REJECTING the SHARIAH
Camden, which lies on south-west fringes of Sydney, is confronting a very 21st Century issue: the proposal to construct an Islamic school for some 1,200 Muslim pupils.
Back in November, more than 1,000 local people took part in a public meeting. Many participants expressed themselves with little regard for political correctness. One woman said : “Why hasn’t anyone got any guts? They’ve got terrorists amongst ’em… They want to be here so they can go and hide in all the farm houses… This town has every nationality… but Muslims do not fit in this town. We are Aussies, OK.”
Some of the loudest cheers of the night greeted a speech from a local man in his late 70s. “Can I just say this without being racist or political?” he said. “In 1983, in the streets of London a parade by Muslims chanted incessantly ‘If we can take London, we can take the world’. Don’t let them take Camden.”
Also, “If you introduce 1,500 Muslim people to the town they’d be a majority. And that’s not what this town is about.”//
May 2008, German COURT: Muslim girl canNOT skip swim lessons: A Muslim girl in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia cannot skip co-ed swimming lessons because of religious prohibitions against wearing formfitting clothing, a German court ruled on Wednesday.//
MAY 08, Saying “I divorce thee” three times, as men in Muslim countries have been able to do for centuries when leaving their wives, is not enough if you’re a resident of Maryland, the state’s highest court ruled yesterday.
Maryland’s highest court : “If we were to affirm the use of talaq, controlled as it is by the husband, a wife, a resident of this state, would never be able to consummate a divorce action filed by her in which she seeks a division of marital property,” the judges wrote in their decision. They said the talaq “directly deprives the wife of the due process she is entitled to when she initiates divorce litigation.”//
To COUNTER the westernmost Indonesian province of Aceh as the ‘Gateway to Mecca,’ now Manokwari, in Western PAPUA, a majority Protestant province, declared itself as the ‘Gateway to Jerusalem’ and, like Aceh, demanded autonomy from the Jakarta central government. One of the rules amongst others, as shariah-based Aceh restricts churches in areas with a mosque present, so too, Manokwari wants to restrict mosques in areas where churches are present. As schools in Aceh oblige non-Muslim students to wear the hijab, so too Manokwari rejects Islamic dress in its public schools. These measures are also regarded necessary to sympathise with the flow of refugees in neighbouring Christian islands wrecked by Islamic jihadis.//
AND of course, there are the FRENCH who won’ t be dictated or refuse to shrink by any Muslim intimidation : 2003, French President Jacques Chirac has widespread popular support for the proposal to ban the wearing of religious symbols in state schools. And everyone knows that it is really about the Islamic headscarf.//
Mar 2004, Berlin to Ban Headscarves for Civil Servants: Civil servants will be forbidden from wearing headscarves in Berlin in the future. The city-state’s senate agreed on a bill to ban employees from wearing visible religious symbols, including headscarves, crosses and Jewish scull caps, at work. Berlin’s ruling coalition, made up of the Social Democrats and the post-communist Party for Democratic Socialism, spent months debating the issue, which will apply to judges, teachers and police, among other civil servants. Only day-care teachers will be exempt from the ban. Berlin will be the sixth German state to forbid its civil servants from wearing headscarves since Germany’s highest court deemed the issue a matter for state regulation last year.
November 17, 2005, Muslim wins right to reject the hijab:
ISLAMIC groups across Europe have campaigned for years for the right of Muslim women to wear the religious headscarf, or hijab. Now a Muslim woman in the Netherlands has won the right not to wear it. Samira Haddad, 32, won her case against the Islamic College of Amsterdam, which insists that all Muslim women wear the hijab. The secondary school rejected her for a job after she said in an interview that she did not wear it. France and regions of Germany have banned hijabs in schools and other public buildings, while the Dutch Government has followed various Belgian towns by proposing to ban the all-covering burka in certain public places. It says that it could be used by terrorists to conceal their identity.//