Sharia Keeps On Creeping
The usual way of destroying a nation is of course through things like guns, bullets, tanks, and bombs. A full-frontal assault is one way to wage war against one’s enemies. But there is another effective means to take over a nation, and that is from within.
The Marxists of course were champions at this, and even though the “evil empire” is now history, cultural Marxism persists in the West, and continues to undermine its foundation, erode its values, and destroy its will to fight. The same is true with Islam.
Its spread over the past 1400 years has of course been primarily by the edge of the sword. It has killed and subjugated millions of people over the centuries, and that is the main way in which Islam advances. But today it has become adept at using internal subversion to capture a weak, gullible and unaware West.
What we refer to as stealth jihad or creeping sharia is working wonders for Islam, and we see this especially playing itself out in the UK and much of Europe. Every new day seems to bring us headlines of creeping sharia in action. So let me offer another small representative sampling here, beginning with France.
Right now we once again have rioting on French city streets. Is it by Christians? Jews? Buddhists? Nope – Muslims. Although Muslims are enjoying all the lavish benefits of their generous Western hosts, they never seem to be satisfied, and are often taking their grievances to the streets, destroying property and causing mayhem.
This time it is over the 2011 law banning face veils. One write-up says this: “Some 20 cars have been torched and four people detained in a second night of violence in suburbs west of Paris, a result of tensions linked to authorities’ handling of France’s ban on Muslim face veils.
“France’s interior minister said Sunday that the incidents overnight targeted the town of Elancourt. Police union official said on BFM television that about 50 assailants were involved, some firing weapons and a gasoline bomb at police.
“The night before, about 250 people hurling projectiles clashed with police firing tear gas in the nearby town of Trappes in apparent protest over the enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils. Five people were injured and six detained in the violence, authorities said Saturday.
“The interior minister urged calm and dialogue, insisting on both the need for public order and respect for France’s Muslims. The incident in the town of Trappes on Friday night reflected sporadic tensions between police upholding France’s strict policies of secularism and those who accuse authorities of discriminating against France’s No. 2 religion.”
Or consider this story out of the UK. There the public school system is slowly but surely becoming sharia compliant, with non-Muslims forced to submit to it, even little primary school children: “An angry mother has accused a primary school of denying her child water on one of the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting pupils observing Ramadan.
“Kora Blagden, 32, claimed a teacher at her son Luke’s school refused to let the 10-year old drink from his water bottle because it was unfair to fasting classmates. Many pupils at Charles Dickens Primary School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, are fasting during Ramadan, which means they refrain from taking food or water between sunrise and sunset for around 30 days, depending on the moon.
“Mother-of-four Kora said: ‘Just before bedtime me and my sons Luke, ten, and Alfie, eight, were talking about Ramadan as we had seen it on the news. ‘Luke said to me he was told he wasn’t allowed to drink in class by his teacher. The reason being, a child who is fasting had a headache and the teacher said it would be unfair if the other children drank in front of the pupil. Luke was dehydrated when he got home and drunk three glasses of water straight away.’ The teacher made the ruling on Thursday when temperatures soared to 28C.”
This is all about “Acceptance, Silence, and Submission” as commentator Mark Steyn puts it. He discusses other UK horror stories: “The Medway Messenger in Kent reported a prompt police response to an outbreak of octogenarian Islamophobia: ‘An 85-year-old woman has this afternoon been arrested after abuse was hurled at Muslims outside Gillingham Mosque. The pensioner was handcuffed and taken away in a van by officers attending the Canterbury Street mosque for Friday prayers.’
“Oh. That’s helpful. If you yell at a mosque, the coppers are already inside. If you deface a London war memorial with Islamic slogans, there’s none in sight, and even the ubiquitous British CCTV cameras are apparently of no use in identifying the perpetrators. The day after Drummer Rigby’s murder, a march in support of the ‘Help for Heroes’ military charity ended in a five-hour standoff between marchers and police, ending with the arrest of Lee Cousins for ‘mocking the Islamic prayer ritual’ by getting down on his hands and knees outside the pub. He was fined 600 pounds — or just shy of a thousand bucks.”
He cites George Jonas: “Terrorism’s great achievement isn’t hijacking jetliners, but hijacking the debate. Successful terrorism persuades the terror-stricken that he’s conscience-stricken.” Steyn continues, “Which is why, in the decade after 9/11, Western governments ramped up Islamic immigration instead of slowing it to a trickle; and their citizens were ‘very supportive’ of those who converted in record numbers, instead of mourning the wholesale abandonment of their inheritance; and their community-outreach enforcers dragged those who disrespected the Prophet into court for ever more footling infractions, instead of obliging Islam to adjust to core Western values like freedom of expression. Meanwhile, Islamic self-segregation intensified.”
And in the meantime, don’t expect Muslim-majority nations to extend any benefits or favours to non-Muslims. Consider the horrific case of Norwegian Marte Deborah Dalelv who was jailed in Dubai after being raped! “A Norwegian woman sentenced to 16 months in jail in Dubai for having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape says she decided to speak out in hopes of drawing attention to the risks of outsiders misunderstanding the Islamic-influenced legal codes in this cosmopolitan city. The case has drawn outrage from rights groups and others in the West since the 24-year-old interior designer was sentenced last week.
“It also highlights the increasingly frequent tensions between the United Arab Emirates’ international atmosphere and its legal system, which is strongly influenced by Islamic traditions in a nation where foreign workers and visitors greatly outnumber locals. ‘I have to spread the word. … After my sentence we thought, “How can it get worse?”’ Marte Deborah Dalelv told The Associated Press in an interview at a Norwegian aid compound in Dubai where she is preparing her appeal scheduled for early September.
“The businesswoman was sentenced to 16 months in prison for extramarital sex after she reported being raped, according to news reports from the United Arab Emirates. Dalely claims during an interview about the assault police asked her: ‘Are you sure you called the police because you just didn’t like it?’ She replied: ‘Well of course I didn’t like it’. ‘That is when I knew, I don’t think they are going to believe me at all,’ she said.”
It was only after an international outcry about this travesty of justice that Dubai backed down. Regrettably these cases are not unusual or atypical. They happen all the time. This is what we are up against: an 8th-century political ideology which wants to drag the free world down to its level.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that’s a very good idea. Indeed, I will be doing all I can to resist that. Will you?
11 Replies to “Sharia Keeps On Creeping”
Yes i will resist – got any suggestions as to HOW?
Rodney Gynther, Melbourne
Plenty of things can be done. Firstly, we need to get the word out. The MSM is not telling us the story here, so we need to educate and inform others as to what is really going on. That is a good start.
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Soared? I’d call that a warmish day now, but a balmy day in the summer.
However, I have questions about the Ramadan fast:
a) are primary aged children expected to participate?
b) during daylight hours is it a complete fast, denying water also?
Thanks John. Of course we are not talking about Australia here but England. There a 28C day is seen as a case of soaring temperatures!
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
I had a letter in the SMH a few weeks ago on the subject. The Council for Civil Liberties contacted me and congratulated me. I don’t always agree with that Council but in this case they seem to be on the right side.
Letters to papers and comments on websites are very useful in keeping ideas out there.
The Muslims hidden agenda! Be careful and be warned.
Plans have been submitted to Goulburn Council for an Islamic cemetery. Who submitted? Research has shown that is it Al-Mabarra, who has links to Hezbollah, a terrorist organisation. EU has black listed Hezbollah. In SMH 26/7 page 7 the Hezbollah EU ministers vote for banning this group. Be alert to what is happening world wide.
Thanks Bill for keeping us alert.
I was wondering if they have any news on the pursuit of the rapist in Dubai?
Or is that a silly question?
Sadly it would be a silly question in this case Dameon!
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
I would be interested to hear why Judith Bond is against separate Muslim cemeteries. Has anyone seen them? I have. The Christian cemeteries also didn’t allow pagans or others to be buried on their sacred grounds. Even recently a friend of mine wanted to spread the ‘atheist’ ashes of her husband on the graves of his Christian parents when the pastor appeared and inquired as to her intentions, and subsequently said that this was ‘hallow’ ground and she had to take them with her (of what remained in her urn). Jewish people also want to lie in their own cemeteries.
Danuta Glendenning, NZ
Now Bill, regarding to your topic which is also a thorn in my flesh. I always try to warn Christians and seculars in the various groups I attend about the influx of Muslim ideas into our consciousness. Seculars do not like this talk, and neither do Christians. Recently, at a prayer meeting for Israel where I was invited, a devout Dutch woman interrupted me telling a few facts i.o. to know what to pray about, by starting to pray for all Muslims. This is fine by me; by all means let us pray for them to see the light of Jesus, but her prayer saw them as victims. My feeling is that many Christian suffer from the p.c. syndrome, extreme shyness and blatant fear. They rather hope Yeshua will return soon so that they’ll be relieved of action.
Danuta Glendenning, NZ
Yes, Danuta -I do believe that there are many PC Christians. I have heard them speak from the pulpit urging us to accept the Muslims, as “they are nothing to fear”. I feel that that statement is right – what I fear is their religious beliefs after having read the Koran. It is one thing to pray that these Muslims will come to know the love of God through the sacrifice of Jesus His Son, but it is quite another to accept the observance of sharia (means law), and things such as Ramadan. I live in Adelaide, and we do not appear to have quite the confrontations which Melbourne and Sydney seem to have, but I sincerely pray that our Government and elected representatives will stop this creeping Sharia.