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Submitted by Danny MacCallum (Indonesia), Feb 25, 2008 at 10:40

Why is it that Muslims wish us to be silent about what we think is wrong with Islam, "fundamental Laws" based on what, a book written by someone who claims to have had the knowledge passed down from a god. Hmmm,

Question: If this god created us, why did he give us a critical mind that might think and analyize.

I`m sure the answer will be (Muslim view) would be to refer to a book, refering to books means nothing, if I wish to validate something I should use observable fact, not commit the fallacy of authority. If it`s in the Koran it must be right. If I quote from Alice in Wonderland do that make it so? I guess not.

One might even claim that any objection, where Sharia or the Koran is placed is in effect based on a Fallacy, can we apply Utlitarian principles, no, or how about deontilogical principle, no.

As with Sharia law, it has no place in a secular society, if those who are living in a Secular society say the UK, and are complaining they are not represented by law and they wish recourse under Sharia law, then they should return to their place of origin or where Sharia is the states` deferred prinicples.

The problem the UK now faces is that egalitarianism has allowed the toleration of intolerance. Medieval.

The Archbishop of Cantebury was way out of line on the point of Sharia law, those who come under the umbrella of civil or common law in Britain will be sanction by that alone and no other. If it is the case that Sharia law should be interpreted in the courts, does that mean Christian biblical law, or the law of the Torah should also be interpreted. Should we just allow the democratic principles that goven our nations to fall apart. If so, why did our forefathers deny the nazis, if so why did our ancestors deny all comers to our shore.

The case is this, the ideology of Islam is in direct oposition to the fundamental liberties and principles of any democratic secular society. We are talking about a religion, a religion just like Christianity that has no revelence in the modern world.

No rights for women, capital punishment, censorship. denial of basis human rights. No Freedom of expression. Are these not what British society is based on? The right to chose, the right to say no.

all I see from British people these days is fear, fear that they might upset the muslim communities around them in case there be some violent reprisal against them. How is it that we have come to this?That people in their own country are afraid to speak out against something they know is wrong. Not speak out because it is alien, but because in the Islamic faith under Sharia law there is a claim to violence if someone should disagree with the principles of the religion. Muslims claim they are discriminated against because of their religion. They are not wrong, but they are not discriminated against because of they are different, they are discriminated against because they the religion they proffer is violent and repressive; and the nature of Islam stands against all we have as Brits fought for throughout the centuries.

Peace

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