Sunday, February 19, 2006

Poll reveals 40pc of Muslims want sharia law in UK

We hear about "moderate Muslims", but has anyone ever met one? It's important here to differentiate between people born into Muslim families and individuals who actually practise the religion. Scratch the surface of a "moderate Muslim" and you may find he's not a Muslim at all.

We should follow Germany's lead in vetting potential immigrants by reference to their attitudes to Western values. Of course people will lie, but there will be no basis in future for them to deny the basis on which they were admitted. It seems absurd to me that we will deny extradition to the USA of accused criminals who would face the death penalty if convicted, but we routinely admit people to citizenship here who believe in the death penalty for such "religious crimes" as apostasy.

Telegraph | News | Poll reveals 40pc of Muslims want sharia law in UK

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One wonders what question the surveyors asked. How many of those questioned had never given the matter a single thought previously but were prompted by the phrasing of the question? It's rather like asking people if they want this week's special offer at the supermarket to be extended or not.
And do those who want Sharia law to apply here realise what they're signing-up to? If it happened, it would be interesting to see how many Muslims awaiting sentence for, say robbery, suddenly decide they're not Muslims when the prospect of 12 months in The Scrubs seems better than the Sharia alternative!

"Man on the Clapham Omnibus"