July 05, 2008

Another reason why Americans should be glad they're not Europeans

Sharia law SHOULD be used in Britain, says UK's top judge.

The most senior judge in England yesterday gave his blessing to the use of sharia law to resolve disputes among Muslims.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips said that Islamic legal principles could be employed to deal with family and marital arguments and to regulate finance.

He declared: 'Those entering into a contractual agreement can agree that the agreement shall be governed by a law other than English law.'

He did say, however, that sharia shouldn't be used for punishments and divorce proceedings. Gee, thanks! Critics argue that women will be at a distinct disadvantage with sharia ('ya think?) and "that rulings incompatible with English law should never be enforceable."

Have fun, Brits!

UPDATE: I wonder what the law is in Britain governing freedom of religion and freedom of association? Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to Allah:

Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.

Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.

One parent, Sharon Luinen, said: "This isn't right, it's taking things too far.

"I understand that they have to learn about other religions. I can live with that but it is taking it a step too far to be punished because they wouldn't join in Muslim prayer.

"Making them pray to Allah, who isn't who they worship, is wrong and what got me is that they were told they were being disrespectful.

"I don't want this to look as if I have a problem with the school because I am generally very happy with it."

Another parent Karen Williams said: "I am absolutely furious my daughter was made to take part in it and I don't find it acceptable.

"I haven't got a problem with them teaching my child other religions and a small amount of information doesn't do any harm.

"But not only did they have to pray, the teacher had gone into the class and made them watch a short film and then said 'we are now going out to pray to Allah'. (Link.)

Wow. And over here it's a huge story if even one parent complains about a non-denominational prayer at a graduation or sporting event!

But this [Brit] parent probably has it right: "But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war." At the very least there'd be a plethora of street demonstrations with the usual placards denouncing the West and Israel, and threatening beheading(s).

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All of Western Europe is headed for some serious problems if they don't get their shit together! Really! Once these crackpots start getting political power Western Europe as we know it will cease to exist.

Posted by: A. Bundy at July 7, 2008 10:08 AM

saved them twice, in two world wars.

this time there won't be anything left to save.

fanatical muslims reproduce, secular europeans do not. it's simple demographics. In a hundred years there will be no europeans left.

Posted by: anoni at July 12, 2008 09:05 AM