Saturday, May 12, 2012

Andrew C. McCarthy: Western Sharia

NATIONAL REVIEW--Ismail Belghar, a 36-year-old Muslim man living in Australia, assaulted, abducted, and nearly killed his sister-in-law. The victim, a 25-year-old Moroccan named Canan Kokden, had dared to take her older sister, Mrs. B, to the beach without Belghar’s permission. This heinous effrontery was amplified, Belghar later recounted for police, when Mrs. B thereupon “displayed her body,” sustaining the shoulder sunburn that tipped him off.

To Australians, this may have been, well, just a day at the beach. For Belghar, though, it was an “abhorrent” offense against sharia, Islam’s legal code and comprehensive societal framework.

The telltale burn is also starting to show on the West’s shoulders, our courts of law. Australia has not changed Belghar, but the Belghars are changing Australia.

Innately, Islam is not moderate — just ask Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, who rejects as “ugly and offensive” the very term “moderate Islam.” Instead, Islam can be moderated, but only by a culture that is self-confident and self-assertive. Alas, that is no longer Western culture. So, the more Muslims immigrate, the less the West is moderating Islam. It is Islam that leaves its mark. (Continue Reading)


Qur'an has been corrupted said...

So what is CAIR's and Keith Ellison's response to Barack Obama's approval of gay marriage? Keith Ellison is a Democrat and part of the "Progressive" branch of the Democratic Party and a Muslim. So what do the Muslims think about gay marriage?

Eugene said...

Both women are lucky to be alive. If they want to stay that way, they should move away, leave Islam, and change their identies.

Davidsmountain .^. said...

For centuries, Christians and other non-Muslims have supported and appeased the never ending demands of Muslims, playing pattycake in futility and learning the hard way, Muslims don't reciprocate, except with betrayal, lies, threats, violence and death. You can't reason with ignorance or challenge the foundation, truth or history of what Muslims consider an article of faith. As this story clearly states, there is no such thing as a "moderate" Muslim, any more than there is such a thing as jihadi-lite. The "Umma" is the foundation of Islam and there is no assimilation, only domination within infiltrated cultures. Immigration IS infiltration and the death knell, as Islam gains a foothold, within the host culture.

Islam is an abomination among civilized cultures and long the bane of humanity. Freedom, multi-culturalism or diversity, is bankrupt, against Islam’s demand for every civilization to submit. Any culture of inclusiveness or tolerance, collapses in the face of the pseudo-sacred intolerance, of Islamic dualism & ethics. It's not just a "few bad apples", it's the entire. rotten to the root, parasite infested, orchards of Islam.

Joe Bradley said...

According to Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer, it is this very same societal dynamic which gave rise to his actions.

The insanity of Sharia will spawn an equal and opposing insanity. Believe it or not, there are those out there who will NOT live under the boot of Sharia.

Kufar Dawg said...

Interesting article, thanks David.

For some reason I had always thought the National Review was on the left WRT islamofascism.

Alcaff said...