Saudi Muslim on student visa tries to honor kill daughter for marrying non-MuslimÂ
A 56-year-old man from Saudi Arabia has been charged with assault and uttering threats to kill his daughter after she married a non-Muslim man from Newfoundland. Khalaf Alshaek was arrested after allegations that he choked his daugther. He is in Canada on a student visa and is being held in custody until Monday. –
Saudi Strangler Acted Out of Love:
- A Saudi Arabian man who tried to choke his daughter told a St. John’s judge that such actions are “an acceptable form of discipline” in his country.
Egypt Police Smokes Five MuBro Headbangers
Five killed, including a female journalist, in violence at anti-government rallies in Cairo and Alexandria.
Teenage hotel worker killed as Afghan security forces end siege on Roots for Peace guesthouse in upscale Kabul area.
Body snatcher Hashim Thaci says Kosovo is different
RussiaÂ should stop using the case ofÂ Kosovo‘s independence fromÂ SerbiaÂ to justify its Crimea incursion because the two cannot be compared,Â Kosovo‘s Prime MinisterÂ Hashim ThaciÂ said on Thursday.Â Landlocked Kosovo, with 1.7 million people, remains one of the poorest countries inÂ EuropeÂ with a high level of crime and corruption keeping foreign investors away.Â (Nothing to do with Islam, as always….)
(Yeah cause you know, we are the intolerant ones)
Like Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina has a significant Islamic population with its own cultural and religious touchstones. The Ottoman conquest reached almost to the eastern gates of Vienna in the 16th century, and Slovenia, south of Austria between Italy and Hungary, remained a holdout. As a result, she says, “there is still that idea of Islam as totally other, as dangerous, you know, with all these stereotypical ideas and images.”– Vlad Tepes
- Â Pentagon Fears Russian Invasion as Troops Gather at Ukraine Border
- …Malaysia Airline on Brink of Economic Collapse
Â Allowing sharia law sets dangerous precedent
In a genuinely shocking decision it was announced this week that sharia principles are to become enshrined in the British legal system, with the Law Society of the United Kingdom publishing guidelines for drawing up documents according to Islamic rules. These rules would allow lawyers to, for example, write Islamic wills which will have the power to exclude non-believers and deny women an equal share of an inheritance.
The guidelines state, “The male heirs in most cases receive double the amount inherited by a female heir of the same class. Non-Muslims may not inherit at all, and only Muslim marriages are recognized.” Good old sharia.
In countries where sharia is central, people live in an oppressive, dark society. In countries where sharia exists but is not central, life is still controlled and intolerant. And sharia exists in every Muslim country from one degree to another. In Britain these proposals obviously won’t allow beheadings, beatings and stoning, but it does mean that civil law as we have known it has taken a massive step backwards.
There is far more in the guidelines, of course, and all of this is horribly regrettable in itself, but also quite terrifying in its consequences. We have to ask ourselves honestly, and without fear of physical or political attack, what this all means.
First, what begins in Britain tends to influence other nations, in particular English-speaking nations and especially countries with a British legal precedent and a Commonwealth tradition. In other words, there’s a good chance it will come to Canada and activists are already pushing for it.
Second, look at every other country that embraces sharia law and ask yourself if this is a superior form of jurisprudence and whether anyone other than Muslim men benefit from it? Certainly not women, certainly not minorities, certainly not the vulnerable and those whom the law is supposed to protect.
Third, this is about giving in to a religious minority group that shouts loudest and intimidates opponents. In Britain it’s just been revealed that a state school paid $125,000 to install a speaker system so Muslim children could be called to prayer. There’s separation of church and state for you. Muslim rape gangs have operated for years and the authorities have been terrified to name their religion, little Pakistani girls are forcibly married to their cousins, female genital mutilation is far from uncommon – yet in Britain so few politicians have the stomach to expose and resist.
So it’s really not such a surprise that lawyers have allowed the new guidelines to be accepted. We have always prided ourselves in the west on becoming more and not less open, more and not less tolerant and progressive, on including more and not fewer people in our legal code, on respecting religion but not allowing it to dominate the political, legal and constitutional process.
There is no distinction in Islam between mosque and state, and unless and until we understand this we will not be able to resist the aspirations of those Muslims – not the majority – who wish to replicate the system under which they lived in their countries of origin. Before long it will be too late.