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Islam and Sharia Creep Spinning Out of Control

Jul 18, 2017

If and when we wake up one day in the West to find the Bible banned, churches shut down, and sharia police roaming the streets to enforce strict compliance to the religion of peace, one thing will be certain: some of us have been warning about such things for a very long time, but sadly such warnings mostly fell on deaf ears.

sharia 6Are we being a bit melodramatic here? Possibly. And notice I said “if”. But if the examples of creeping sharia I present here are anything to go by – along with the hundreds of other examples I and others have shared over the years – then all this may be a reality to face in the near future.

Everywhere in the West today we see our freedoms being taken away, democracy being undermined, and Christians coming under attack – all because Islam has been given a free pass, and the West is in denial about the perilous state it is in.

One or two examples of this are not enough to warrant grave fears, but when we now have many hundreds of cases of these things happening, then it is time to stand up and take notice – before we lose it all. So let me offer three more very problematic examples here.

The first comes from Sydney and is shocking indeed. One news report begins as follows:

The most prestigious law school in Australia has two courses which call for elements of sharia law to be recognised in the mainstream legal system — including allowances for polygamy and lowering the age of consent. One of the Sydney University courses, Muslim Minorities and the Law, is taught by Salim Farrar and Dr Ghena Krayem and it uses a book the pair wrote as “the monograph upon which the unit of study bases its teaching”.
The Daily Telegraph can reveal the book claims “sharia and common law are not inherently incompatible” and that police’s failures to accommodate Islamic religious identity during operations was hampering the fight against Islamist terrorism. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has warned universities that religion has no place in the law.
“Equality of the law, under the law and before the law should be one of the first principles in our law schools,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “We all operate under the one legal framework in Australia, applied consistently to all and that is not a matter for negotiation.”
Mr Birmingham’s office also warned universities about using taxpayer funds to promote ideologies at odds with the Australian public “Universities must keep in touch with Australian community expectations and that includes respect for and adherence to Australian law,” a spokesman said.
“Universities operate under a social license and we rightly expect that the taxpayer funding going to those institutions is being used to deliver benefits to all Australians.”
The book also takes aims at judges for denouncing “conservative Muslim values” during sentencing. “Where found guilty of transgressing Western values, for example in gender equality, or violating national security, courts have clearly communicated their denunciation of ‘traditional’ or conservative Muslim values when sentencing, dispensing exemplary sentences and announcing aggravating factors, even when the written law does not explicitly demand it,” it says.
The idea of mixing sharia law with Australian law has been criticised by the legal fraternity and Islamic leaders, who said the “division between religion and courts” must be upheld. However, the authors say when it comes to the law “we will suggest that ‘accommodation’ is not enough and that, as liberal democratic societies, we should move towards a notion of ‘recognition’.”
The authors also call for research into whether polygamy should be legally recognised. “There is no doubt that this is an area that needs to be researched, particularly given the fact that anecdotal evidence suggests that this is an increasing practice in Muslim communities,” it says.

Wow. Sharia law, which is anti-democratic, anti-freedom, anti-women, and anti-pluralism, is not something any Western nation can afford to embrace. Yet here we have a major university pushing it! There is now a petition on this which I urge you to read, sign and share: www.change.org/p/the-university-of-sydney-the-university-of-sydney-must-stop-promoting-sharia-law

And in the US we have this worrying case:

On Friday, a painting of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross was left on a fence outside the Hillside Islamic Center in Long Island, New York. Now, the Nassau County Police Dept. is investigating the incident as a “hate crime.”
“A worker there had found this large painting of Christ on a cross on the property,” reported an anchor for NBC 4. “The anti-Muslim message was found hanging from a fence, deemed to be so obviously because it was a mosque. Nassau County police said they are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.”
The “anti-Muslim message,” as the NBC 4 anchor labeled it, was a green and white painting of Jesus’ silhouette hanging on the cross.

Hmm, so now to simply display a picture of Christ on the cross is a form of hate speech to be investigated by the police? Really? Umm, if a Muslim posted a picture near a church of Muhammad massacring infidels, would that also be reported as a hate crime? If not, why not?

Finally, we have this case from Canada, which in many ways is leading the West in pro-Muslim, anti-Christian agendas:

Canada is now fining its citizens for offending people of the Islamic faith. John Alabi, 53, is a Christian and a landlord who lives in the Toronto area and is being ordered to pay a fine of $12,000 by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal because he failed to remove his shoes when he entered the apartment he was renting to a Muslim couple.
His crime? Religious discrimination, according to the tribunal. The tenants were planning to move out of his rental home, and he says he gave the couple the required 24-hours notice that he would be showing the apartment to another tenant. They told him not to come while they were praying, and to text first. He agreed. But when they stopped answering his text messages, he showed the apartment.
The Muslim tenants waited eight months before filing their grievance with the human rights tribunal, where they receive free representation, the Toronto Sun reported. The couple even searched his Facebook page and found a joke they considered offensive and used to bolster their case. The tribunal agreed he harassed them and failed in his duty to accommodate their religious needs – and awarded them $6,000 each – plus interest.
Alabi says he does not have the money to pay the fine and doesn’t know what he’s going to do. “What about my rights?” asks the father of three, who has since sold the house. “What about my rights to show my place so I could rent it and put food on the table for my family?”

It seems that Christians have no rights in Canadistan. Islam is on the rise, Muslims are becoming a protected species, and Christians are fair game if they dare to differ. And the sad thing is, we daily find more and more cases like this all around the West. Islam it seems is taking over easily, and no one seems to give a rip.

As Robert Spencer says in a recent article on this issue:

All over the West, non-Muslim authorities are willingly adopting Sharia blasphemy norms. Where will it end? Will the West passively acquiesce to the full implementation of Sharia, or will at some point authorities draw the line and say Thus far, and no farther? If they ever intend to do that, they should do it quickly, for as these cases indicate, the freedom of speech is eroding rapidly. No one seems particularly concerned about that now, but they may find that they miss it when it’s gone.

Yes quite right. It is time to wake up – and fast.

www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydney-uni-adopts-law-courses-pushing-for-sharia-law-in-australian-legal-system/news-story/2a7fc86e24920b10164945b50e5ed5ae
www.cnsnews.com/blog/gage-cohen/police-investigate-jesus-painting-left-mosque-hate-crime
mobile.wnd.com/2017/07/christian-slapped-with-12000-shariah-fine-for-not-removing-shoes/#6rHFL9gZGTXqqEX6.01
pamelageller.com/2017/07/spencer-west-sharia.html/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

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8 Responses to Islam and Sharia Creep Spinning Out of Control

  • Jesus warned “…with the judgment with which you judge another, shall you be judged.” I think the creep of Sharia is the just judgment of God upon any nation that has become careless of Him. This is seen in the mad carelessness which is evident in all levels of society towards this clear, evident and present danger – the law of Islam. Watchman, what of this night? The trumpet of Gods’ mercy is sounding but we slumber on. (Incidentally, I woke around 3 this morn and read some poetry on the Words’ divine Sonship enfleshed for our salvation, sanctification and glorification which was most enriching, went back to sleep and did not hear the Tuesday garbage truck – the sleep of Peace … that strikes me as parabolic). I signed the Petition. Thank you Bill.

  • Would encourage as many as can to post mail to Sydney Uni, in own words, AGAINST such a course being taught. Give name, address, sign and date and request a non generic reply. I will. Bill, who to addess mail to, please?

  • Thanks Judith. This might be the place to start:

    sydney.edu.au/contact-us.html

  • Hi Bill, I’ve gone through your article several times, and the projected consequences for our country are indeed frightening. What equally concerns me is the penetration of homosexual doctrines into our educational systems. Islam is fundamentally opposed to homosexuality. Inevitably there is going to be a major clash between these two ideologies and Christianity is going to be caught in the middle. We do indeed live in perilous times. We certainly have a lot to pray over. Blessings, Kel.

  • @Kelvin Its already starting in the U.K.The question is,which side with the secular left side with?Cause if these two groups start clashing,the left is going to have to choose a side here.This is going to be chaotic. www.standard.co.uk/news/london/muslim-leaders-make-formal-complaint-after-islamophobic-banners-spotted-at-london-pride-a3587351.html

  • The Western nations have, forgotten, abandoned, betrayed the God of the Holy Bible. He does not protect individuals or nations who betray him. God is lifting his protection from the West, like he did to ancient Israel. His protection is not automatic. Just ask Judas Iscariot. Whereas the moslems are faithful to their god satan, and receive his encouragement and resources to further his and their agenda. Moslems are to the West what the Assyrians were to ancient Israel. Hopefully being used to correct the West not destroy it.

  • When I spent several years in India during the early 1980s, I became aware that different religious communities were legally permitted to follow their respective family law traditions. Even Christian marriages were under The Indian Christian Marriage Act.

    However, even for the Hindu majority, absolute freedom to follow all historic family law traditions is not guaranteed by law. Dowry is officially outlawed. Suttee and jauhar are still illegal, as is child marriage – all outlawed during the British Raj.

    Some of the effects of Islamic divorce and custody laws on children I observed amongst boarding school students in an Indian hill school…

    Serial polygamy via divorce and remarriage multiple times in a lifetime has also wreaked its own anti-socialising effects in Western nations. De facto relationships in Western culture may at times offer less lasting loyalty and affection to the female partner than the well-to-do 19th-century Egyptian’s concubine commonly received from her master. Bizarrely enough, in 19th Century Egypt, wives were less likely to be the object of their man’s romantic affections, than were concubines!

    Sharia law is not so “right” as its proponents claim. However, certain much-vaunted Western “liberties” also continue to leave their trail of broken hearts and ruined lives too…

  • Gerald is correct: “The Western nations have, forgotten, abandoned, betrayed the God of the Holy Bible. He does not protect individuals or nations who betray him. God is lifting his protection from the West” The West – having abandoned God in large number – is now in grave danger. Here’s why:
    1. Too many opportunist “reporters” who still mistakenly MIS-describe Islam and ISIS as a “religion” are MAKING the PROBLEM of ISLAMO-FASCISM ALL the MORE INTRACTIBLE and of utmost of urgency to solve! The reason? “because to mis-informed individuals brutal expediency means “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Some also mid-describe Islam as a “religion of peace.”

    FACT: — Ms Ayam Hirsi Ali, a former Moslem who has rejected Islam,warns us that Islam is NOT a “religion of peace” in fact she WARNS us:
    “… make no mistake” … “Islam is a man-made (political) ideology MASQUERADING as a RELIGION!” (paraphrased) devised by an extreme narcissistic misogynist control-freak, with a sadistic sense of humor and who cunningly inserted — to make his ideology more palatable — a few “motherhood statements” and one or two Judaeo-Christian concepts.

    Mohamed then mis-characterized Jesus as just yet another insignificant minor prophet … then via condescending statements he proceeded to obliterate any constructive teachings by Jesus (as these did not dovetail with Mohamed’s own conceited, mercenary agenda).

    2. FACTS: These are just SOME of the dangers to the entire planet now:
    *** The savage ideology of Islam (especially the murderous mandate by Mohamed to “kill all ‘infidels’ “ who dare to disagree with Islam – see Quran (9:5) — THIS AMOUNTING to ISLAMO-FASCISM) is an automatic impenetrable barrier to integration even into the most tolerant, democratic, civilized society.
    FACT: Koran verses in which Islam finds Justifications for PRE-EMPTIVE strikes of TERROR to conquer, murder, maim, persecute and enslave without mercy any opposition and to eventually set up a global caliphate – see Quran (2:216)
    *** Institutionalised cultural ADULTEROUS POLYGAMY (the cruelty of multiple wives kept under strict tyranny and with almost NO human rights AND in virtual SEXUAL SLAVERY and with NO ESCAPE;
    *** In fact Islam accepts SLAVERY as legitimate – especially enslavement of captured “enemies”; alternately, “enemies” may be shown “mercy” by being allowed to exist (for a while), as long as they agree to first convert to Islam and to pay the “dhimmi tax” which eventually taxes their “enemies” out of existence altogether. See Quran (9:29)
    ***Allowing husbands to beat their wives for the slightest “misdemeanor” = condoning institutionalsed cultural DOMESTIC VIOLENCE;
    *** Institutionalsed cultural PEDOPHILIA (some “wives” being children as young as 8 years old (see Pru Goward’s evidence and news footage of Imams proclaiming many such “child marriages” even here in Australia, and ordering the 8-year old child-bride “you must now completely obey your husband”);
    *** Indeed, Islam further promises to any jihadist a ‘heaven’ as an ‘ETERNAL BROTHEL’ of 72 virgins to be ‘deflowered’ at whim.
    *** Many Islamic immigrants have several wives but – in order to gain all kinds of benefits (compliments of the taxpayer)- have mis-represented them as widowed relatives, etc.- and costing the taxpayer unsustainable MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS = thus mis-directed hard-earned taxpayer funds to people who actually often declare themselves as “enemies of the state” and REFUSING to integrate and accept the values of their new land.
    *** Even adults denied freedom of speech — this being aided and abetted by stupid politicians and “journalists” terrified to upset this ugly mob by FAILING TO QUESTION their UGLY IDEOLOGY of SAVAGERY and to hold them to account. This move also THREATENING to SHUT DOWN ANY DEBATE/FREE-SPEECH on this subject.
    *** ALERT! The most prestigious Islamic university in the world today is Cairo’s al-Azhar. While the university is very quick to condemn secular Muslims who critique the religion, it has NEVER condemned ISIS as a group of infidels DESPITE horrific carnage IN THE NAME OF ALLAH.
    ** ALERT! When asked why, the university’s Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb explained: “Al Azhar cannot accuse any [Muslim] of being a kafir [infidel], as long as he believes in Allah and the Last Day — EVEN IF HE COMMITS EVERY ATROCITY.”

    FACT: … so ISIS (mark 2) is YET ANOTHER resurgence of the old Islam of the middle ages (ISIS Mark 1) – a brutal ideology devised by an obsessed extremist power-hungry fanatic – that employs ISLAMO-FASCISM and TERROR – intent on spreading their evil fascism via their “caliphates” and slavery throughout the world; indeed the Koran describing that PRE-EMPTIVE strikes of TERROR and physical conflict are “good for you” and that “Allah commands Muslims to prepare for war against disbelievers” – “to slay them wherever they find them” – See Quran (2:216), Quran (5:33)

    *** ALERT! Worth re-quoting (another post): “As Sheik Mohammad Tawhidi later explained: “In their eyes the attackers are martyrs who are going to paradise. And if they stand for a minute of silence they are against their Muslim brothers who fought for jihad and fought the infidels.”

    *** “ALER! As twisted as these values may be, it’s beginning to look as though secular values aren’t up to the job of opposing them. The trouble with SECULAR values when they are CUT-OFF from their Judeo-Christian roots is that they are ARBITRARY. [so what happens to] Autonomy? Dignity? Equality? … and Says who?”

    *** “IF there is no God,” wrote Dostoevsky, “everything is permitted” [and so all manner of abuses and vile crimes become permissible, then inevitable].

    *** … and as Secularism has NO God and, therefore, NO ultimate standard of judgment, the end result is that each man becomes his own god “with a LICENCE to do his own thing”—even if that “thing” involves the exploitation of childhood innocence or even murder.
    Islam, on the other hand, does believe in a god … but NOT the God Dostoevsky had in mind: The ‘God of Islam’ is an ARBITRARY DESPOT whose commands are NOT rooted in reason, NOR love, NOR justice.”

    *** For their part, Western liberals would do well NOT to sacrifice critical thinking to the ’god of political correctness’, or look for reasons to bring other religion down to the level of Islam merely to avoid the existential truth that it IS both different and has now become an immediate danger to civilisation itself.

    *** There are just too many Muslims who take the Quran literally… and too many others who couldn’t care less about the violence done in the name of Islam.

    *** Unfortunately, the sheer wild-eyed SAVAGE BARBARISM of ISLAM makes it an ENEMY of EVERY CIVILISED culture on the planet:
    — I have seen documentary footage of the frightful trauma of victims of ISIS sobbing as they confirm a woman’s encounter with ISIS – where she was prevented from feeding her infant for 3 days; and when the baby cried in desperation, it was beheaded and thrown back to her; and where many of the girls had been kidnapped for sexual slavery, until they escaped; with yet many hundreds yet to be freed (and they were risking their own lives as “new-trained soldiers” to free them too).

    — This is Islamic savagery that could only be a MANIFESTATION of SATAN who now has unprecedented power on the planet — – because of the unprecedented level of “individual, national and global sins.” (ie, people voting – with every sin – for satan to take-over the world, so that today satan has unprecedented power and is rubbing his hands with glee)

    *** Another significant problem confronting the West: is (instead of willingly integrating into societies who have given them asylum) — the (recent) insistence by some Islamic “academics” for the insertion of many parts of Sharia Law (however uncivilized the savagery may be) into the Laws of many countries and to have parallel sets of laws, even if these differing sets of laws would be in direct conflict.
    Can you imagine the ensuing physical confrontations / civil unrest?

    LESSONS:
    *** Even the early Christians banished intractable evil-doers from their midst or tried and jailed them.
    *** In the same way, CIVILISED cultures have NO OBLIGATION whatever to people who have openly declared war on us and have already told us how they will carry out their brutal mandates of ideologies to DESTROY US – even while they MASQUERADE as a “peaceful-religion.”

    “Islam scares me more than a Nuclear War ever did”

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