here.”
“Muslim groups urge boycott of Niger vote,” fromÂ Reuters, October 27 vs JW>>>