Saturday, 15 July 2017

On the edge of extinction - the self-destruction of western civilisation

Which ever way you put this this is INSANE.

Sydney University adopts law courses pushing for recognition of sharia law, polygamy and young marriage in Australian legal system

Last month Moutia Elzahed was charged with contempt after refusing to stand or remove her veil when giving evidence in court.
14 July, 2017

The most prestigious law school in Australia has two courses which call for lements of sharia law to be recognised in the mainstream legal system — including allowances for polygamy and lowering the age of consent.
One of the Sydney University courses, Muslim Minorities And The Law, is taught by Salim Farrar and Dr Ghena Krayem and it uses a book the pair wrote as “the monograph upon which the unit of study bases its teaching”.
The Daily Telegraph can reveal the book claims “sharia and common law are not inherently incompatible” and that police’s failures to accommodate Islamic religious identity during operations was hampering the fight against Islamist terrorism.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham has spoken out about teaching sharia law at university. Picture: Jason Sammon

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has warned universities that religion has no place in the law.
Equality of the law, under the law and before the law should be one of the first principles in our law schools,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
We all operate under the one legal framework in Australia, applied consistently to all and that is not a matter for negotiation.”
Mr Birmingham’s office also warned universities about using taxpayer funds to promote ideologies at odds with the Australian public
Universities must keep in touch with Australian community expectations and that includes respect for and adherence to Australian law,” a spokesman said.
Universities operate under a social license and we rightly expect that the taxpayer funding going to those institutions is being used to deliver benefits to all Australians.”
Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah Al-Ahmadzai, 25, has refused to stand for four judges over more than a year.
The book also takes aims at judges for denouncing “conservative Muslim values” during sentencing.
Where found guilty of transgressing Western values, for example in gender equality, or violating national security, courts have clearly communicated their denunciation of ‘traditional’ or conservative Muslim values when sentencing, dispensing exemplary sentences and announcing aggravating factors, even when the written law does not explicitly demand it,” it says.
The idea of mixing sharia law with Australian law has been criticised by the legal fraternity and Islamic leaders, who said the “division between religion and courts” must be upheld.

However, the authors say when it comes to the law “we will suggest that ‘accommodation’ is not enough and that, as liberal democratic societies, we should move towards a notion of ‘recognition’.”
The authors also call for research into whether polygamy should be legally recognised.
Dr Ghena Krayem teaches one of the Sydney University courses, Muslim Minorities And The Law, with Salim Farrar. Picture: Andy Baker.

There is no doubt that this is an area that needs to be researched, particularly given the fact that anecdotal evidence suggests that this is an increasing practice in Muslim communities,” it says.
The course brief for Mr Farrar’s undergraduate course Introduction To Islamic law says it will focus on “shari’ah (the classical laws as derived from the religious sources), and will seek to explain its relationship to the contemporary laws of Muslim states and to the cultural practices of Muslim communities living in Australia and other predominantly non-Muslim states.”
Sharia law is Islam’s religious law. It is often described as a code for living for Muslims. There is ongoing dispute between traditionalists and reformists over its application in Western society.
At its most extreme, sharia law calls for death by stoning for adulterers.
However, the Sydney academics condemn such practices in their writings.
The book says “in terms of police operational practice, there has been little evidence of accommodation of Islamic religious identity across our jurisdictions.
Associate Professor Salim Farrar teaches Muslim Minorities And The Law with Dr Ghena Krayem.
Rather, evidence suggests police have targeted and discriminated against Muslims simply on grounds of religious identity. While Muslims tend not to object to greater personal intrusions where clearly justified for security reasons, such procedural unfairness is likely to be counter-productive in the fight against ­Islamist terrorism.”
In a chapter on Islamic Family Law, the authors say a man has the “exclusive” right to divorce his wife and states that sharia does not recognise minimum age in marriage.
There is no minimum age for a contract of marriage, but it should not be consummated if that would cause harm to the putative spouse.”
It also criticised the Australian legal system for not recognising the religious significance of paying a woman a fee to marry her, a practice known as mahr.
Law Society of NSW president Pauline Wright said universities were “places of ideas and should be exploring them but having said that in terms of the law — in my view — all Australians should be subject to the same law.
I don’t think bringing different laws in based on the religion of people coming before the courts is appropriate.”

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils spokesman Ali Kadri said sharia was often “misunderstood”, but expressed a similar sentiment.

I think there is nothing within Australian law which stops me from following my religion as I am supposed to and I would not be compromising anything within my religion by following Australian law as it is,” he said.

I don’t think we need to have religious connotations with any law because we are a secular country.”

Dr Krayem and a team of Melbourne academics were awarded a federal government research grant in 2015 to research the Response Of Australian Family Law To Islamic Community Processes, to influence “future policy developments”. Family law expert Robert Balzola said it was concerning that public funding was behind the research.

A university spokesman said the “optional” course would provide students with a “basic understanding of the sources of Islamic law and its interpretation”. 

Both academics declined to comment.


Swedish Church Removes Crosses to Make Muslim Migrants Feel “Welcome"

Magazine for Life,
13 July, 2017

Ezra Levant, Canadian attorney, media personality, political activist, writer and broadcaster, has a point. It’s difficult to remain a Church, a place of worship for the Christian religion, if you take out all religious symbols from the building and expect worshipers of another religion to join your congregation. What makes Bishop Eva Brunne’s efforts particularly peculiar is the fact that she herself is a lesbian. That would be penalized by death by Muslim law. Taking the crosses out of the Church and arranging the chairs to face Mecca is not going to change Muslim religious law. And Bishop Brunne may find herself having to pay a high price for creating a Muslim-friendly church.

Can a Church truly be turned into a mosque? Is this the government’s doing or is this a Bishop’s own doing?

Will this bending-over backwards step be accepted by those who observe the Muslim religion? Probably not.

Western culture is under attack by radical Islam. Fighting is so much more challenging than surrender. But, the rewards are for all future generations. Standing up for liberty sometimes means confronting evil. If we are not willing to pay the price of fighting, then we will pay the much more difficult price of surrender.

Sweden ought to be a place that people understand that ruthless tyrannies overrun those who don’t know how to defend themselves.

Respecting other religions ought to be a two-way street.

I don't subscribe to the clash of civilisations theory but this is insane so I find it dfficult to disagree with Paul Joseph Watson.

But if you disagree with the self-destruction of western, Christian civilisation you are a racist.

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