Europe’s Decline – Hurrah! We Capitulate!
From the desk of Fjordman on Wed, 2008-09-17 10:23
This story is extremely serious. The European Union is now about to do what senior officials have already agreed upon years ago in meetings with Muslim nations, as documented by Bat Ye'or in her book about Eurabia: To officially recognize sharia law in European countries:
A quote from the Gates of Vienna blog, 16 September 2008
Muslims living in EU countries will in future be able to divorce according to sharia law. This is the belief of the EU Commission, which recommends that a couple be able to choose which country's law they will follow if they divorce — as long as they have some kind of connection to the country they choose. Because of Danish opt-out provisions, the EU regulation will not have a direct impact on Denmark. But Danish People's Party EU spokesman Morten Messerschmidt is still greatly concerned about the proposal: "It's a completely lamebrain idea, the possibility that the Commission will use inhumane sharia laws in the EU," he says to MetroXpress.
A quote from Serge Trifkovic at the Chronicles Magazine blog, 16 September 2008
British papers are reporting that shari'a law has been officially adopted in Britain, with shari'a courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases, notably including wife beating. Gordon Brown's Labour government "has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence." Particularly alarming is the fact that Islamic rulings are now enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court. […]
Contrary to the Christian concept of governmental legitimacy (Romans 13:1), Islam condemns as rebellion against Allah's supremacy the submission to any other form of law (Kuran, 5:50). Muslims believe that Shari'a should be used as a standard test of validity of all positive laws. Christ recognized the realm of human government as legitimate when he said, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" (Matthew 22:21). In Islam there is no such distinction between church and state. Shari'a is not at all a "religious law" but a blend of political theory and penal law that relies for the punishment of violators on the sword of the state. To be legitimate, all political and legal power must rest with those who obey Allah's authority and his revealed will sent down through his prophet (Kuran 5:59). Shari'a applies to all humankind just as Kuran applies to all creation. Any law that is inconsistent with it is null and void, not only to the Muslims, but to all humanity. Jews, Christians, and pagans are subject to Shari'a, too, and from Muhammad's standpoint they cannot invoke the judgments and moral principles of prior revelations (4:60). Resort to any other source of authority is not only unjustified, it is satanic. The non-Muslims are to be judged by the laws of Islam in everything, "whether they like it or not, whether they come to us or not."Shari'a stands above reason, conscience, or nature. Its lack of any pretense to moral basis is explicit: there is no "spirit of the law" in Islam, no discernment of the consequences of deeds. The revelation and tradition must not be questioned or any other standard of judgment – least of all any notion of "natural" justice inherent to men as such – can be invoked, let alone applied (5:45).
Submitted by onecent on Fri, 2008-09-19 03:06.
Here's hoping that the Brit's find a modern Henry V too. As an American it is painful to see the Mothership, whose English Common Law heritage that is so precious to us, be denegrated. Oh, and, the ironies of ironies is that the Brits again will have to take down the weasely French speakers both in Paris and Brussels - the Poliburo of lefty anti-democracy - to survive. The Brits can't save themselves unless they leave the EU.
We live in trying times, but, at least we English speakers have a common vocabulary regarding a history that disempowered the elite, embraced a democracy based on one-man-one-vote and understood secular law in a civil society as superior to anything else. Most of Europe never got that far which is why the fascism of Islam and the Russians both Communist and post-Communist is something that they can't deal with effectively.
There is nothing pragmatic about the foolish old Marxism and now soft Marxism that infects continental Europe. Islam, a very pragmatic entity understands that and is eating away at them.
I hope the Brits stay with us in putting up the good fight.
Alfred the Great
Submitted by KO on Sun, 2008-09-21 17:57.
Not Henry V, who fought a doomed war to retain French provinces, but Alfred the Great is the one the Brits need to emulate. By late 877, the ruthless pagan Danes had conquered 3 of the 4 major kingdoms and placed puppets on their thrones. That winter they overran Alfred's West Saxon kingdom and he fled to the marshes in Somerset. In spring he gathered an army, defeated the Danes at Ethandun, and converted the Danish king to Christianity. (The story is interestingly retold from a neopagan perspective by our contemporary Bernard Cornwell in his Saxon Tales.) Over the next two generations, Alfred's family subjected the other kingdoms to West Saxon rule, reinstituting Christian English government.
Alfred and his successors mounted a successful, long-term counterattack to a foreign invasion. Fortifying the countryside and expanding literacy (including translating Christian classics into Old English) were part of that counterattack. It compares favorably with Ethelred II's ill-advised effort to massacre all the Danes in England on St. Brice's Day, which probably led to the Christian Danish conquest of England under King Canute.
How long before?
Submitted by pet85022 on Thu, 2008-09-18 00:40.
Wonderful here we sit watching the slow rot of English law exacerbated by governmental mindless midgets (no offense to real midgets intended).
How long will it be before someone's daughter walking down the street is attacked and raped by a bunch of moslem "youths" because she is not wearing a burkka? Unfortunately for the young women she gets pregnant. The vice and morals police soon arrest her and accuse her of adultery. In court she says, "take DNA samples which will prove my innocence." The judge refuses to allow DNA samples to be taken because there is nothing about DNA in the qur'an. Her voice is worth only 1/2 that of a man and there are 3 men claiming they are innocent. She is of course convicted of adultery and sentenced to be stoned to death. The sentence is carried out and the dead battered body of the young woman is dropped off on her parents doorstep. Welcome to the wonderful world of islam and shari'a law.
" ... Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day"
It just might take another Saint Crispin's day battle to regain England back from these governmental mindless midgets. Unfortunately I doubt there are many English men with the guts of Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester to lead the way.