Sunday, February 19, 2006

UK - 40% of Muslims want sharia law

That's according to this poll.

Last night, Sadiq Khan, the Labour MP involved with the official task force set up after the July attacks, said the findings were "alarming". He added: "Vast numbers of Muslims feel disengaged and alienated from mainstream British society." Sir Iqbal Sacranie, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "This poll confirms the widespread opposition among British Muslims to the so-called war on terror."

Well, "Sir" Iqbal would say that wouldn't he? After all it was he who said 'There is no such thing as an Islamic terrorist. This is deeply offensive. Yeah, I bet bin Laden is offended that Iqbal doesn't consider him a Muslim.

More from the report.

The most startling finding is the high level of support for applying sharia law in "predom-inantly Muslim" areas of Britain.

Islamic law is used in large parts of the Middle East, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, and is enforced by religious police. Special courts can hand down harsh punishments which can include stoning and amputation.

Not to mention their barbaric treatment of women.

I like this part.

David Davis, the shadow home secretary, said: "It shows we have a long way to go to win the battle of ideas within some parts of the Muslim community and why it is absolutely vital that we reinforce the voice of moderate Islam wherever possible."

Make that, if you can find it.

The UK is already adopting Islamic law.

Gordon Brown, the chancellor, has already made one significant concession to adapt to the dictates of sharia. In the 2003 Finance Act he spared Muslims from paying stamp duty twice on their properties when they took out “Islamic mortgages” that complied with the sharia ban on paying interest.

Britain is fast becoming an Islamic state. I guess it just isn't happening fast enough for some Muslims.

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