Creeping Sharia In Britain, Illegal Immigration In The US

Most of our British cousins have lost their faith in Christianity and their culture. They’ve also been allowing immigrants to pour into their country in an effort to keep their uber-generous social safety net working. This is the result,

It was a clear case of irreconcilable differences.

The wife said there was no love left in the marriage, she wanted a divorce. The husband insisted that she had been put under the influence of a taweez, a talisman, that had erased her affections for him. He refused to divorce.

“The husband says he has been pushed away from his home because of this taweez business,” said Sheik Haitham al-Haddad, a judge in North London’s Sharia council, a panel of Muslim scholars gathered in a back room of London’s biggest mosque to determine whether the woman should be granted a divorce under Islamic law.

For British Muslims, many of whom have one foot in Piccadilly Circus and the other in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Somalia, the British legal system is available, as it is to all. But it is singularly impotent when it comes to civil issues such as marriage, divorce and other disputes whose dispensation in heaven is often perceived as more crucial than any ruling that might be handed down by an English judge in a horsehair wig.

A tumultuous debate was set off in Britain this year when the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, said it was time to consider “crafting a just and constructive relationship between Islamic law and the statutory law of the United Kingdom.” Eventually, he hinted, this could mean allowing Britain’s 1.8 million Muslims to seek legal recourse in Islamic courts in certain limited cases, such as marriage and divorce, as an alternative to the civil court system.

Little known to the general public, though, is that Sharia is quietly being applied every day in Britain, via Sharia councils that dispense Islamic civil justice in more than half a dozen mosques across the country.

The councils do not involve themselves in criminal law or any aspects of civil law in which they would be in direct conflict with British civil codes. The vast majority of their cases cover marriage and divorce. By consent of all parties, they may also arbitrate issues of property, child custody, housing and employment disputes, though their rulings are not binding unless submitted to the civilian courts.

“It is known that English judges are willing to accept agreements like this that are reached in Sharia courts, as long as it has been put into proper form,” said Mohammed Siddique, a paralegal who advises the Sharia council in Dewsbury, in northern England, on the technicalities of British law.

Fifty years ago, when the Brits were more confident in the superiority of their culture, you wouldn’t have had the Brits winking at “Muslim scholars” deciding whether two British citizens were allowed to get a divorce based on whether or not a magic talisman had influenced the marriage.

You can laugh at the Brits if you like, but this same sort of nonsense can happen here if we don’t get a handle on the number of illegal immigrants coming into this country. Granted, the backwards cultural traditions will be different, South American instead of Islamic, but if the numbers are great enough, these sort of outrages will inevitably follow.

The obvious and disturbing thrust of the story above was creeping Sharia in Britain, but there is a lesson that should go beyond that for those of us here in America; look what happens when the forces of assimilation become weak, the number of immigrants becomes too large, and suddenly newcomers start changing your country for the worse instead of helping it become better.

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