As a follow-up to my blog on churches in Europe being converted to mosques at an alarming rate (average of two per week), I wanted to dig into Sharia Law and specifically how certain parts of London are being controlled by Sharia. But let’s start with the basics – what exactly is Sharia Law? Sharia law is the law of Islam. Sharia has its roots in the Quran, the actions and words of Muhammad, and the collective reasoning and deductions of Muslim imams over the years. Most of us have heard the term and most of us have heard that there are sections of London controlled by Sharia but I, for one, had no deep understanding of exactly what that means and how it was happening.
To give you an idea of the severity and radical nature of Sharia I wanted to give you a few examples. There are many aspects of Sharia that are just too grotesque for me to even include but I think you’ll get a general idea from the following abbreviated list:
Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand.
Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death.
Criticizing or denying Allah, the moon god of Islam is punishable by death.
A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death.
A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
A woman can have one husband, but a man can have up to four wives.
A man can unilaterally divorce his wife but a woman needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
The list could continue and there are many items that would discuss sensible people regardless of their personal religious convictions but I think the above illustrates the severity of Islamic laws. Sharia is the law of Saudi Arabia and, as the topic of this blog indicates, it is creeping into Europe, UK, Canada and even parts of America as Islam expands. Obviously we are not at a place where these sections of London are controlled by al aspects of the radical Sharia Law but it as started.
Since I started digging into Islamic research for the writing of Deadly Beliefs I have heard about parts of various cities being held captive to Sharia Law. I have found it to be interesting party discussion but does it really exist and if so how? How in the world are freedom loving people being forced into Sharia Law? There is video evidence of gangs in London who call themselves Muslim London Patrol abusing people for drinking alcohol or improper attire. There are videos that show females being accosted by these gangs and told to leave the area since they are not dressed in traditional Arab garb. When she told them she was appalled and said: “This is Great Britain.” To that her accosters reply: “This is not-so-Great Britain, this is a Muslim area. We are vigilantes implementing Islam upon your own necks.” It should be pointed out that these gangs represent a very small portion of the Muslim population in London and most Muslims condemn the vigilantes.
I see, in perhaps a distorted view, similarities between the Muslim street gangs and New York City founded Guardian Angels that were formed to protect people from violence in the NYC subway system. The difference is that the Guardian Angels were defending people from crime against the law of the land and not the law of Muhammad.