Jihad by stealth is just as effective, and perhaps even more so, than jihad by bombs and bullets. When it is done right under our noses in an incremental and secretive fashion, it can take hold much more effectively than when imposed by force from without.
And all over the west we see stealth jihad and creeping sharia in action. The Islamic demand for sharia to be the universal law of the land, forced upon everyone, is happening by leaps and bounds throughout the West. Every day we find new horror stories of how sharia has taken further root in once free and democratic nations.
Let me offer a few more shocking examples from home and overseas. The UK is having tremendous problems in this regard, so let me offer three vignettes from that beleaguered land. The first has to do with a “Muslim Patrol enforcer”. Fortunately this one was caught and prosecuted, but the very fact that such folks exist is frightening indeed.
“An enforcer for hate preacher Anjem Choudary yesterday admitted joining a ‘Muslim Patrol’ which threatened to enforce sharia law. Jordan Horner, 19, was a leading member of a vigilante mob that roamed London’s East End attacking non-Muslims in a campaign against Western culture.
“The gang threatened to ‘kill non-believers’ and ‘shank’ or stab them and uploaded videos to YouTube criticising people’s appearance. Horner is a close associate of Choudary and was arrested outside his home earlier this year for assaulting a photographer. The outspoken thug has boasted that one of his heroes is Osama bin Laden and said British soldiers will burn in hell.
“He was held as part of a highly sensitive Met investigation into the self-titled Muslim Patrol, that operated in the Tower Hamlets area of East London. The intimidating mob was seen walking the streets in the early hours of the morning last December and January. One morning, Horner and others snatched cans of beers from a group of five men before emptying them in the gutter. They shouted: ‘Why are you poisoning your body? It is against Islam. This is Muslim Patrol. Kill the non believers’.”
Hmm, nice guy. But there are more and more of these sorts of folks on the loose. And even if they do get rounded up and tossed into the slammer, things are looking no better there. Indeed, sharia is on the march in English prisons. Consider this story:
“British prisoners are increasingly being forced to convert to Islam by their fellow inmates, the prison officers’ union has warned. Muslim gangs are growing in power and influence among prisoners, and there are concerns that they are targeting vulnerable new arrivals – making prisons a breeding ground for extremism.
“‘It is a concern, and there’s been clear evidence from a variety of different incidents. Young men are being targeted and then coerced into converting to Islam,’ the association’s general secretary, Steve Gillan, told Sky News. One woman, whose brother is being bullied by a gang trying to force him to convert, told the broadcaster: ‘He just looks like a broken man … he’s tearful on visits. I’m just really scared for him. He’s been physically assaulted. He’s had black eyes. In the showers, he got threatened with a knife. He’s not going to back down. He’s not going to convert for anyone.’
“Joe Chapman, a former prison officer who now acts as a prison law consultant, said he thought the situation was deteriorating. ‘I think it could be a huge problem. Previously I’d probably only worked in about a dozen or so prisons as an officer, but this job takes me to 40 or 50 over the year, throughout the country. It’s become obvious to me that it’s a growing problem’.”
And poor young girls are also a major victim of creeping sharia. This story also comes from the UK: “When Sadia’s father found out she was dating, he waited for her boyfriend outside his college and beat him up. ‘My dad said that if he’d been Muslim he wouldn’t have minded but I doubt that. My dad didn’t want the possibility of me getting married to someone of my own choice.’
“Sadia [not her real name] is 16. Last spring, just before her 16th birthday, she left home to escape her violent father who’d started introducing her to men and planned to force her to marry one of them as soon as she was 17. ‘But I want to do things with my life,’ she says.
“In an arranged marriage there is consent from both parties. But in forced marriages, pressure or abuse is used and victims are often subject to violence and rape. Earlier this month, a documentary for ITV’s Exposure programme showed clerics at 18 UK mosques agreeing to marry off a 14-year-old girl in an Islamic ceremony.
“In this country, the majority of forced marriages happen within South Asian families, although they also occur in the Turkish, Kurdish, Romany and Irish traveller communities. Last year, the Foreign Office’s Forced Marriage Unit intervened in 1,485 cases. Of those in the UK, 21 per cent were in London and 22 per cent involved victims under 17.”
Let me offer a last example, from here in Australia. We are being forced to fund overseas madrassas and mosques. “Abattoirs in Queensland are having to fork out up to $27,000 per month for Halal certification, money which is allegedly being used to fund Islamic schools and mosques.
“The allegations that Halal certifiers must donate a share of their revenue to mosques and Islamic schools has stopped a significant number of Queensland’s Halal meat exports to Indonesia, resulting in affected abattoir operators boycotting the expensive Halal certifiers endorsed by Indonesia’s top Islamic body, The Indonesian Council of Ulama.”
As another news item states, “The scandal has stopped most of Queensland’s Halal meat exports to Indonesia, as angry abattoir operators boycott the more expensive Halal certifiers endorsed by the MUI. Australian companies that certify meat as Halal, or legal under Islamic law, must be accredited with Indonesia’s MUI – which approves just one certifier per state or territory.
“The MUI has suspended Brisbane based Australian Halal Food Services (AHFS) for engaging in ‘unfair competition’ that could ‘weaken (the) Halal certification movement’. Certifiers must donate a share of their revenue to mosques and Islamic schools.”
That is sharia in action folks. Oh, and just in case you still do not think creeping sharia is a big deal, let’s just look at what life is like when sharia law is the law of the land. Consider Brunei which has just gone full tilt with sharia: “A new Islamic criminal law that could include penalties like amputation for theft and stoning for adultery will be enforced in the next six months, the Sultan of Brunei has told his people.
“Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Sharia Penal Code, which would be applied to Muslims only, should be regarded as a form of ‘special guidance’ from God and would be ‘part of the great history’ of the tiny, oil-rich monarchy on Borneo island. ‘By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled,’ the sultan said at a legal conference in Brunei’s capital.
“Brunei’s Sharia Islamic court had previously handled mainly family-related disputes. The sultan has been hoping to implement the new law for years to bolster the influence of Islam in Brunei, where Muslims comprise about two-thirds of the population of nearly 420,000 people. The minorities are mainly Buddhist, Christians and people of local indigenous beliefs.
“Brunei’s Mufti Awang Abdul Aziz, the country’s top Islamic scholar, told Tuesday’s conference that the Sharia law ‘guarantees justice for everyone and safeguards their well-being. Let us not just look at the hand-cutting or the stoning or the caning per se, but let us also look at the conditions governing them. It is not indiscriminate cutting or stoning or caning. There are conditions and there are methods that are just and fair’.”
Oh, well that’s OK then; thanks for the reassurance – not. And all this is headed our way and real soon, unless we wake up and start resisting stealth jihad and creeping sharia.