Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Most Outrageous Story You Will Read Today...

WARNING: Take your blood pressure medication before reading this article.

This report from the London Daily Mail summarizes the entire problem of Islam in a single news story. Denial. Arrogance. Neanderthal ideology. It's all here, and it's coming to a Western government near you.

In a meeting between the British government and "moderate" Muslim leaders to address the fallout from the most recent Islam-inspired terror plot, it was the MUSLIMS in attendance who made the demands: They want Islamic holidays declared national holidays in Great Britain, and they want the partial introduction of Sharia law.

Goodbye, Magna Carta and hello, Muslim clerics!

Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly had prepared an uncompromising message on the need to tackle dangerous radicalism. But, in what she admitted were 'sharp' exchanges, some senior Muslim figures turned the tables yesterday and made a series of demands which also included the introduction of Sharia law for family matters...Some of the 30 moderate Muslim leaders at the meeting told Miss Kelly that important days in their two main religious festivals - Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha - should be made public holidays for followers of the faith.

Sharia law, which is practised in large parts of the Middle East, should also be introduced in Britain, they argued. While it specifies stonings and amputations as routine punishments for crimes, [Muslim leader] Dr. Pasha said he wanted it only for family affairs. 'We are willing to co-operate but there should be a partnership,' Dr Pasha said.

The scene painted by this newspaper article is almost impossible for me to comprehend. Yet another group of British-born Muslims have embarrassed their religion by once again using it to justify murder and terror...and it's the MUSLIM leaders making the demands? No hat-in-hand apologies, no acknowledgment that there's a special problem facing Islam, no shame?

Nope. Instead, the Muslim "leaders" offered a Mafia-style deal. Give us some territory (sharia law, our own holidays) and then maybe we can do something about your little problem. In other words, the solution to Islam-inspired terror is MORE Islam.

At the risk of offending my Muslim friends, that's real chutzpah.