Muslim protesters, some of them women clad in black burqas, marched in London last week to demand Sharia law for the United Kingdom.
The march did not receive much publicity in the British press, although it made the rounds on the Internet via YouTube.
The protesters carried signs with disturbing anti-American and anti-European messages. “Islam the solution for mankind,” one said, while another proclaimed that “democracy will bring oppression.” Another called the United States, Britain, and France a “trinity of evil,” while fourth warned that “Sharia will dominate the world.”
Sharia is the Islamic law by which many Muslims wish to be governed.
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Sharia Coming To Britain?
The apparent leader of the marchers, who shut down Oxford Street in London, rants for the three or so minutes the video lasts. His frightening message is what awaits the West if Muslims continue to exercise their political power in Europe.
“Sharia is coming to Libya and Egypt and the U.K.,” he warns. “However much you may dislike … [garbled] will one day be governed by the Sharia.” “Sharia for U.K.,” the speaker shouts twice, a chant the crowd repeats.
Last week’s protest followed another on Feb. 5, at which a similar group of protesters, holding signs bearing the same messages, showed up outside the Egyptian embassy in London to demand that Egypt be governed by Sharia law.
Not An Unusual Sight
Muslims frequently protest in Britain, and they often call for Sharia law. Marchers hit the streets on Oct. 31, 2009, but the English Defence League countered with a protest of their own.
The Muslim message before the protest asked “all Muslims in the United Kingdom … to join us and collectively declare that as submitters to Almighty Allah,”
[W]e have had enough of democracy and man-made law and the depravity of the British culture. On this day we will call for a complete upheaval of the British ruling system[,] its members and legislature, and demand the full implementation of Shari’ah in Britain.
The group that organized the protest, Islam4UK, is fanatically anti-British. Its leader, Anjem Choudary, wants to overthrow the rule of law in Britian.
As The New American reported in October 2009, Choudary hates Britain. In March of that year, his Muslim myrmidons disrupted a homecoming parade in Luton, just outside London, for British soldiers returning from duty in Afghanistan. He calls British GIs cowards and “brutal murderers.” He also believes in murdering non-Muslims because, in rejecting Allah, they are infidels. As well, he wants British Muslims to hide evidence of terrorism and thinks Pope Benedict XVI must be executed.
But perhaps times are changing.
In February, British Prime Minister David Cameron declared multiculturalism in England a failure, joining German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her assessment of Germany, which is similarly situated vis-à-vis an angry and militant Muslim population.
Cameron observed that the "doctrine of state multiculturalism [has] encouraged different cultures to live separate lives apart from each and apart from the mainstream."
We have failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong.
We have even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run counter to our values.
We need to think much harder who it’s in the public interest to work with. Some organizations that seek to present themselves a gateway to the Muslim community are showered with public money despite doing little to combat extremism. …
So let’s properly judge these organisations:
Do they believe in universal human rights — including for women and people of other faiths?
Do they believe in equality of all before the law?
Do they believe in democracy and the right of people to elect their own government?
Do they encourage integration or separatism?
Continuing Muslim demands for Sharia seem to answer those questions, but in any event, rank and file Britons are beginning to defend themselves. The EDL was organized after the infamous Muslim protest in Luton in March 2009.
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