Wednesday, 5 August 2009

No To Islamic Law

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Daniel Pipes explains why Islamic law in the UK is bad, and why it should - nay, MUST - be opposed:

Those of us who argue against Shari'a are sometimes asked why Islamic law poses a problem when modern Western societies long ago accommodated Halakha, or Jewish law.

The answer is easy: a fundamental difference separates the two. Islam is a missionizing religion, Judaism is not. Islamists aspire to apply Islamic law to everyone, while observant Jews seek only themselves to live by Jewish law.

There are other reasons for opposing it, of course - i.e. its total incompatibility with Western conceptions of democracy and human rights - but this particular point is an important one. The very nature of Islamic law is that of a classic totalitarian system which seeks to impose itself upon the world by any means necessary. That is why sharia actually contains within it laws which mandate that if people do not wish to adopt it, they must be made to do so by force.

Comparisons between sharia courts in the UK and Jewish Beth Din courts fall down for the same reasons.

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