The shouldering of the corpse and corpses in the name of the religion, of hatred, has finally broken the back of British law. The Telegraph broke the story a few days ago with Huffington post running the headline “Islamic Sharia Law Effectively Enshrined in UK Legal System with New Will Guidance”.
This now means that for the first time high street solicitors can draft documents in line with religious principles of Islam and deny an equal share of inheritances to women and non-Muslims - and children born out of wedlock can be excluded completely. Now while this on its own is not a major issue, it does wedge the precedent that Islam has been desperate for and opens up the possibility to further legislation. This moves us ever closer to the final solution proposed by Islam and it is my duty to warn those of us who fight against the religion of hatred – including Christians – just what happens when you allow religion to legislate law. It never ends well. Just look as Russia - the world is in political straits at the moment, as we see with Putin standing shoulder to shoulder with Russian Orthodox hooded figures whispering in his ear to veto and trample UN policy making and terrorise Ukraine, while blessed by these priests for doing so.
In our own country we have similar bunglers such as Andrew Selley who run ‘FOR SA’ (Freedom of Religion South Africa) to infect your thought with the idea that religion can and should legislate law in your country. Today people like Selley shoulder for the right to spank children in the name of God but if we allow any such actions by religious groups, then what right do we have to stop the Muslim leaders demanding the right to discriminate against their women and children – or you? It seems to me that true freedom of religion is only expressed in the separation of Church and State and must be upheld in our own constitution in South Africa. We must guard ourselves against the peaceful meditations of Islam, which dare you disrupt by drawing a picture of their prophet causes rioting and killing in the streets several thousand kilometres away across the globe.
Of course, we, as outsiders to the religion of peace are told that bigotry and hatred towards women and children is not mandated by Islam. That is no surprise considering that the only available option to the fanatical zealots is to simply lie about what it actually states in their ‘holy’ book. It is unlikely that the logically sane are going to read it anyway, so why not just deny what it explicitly condones and mandates as proper and good? If I were helping to spread a necrocratic, totalitarian and final solution, then lying about what I believed would be my first line. One would have to be a monumental idiot not to.
And, so we have the situation that has finally occurred: we have become infected to our very core, our values trampled and our rights to equality eroded again in the name of the Islamic government. When the Islamic Ayatollahs in our own country stand up and demand Sharia Law will you stand by and turn the other cheek, or defend Democracy as Sophocles pleaded with us to do two thousand five hundred years ago? I hope I won’t be standing alone against the absolute hatred and evil that is Islam. Now I see your reaction - how can I say this and be serious? Can he be serious you ask? Is Islam really a religion of hatred?
I want to make it very clear that I am not just saying this to be provocative: Islam is as diametrically opposed to Democracy as Fascism or Stalinism is. It’s born in fanatical theocracy and it concludes in Genocidal Eschatology. It exalts in bringing on the end of the world. Anything that will bring on the end days, is condoned explicitly as good in Islam. It waits in anticipation for someone to criticise its teachings, because then it’s mandated to fight those who fight them, as told by 9:29 in Surat At-Tawbah.
So it seems to me that we have the same job that we have always had – to say as thinking people and believers who value what is good, noble and true: that we will not allow any of this. And, that those who oppose democracy and equality and humanism in the name of religion have no right to do so. It is absolutely essential that we maintain separation of religion from our government and I urge you to form some such ambition in protecting what we have.
Don’t let what we have inherited slip away because we neglected it.
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