All over the Western world we see creeping sharia and stealth jihad occurring. We are allowing the undermining of our free and democratic nations by a foreign political ideology which is not compatible with our way of life. The examples of this are as endless as they are worrying.
But the good news is not everyone is happy with this. There are some brave troopers who are resisting the invasion of sharia law, and are seeking to hold the fort, if not roll things back. Two recent examples of this – one from the US and one from Australia – are worth mentioning here.
America certainly needs such resistance. Of course Barack Hussein Obama is America’s first ever dhimmi POTUS. Not only in his incessant anti-Christian and pro-Islam actions and policies do we find this, but in his words and writings as well. This is the man who said the following:
“I will stand with them [Muslims in America] should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” (The Audacity of Hope, 2006)
“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country. The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country — I know, because I am one of them.” (Speech in Turkey, April 2009)
“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” (Speech in Cairo, June 2009)
And this is the man who said just last week that it is time to end the “global war on terror”. (Speech at the National Defense University, May 23, 2013) And this immediately after the Boston bombings and the London terror attack!
With a dhimmi like this in the White House, some US states are mounting a fight back. Consider Kansas: “Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill aimed at keeping state courts and agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws when making decisions, his office said on Friday, drawing criticism from a national Muslim group.
“The law has been dubbed the ‘sharia bill’ because critics say it targets the Islamic legal code. Sharia, or Islamic law, covers all aspects of Muslim life, including religious obligations and financial dealings. Opponents of state bans say they could nullify wills or legal contracts between Muslims. Supporters said the law will reassure foreigners in Kansas that state laws and the U.S. Constitution would protect them.”
Well done Kansas. And Australians too are concerned about all this. And well they should be. What did we find in today’s headlines? “Man arrested in Sydney terrorism raid denied bail.” The story begins, “A Sydney man under investigation for alleged terrorism offences has been charged after allegedly making a threatening telephone call to a Commonwealth official.
“Milad Bin Ahmad Shah al-Ahmadzai, 23, was arrested at his apartment in Auburn on Monday night. His home, which he shares with his pregnant wife and stepson, was raided by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team, consisting of officers from the Australian Federal Police and NSW officers. Al-Ahmadzai is alleged to have made a threatening phone call to the Commonwealth public official on May 2.
“Documents also reveal that al-Ahmadzai has been under investigation by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team for ‘allegedly committing terrorism-related offences’ since December 2009. His arrest on Monday came only hours after the Australian Defence Force warned troops to avoid al-Ahmadzai due to hateful material he had allegedly been posting on the internet. The 23-year-old is also due to be sentenced on Friday in an unrelated matter involving the ram-raid of an ATM on Sydney’s upper north shore in July 2011.”
At least one state religious body has rightly had enough of all this. The Presbyterians in South Australia want a ban on sharia law there: “The Presbyterian church has called for Sharia law to be rejected in South Australia. SA-based convenor of the Presbyterian church and nation committee the reverend Stefan Slucki said some of the most brutal aspects of Sharia law were being used in Muslim communities and should not be allowed to gain a foothold. He said in the most extreme cases Islamic leaders had threatened to have Sharia law take over Australian law.”
Mr Slucki said, “We have no problems with things like halal food and those practices but the main problems with Sharia are the subjugation of women, the wearing of total coverings for women, the repression of women in terms of Christian principles. We are also opposed to the totalitarian view of the state (governance). This is an issue that will not go away, just as it has not gone away in the UK and in Canada and other places. People must not flirt with the idea that it would be nice to allow Sharia law to be practised within selected communities. There are already people who send their children overseas for female genital mutilation and then bring them back.”
The article continues, “Islamic representatives yesterday would not comment on the issue of Sharia law and its use in Adelaide. In some parts of the world, the most extreme aspects of the law require brutal punishments such as chopping off hands for theft and stoning of women for infidelity. The criticisms of Sharia come despite the Presbyterian Church being one of the strongest refugee advocacy agencies in Australia.”
Well done Pressies. The only thing I would differ on is their take on halal food. But I discuss that elsewhere: billmuehlenberg.com/2010/07/15/concerns-about-halal-foods/
But at least we have some resistance mounting. We can use a lot more however. But in the meantime we salute Kansas and the SA Presbyterians!