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On Dealing With Creeping Sharia

Oct 3, 2014

Throughout the West stealth jihad and creeping sharia show absolutely no signs of abating. A slow but steady Islamic takeover of the West is occurring right under our noses, yet too many folks seem oblivious to all this. By the time they wake up it may well be too late.

Examples of this are far too easy to come by. Let me offer just three more recent cases. The first two come from Britain. Check out this headline: “Muslims Do Not Want To Be Touched By UK’s Sniffer Dogs As They Are ‘Spiritually Unclean'”. The story opens:

Muslims consider dogs to be “spiritually ‘unclean.” They want no dogs as part of airport security, even if it tends to limit the jobs of the guards, according to a British Transport Department report. Apart from Muslims not wanting dogs to touch passengers’ luggage, the report also claims that Muslims object to full body scans, especially women’s. They look at such scans as just an “alternative to strip search,” according to qpolitical. The controversy over sniffer dogs has been raging for quite a while in Britain.

The second headline is just as shocking: “Couple thrown off bus and ‘branded racists’ for singing Peppa Pig theme to baby”. This story begins:

A Rotherham couple were asked to get off a bus and called racists for singing the Peppa Pig theme tune to their 15-month-old autistic daughter, it has been claimed. Nick Barnfield and Sarah Cleaves claim they were travelling on a bus from Sheffield when a fellow passenger, who was reportedly wearing a hijab, took offence to the snorting sounds in the theme music, saying they were a reference to pork being forbidden by Islam. The couple claim that when they complained to the bus driver on September 8, they were told that it would be ‘easier’ if they got off and walked the remaining two miles to their home.

Yes you read that right. Creeping sharia is alive and well in England. But it is also alive and well here in Australia. Consider this frightening headline: “Child protection hotline reports 12 cases of suspected child brides in just three months”. Here is how this report opens:

Twelve suspected cases of underage marriage in NSW, including a 14-year-old destined for an arranged wedding in Lebanon, have been reported to a child protection hotline since July. The NSW government has revealed the hotline’s services to help child bride victims have boomed since it was expanded three months ago. “Every girl deserves a childhood, and every woman deserves the right to choose who and when she marries,” Minister for Women Pru Goward said. The announcement follows federal police intervention on Friday into the arranged marriage of a 14-year-old. Authorities at Sydney airport intercepted the teenage girl and an older male relative, believed to be her grandfather. The girl is now reportedly with her family and under strict supervision from government workers.

For every case like this I report, there would be dozens more that could be mentioned. We are undergoing a title wave of creeping sharia in the West, yet far too many leaders are either clueless about all this, or worse yet, quite happy with it.

So what is to be done?

Many things can be done and are already being done to turn the tide. Consider the issue of the burqa for example, which is being hotly debated right now in Australia. Many nations have already banned various versions of the head covering, be it the niqab (which has just a small slit opening for the eyes) or the burqa (which has a mesh covering the eyes).

Wilders 2Because this covers the whole body as well, for security reasons, for identification reasons, and for working to ease the oppression of Islamic women, a number of nations have banned in part or in full these coverings. They include: Syria, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Turkey, Tunisia, Germany, Russia, Italy and Belgium. That is a sensible first step.

Another necessary step is to get real about Islam. We must “stop denying the obvious: Islam is a problem” as Dutch politician Geert Wilders warns. He says this:

To defeat IS we should do more than just bomb its strongholds in the Middle East; we should no longer turn a blind eye to the violent nature of Islam. We should demand that those who settle in our countries cast aside values incompatible with ours. There is a huge problem — also in our countries – cause by the violent exhortations of Islam. Only when we face this truth will we be able to win this war we are in. Although the majority of Muslims are moderate, thousands of innocent civilians all over the West have fallen victim to terrorists inspired by Islam. IS has announced that every citizen of the West is a target. 70% of Dutch Muslims consider the religious rules of Islam more important than the secular laws of the country where they are living.

He concludes:

Every day, I can feel the cold shadow of Islam. Next November, it will be exactly ten years that I have been living under permanent police protection. Wherever I go, armed policemen go with me to protect me against Islamic groups who have vowed to assassinate me because they disagree with my opinion that Islam is not a religion of peace. Today, ten years later, IS has announced that every citizen of the West is a target.
To defeat IS we should do more than just bomb its strongholds in the Middle East; we should no longer turn a blind eye to the violent nature of Islam. We should demand that those who settle in our countries cast aside values incompatible with ours.
Last week, I proposed in the Dutch Parliament that we ask an oath of all people from Islamic countries who wish to be members of our society. In the oath they have to explicitly distance themselves from Sharia law and the violent verses in the Koran. Those who do not want to take the oath are no longer welcome. They should leave our country at once. This measure forces us to see the reality which Obama, Cameron and other Western leaders refuse to see: there is a huge problem – also in our countries – caused by the violent exhortations of Islam.
Only when we face this truth, we will be able to win the war we are in.

That certainly sounds fair and sensible to me. If a person is not willing to renounce violent, anti-Western beliefs and values, then they should not be allowed in the West. That only makes sense. I wish we had more level-headed politicians and leaders like Wilders.

And if we don’t get some real soon, we can say goodbye to the West.

au.ibtimes.com/articles/568084/20140930/muslims-sniffer-dogs-passengers-religion-cultural-sensitivities.htm#.VCpAbPmSy9x
metro.co.uk/2014/09/26/couple-thrown-off-bus-and-branded-racists-for-singing-peppa-pig-theme-to-baby-4882931/?fb_action_ids=301552003368150&fb_action_types=og.comments
www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/child-protection-hotline-reports-12-cases-of-suspected-child-brides-in-just-three-months/story-fni0xqrb-1227076998008
www.news.com.au/national/burqa-bans-already-in-place-in-many-countries/story-fncynjr2-1227078762996 www.religiousfreedomcoalition.org/2014/09/30/stop-denying-the-obvious-islam-is-a-problem/

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16 Responses to On Dealing With Creeping Sharia

  • It’s getting more and more unbelievable every day! I do not understand why people are pandering to the bullies! I would have refused top get off a bus if I were the couple singing the song and I hope they did. The sniffer dogs are doing their job and nobody who is innocent would object !

  • Thanks Bill once again for this enlightening article about the realities of creeping sharia. Hopefully, if people like you and Daniel Nalliah from Rise Up Australia Party, as well as the few brave politicians like Cory Bernardi – keep the realities of Islam and the potential threats to our freedoms represented in this evil ideology, before our eyes, there might one day be a groundswell of clear thinking individuals who, together might be able to convince the political and media dhimmies in our nation to WAKE UP before it’s too late!

  • The political party with the courage to address the massive problems of islam, is the R.U.A.- Rise up Australia party.

    Started by pastor Danny Nahlia it is our main hope as Christians, to politically change the approach to islam.
    That is, challenge muslims to tell the truth about the huge disparity between the religion of peace taqiyya and its awful reality,of madness and violence in the world.
    All the 3 main parties are dhimmified, with the odd brave politician like Corey Bernard, the exception. Only the R.U.A. has the testicles to tackle this nightmare!

  • If this bus story is true, I wonder whether the rest of the people on the bus offered the couple support? None, I expect they just sat there, “oh well, we didn’t want to get involved”…..that is a typical saying in this country, spoken by people who haven’t got the courage to defend truth. It just shows how we British no longer have any rights in our own country….not even to sit on a bus and sing about animals to our own child.

    People of Geert Wilders’ character are badly needed in Britain; we’ve got some, but maybe not enough. Just wait till the election in 2015, there’s a whole heap of upset coming, politically, because millions of us are sick and tired of being told how to behave in our own land, in order to be politically correct and create an “equal” environment for the hordes of unwelcome alien incomers. Current government has sold us out; it will take years to recover.

  • It may be frightfully unchristian of me, but personally, I would have politely told the Muslim girl that if she was so offended by the song, then perhaps SHE should be the one to leave the bus!

    Joan

  • Sadly, when you share facts about what is taking place, people, including family, think that you are basically being hateful or racist. This is my experience. Even when it is factual, not opinion. I call this reaction the Neville Chamberlain ‘disease’; it’s all about appeasement.
    Latest article here is excellent and has two very good links to articles well worth reading.
    www.steynonline.com/6583/belated-alarums

  • islam, as it is currently taught by the vast majority of Mullahs, has become a tool of oppression.

    Look at history. The totalitarian regimes all had beginings with similar ideas to what is happening with Islam. Demagouges exhort to hate and violence, coupled with loss of personal choice and “Brown Shirts” to force local populations into submission.

    The parallels frighten me. Nazi germany and communism were cancers on the human race. They both imploded because humans do not take to slavery.

    However, with a militant Islam, the situation is far worse.When politics and religion are combined in this way, it supresses all personal freedoms. They seem invincible untill the whole lot comes crashing down eventualy as it did with Nazis and Communists. Unfortunately, Islam will grow and destroy millions of lives untill it falls appart of its own oppresive policies.

    How can this canceous growth, called islam, be stopped?

    Look at history for the solution.

  • Thanks, Bill M, for this wonderful article. There seems to be a new leaflet out on Sharia law, so I hope you get it soon.

  • I just read on ABC news that St Aloysius’ College and Newington College in Sydney have both advised their cadets not wear to their uniform in public.

    Another instance of how Muslims are changing Australian society. How sad.

  • Hello Bill,

    As I understand it, halal certification for grocery products involves the supplier paying, what is effectively a tax, to Islamic organisations. Am I wrong?
    www.halalchoices.com.au/take_action.html

  • Thanks Bill, I missed that post. Had no idea halal certification was so widespread. I have already contacted a number of suppliers to voice my concern, and will be contacting more.
    Your posts are a valuable source of information.

  • elderofziyon.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/fighting-honorshame-culture-to-save.html#.VDK6U38UNpg

    I think this article is a must read for anyone trying to understand the culture of Islam and why we must confront it.

  • “We should demand that those who settle in our countries cast aside values incompatible with ours.”

    Indeed this is the nub of our problem – moral relativism or compromise, as enacted via multiculturalism. We MUST re-assert the superiority of our values over Islamic values.

  • I notice that our Jewish communities in our various cities do not object to Peppa Pig, or to dogs for that matter. They just deal with it respectfully.

  • Joan, I can imagine Jesus doing what you thought was “unchristian”. He is no respecter of persons and would have insisted on being just.
    Del, Yes, I have experienced the same. When I spoke on halal at my bible study, I was told that fear was detected in me and that we don’t pray for our enemies enough, which might be so, but it seems to me that all this love of enemies is done at the expense of love and support of brethren who love the Lord and seek to do His will. Yes, I guess I must admit I am a bit afraid, God forgive me, I am leaving children in this world while most of my fellow bible study students are not.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

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