Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Sharia Linkage

Sunny continues his liberal-left jihad against the BBC for daring to not paint the Bishops misguided comments on Sharia as something entirely rationable and desirable. Poor old Sunny, he's been forced to admit he's not actually for Sharia, after goading him with my chant "Progressives for Sharia! Ra ra ra!"

Sunny's not happy. He thinks the BBC is becoming like the Daily Mail, sensationalist and right wing. The thing is with far-left 'progressives' is that they see anything to the right of them, and that includes perfectly reasonable centrist positions as inherently wrong and 'bigotted' as far as their minds can understand. I pity da fool!

Meanwhile the bastion of right-wing sensationalist Islam bashing, The Independent, has published a series of articles well worth a peruse.

Joan Smith: British women are already suffering from Islamic law
The Archbishop of Canterbury says sharia courts could rule on family issues, but this is exactly where they can cause most harm

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: What he wishes on us is an abomination
'Sharia is nothing but a human concoction of medieval religious opinion'

Johann Hari: Rowan Williams has shown us one thing – why multiculturalism must be abandoned
The Archbishop has unwittingly pointed us towards a vision of a better Britain

Oh and some Muslims, who aren't too keen on Sharia arbitration in the UK. Take a look at these right-wing sensationalist articles....

The Archbishop of Canterbury naively justifies oppressive forms of discrimination against women and children by pontificating on Sharia as appropriate in the United Kingdom, says Mona Eltahawy.

He probably thinks his “tolerance” for Sharia is progressive enough in light of the rabid Islamophobia that mars parts of Europe today. But it is a tolerance that condones only the most conservative options for Muslims. It is at best a form of the racism of lower expectations -- the cheapest bargaining chip of liberal guilt.

Muslims in Walsall have attacked a controversial speech by the Archbishop of Canterbury in which he called for some aspects of Islamic Sharia law to be adopted in Britain.

Veteran aid worker Mohammed Aslam, who was one of the founder members of the Union of Muslim Organisations, this week criticised Dr Rowan Williams' speech in which the religious leader claimed that accepting some parts of Sharia law would aid social cohesion.Mr Aslam, who was awarded an MBE for services to community relations in Walsall, believes only one law - the law of the land - should operate in the UK.

"I have lived in Walsall for more than 40 years and I believe there should just be one law of the land," he said.

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