Thursday, July 03, 2008

Divided We Fall

A top Lord in England has blessed the use of Sharia Law:
The most senior judge in England tonight gave his blessing to the use of sharia law to resolve disputes among Muslims.
What happens when Muslims have to deal with non-Muslims? Or Christians? Or atheists? After precedent is set of using Sharia the Islamic lobby will next demand that ANY proceeding involving a Muslim be done their way. That WILL happen, whether they allow it to or not. Obviously that technicolor dream coat the Lord is wearing was made of multicultural fabrics safe for the planet but unable to withstand the never-ending Islamic lobby.

The basic foundation of western civilization is secular law, so good bye, Britain. It was nice having you as an ally. Maybe they'll be nice enough to allow your history books to record that fact.

WHEW 7/3/08

Looks like it was an overreaction to speculate on the demise of merry old England, at least with respect to Sharia courts.
Britain's most senior judge declared last night that there was no place for Sharia courts in this country and insisted that all residents were governed by the laws of England and Wales.
No worries, he was only referring to family disputes and civil dispute resolution and such via Sharia. To me it's still the proverbial camel's nose under the tent thing, or perhaps a foot in the door, to be more politically correct.


Vol Abroad said...

This one is really a question of tone. People can use sharia (or a druidic code or whatever) for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or mediation now. And that's as it should be. If people can come to terms without the interference of the courts, then good.

The problem is he was also defending the Archbishop of Canterbury whose comments on Sharia were actually much more overreaching.

But you're right the whole thing is worrying. English common law (was) a living, breathing thing - evolving as society does - and most importantly there's an important "test of reasonableness" contained within it. Sharia? Not so much.

A.C. McCloud said...

I agree with it being more the 'tone' that worries me. It's giving an inch, so to speak.