Wednesday, 29 November 2006


Blithely ignoring the irreconcilable contradictions between their beliefs, the Pope has told Muslims that different faiths must work together. It seems to be a case of "my gobbledygook is better than your gobbledygook, but any gobbledygook is better than no gobbledygook". Instead of buckling down to sort out the horrendous messes around the world created or exacerbated by religions, godbotherers should all cosy up together and canter off on a celestial sleigh ride.

Meanwhile, according to the "Telegraph's" Legal Editor, Joshua Rozenberg, Islamic sharia law is gaining an increasing foothold in Britain. Faizul Aqtab Siddiqui, a barrister and principal of Hijaz College Islamic University, near Nuneaton, predicts that there will be a formal network of British Muslim sharia courts within a decade. A police officer had lamented to him that we no longer have the bobby on the beat who will give somebody a slap on the wrist. So is there a case for the community elders to take over the job of reprimanding and punishing erring members of their faith? Do we really want legal pluralism? Views, please.

1 comment:

Szwagier said...

I certainly don't. It'll be like the States, with people crossing the county line to a place with no Sharia court in order to avoid having their hands chopped off.

Pluralism in batshittery is fine, but let's keep it out of the courts, please. And the schools. What on earth is an Islamic university anyway? I thought universities were supposed to spread knowledge. Faith isn't knowledge, it's faith.