Friday, October 03, 2008

Great Britain is digging its own grave

Funny how world history works. A few thousand years ago, the Egyptian Empire conquered Kush, its neighbor to the south, and then ruled Kush until about 1100 B.C. After that, Egypt began to weaken, and by approximately 450 B.C., the tables had turned. Kush had grown in strength, and they proceeded to conquer Egypt.

A similar situation appears to be happening in the late, great country of Great Britain. The once proud British Empire counted numerous Muslim countries among its possessions. In these countries, the native culture continued to flourish, but British law prevailed. In Britain today, the ancient laws of the Angles and Saxons and Normans are now officially being joined with the Sharia law of Islam - a law that comes from the Quran and the words and deeds of Muhammad himself, and one in which violations include those of a religious nature, punishments for lesser crimes can be draconian, and where women are treated as second-class citizens.

Britain has dallied with Sharia courts before, but the decisions of the courts were not binding, and adherence to those decisions by the parties involved were purely voluntary. Now, Sharia law has been given the full backing of the British government, and the decisions will be enforced by British law.

My God, what have they done?

Good Day to You, Sir

11 comments:

Donalbain said...

So, Islam now has the same access to the legal system as Judaism has, and the same access as Frankly if two parties want to enter into an arbitration scheme based on their imaginary friend, then I think they are somewhat silly, but that is their right. This is a consequence of a recent Arbitration Act (1996 I believe) that opened up the system a great deal, at first it was secular bodies that took advantage, but now religious ones are as well..

As for the worries that women will be pressured into these courts rather than the secular courts, yes.. that is a concern, but remember, these courts were operating before, and had no legal oversight watching them. Women were just as likely to be pressured into these courts, but they would have had no route to complain if the decision was contrary to British Law.

Chanman said...

How did I know you would have something to say on this?

The problem is that I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to say: are you saying Sharia courts in Britain are a bad thing or something you can live with, or both?

Texas Truth said...

This is ridiculous. If the Muslims want to live in a society ruled by a set of laws, THEY MUST FOLLOW SAID LAWS!

How long will it be until they DEMAND ALL BRITS follow Sharia law?

Donalbain said...

I think they are a silly thing. Basing your life on the opinions of a bunch of nomads from over 1000 years ago is downright ridiculous, wether it is Judaism or Islam. However, people have the right to be silly if that is their wish.

Chanman said...

I agree with your conclusion, but I do have one question about your process of thinking:

What about basing your life on the opinions of a bunch of barbarians from Germany and northern France who invaded England a thousand years ago?

Donalbain said...

Yes, that is just as silly. Anglo Saxon society is NOT one I would want to live in.

Chanman said...

Uhhhh... oh never mind.

M.A. said...

"How long will it be until they DEMAND ALL BRITS follow Sharia law?"

I'd like to expand this question...How long will it be until they demand all AMERICANS follow Sharia law?

Donalbain said...

That does not seem to be the trend in the UK. If anything, the laws of the land are heading in the opposite direction. We are becoming more liberal in most issues rather than less..

Darren said...

There's a reason the place is now called Britain or the UK and not the British Empire anymore.

Donalbain said...

The place has been called the United Kingdom since the 18th Century. The loss of the Empire, however came about for a number of reasons, including growing independence movements, changes in international trade, and the monetary costs of being involved in two world wars. I am not sure how that is relevant to this discussion though.