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ECHR Ruling: 

"sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

ECHR Ruling on sharia law

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Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

Council of Europe

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  • The British housing market is now dealing with a new special entry: former Christian churches. A former Methodist church in Surrey was recently put on sale for the first time in its 154-year history. And a few days later, a church in London and went on the market -- converted into apartments.

  • Religious symbols are an integral part of a civilization. When old symbols vanish, new ones -- with their own identities -- take their place. Europe's public imagination today is being flooded with Islamic symbols, from veils in schools, swimming pools and workplaces, to the volume and height of mosque minarets.

  • We impenitent secularists might be happily indifferent to the fall of the old religious symbols -- but we should not be indifferent to the new religious symbols taking their place.

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  • In Germany, 47% of Muslims believe Sharia is more important than German law. In Sweden, 52% of Muslims believe that Sharia is more important than Swedish law.

  • The studies are supported by European intelligence reports. In Germany, intelligence agencies warned in the early fall of 2015 that, "We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well as a different understanding of society and law."

  • A recent Belgian study, in which 4,734 Belgians were polled, showed that two-thirds of Belgians feel that their nation is being "increasingly invaded".

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Children are not predestined to follow in their parents' religious footsteps – we should restrict religious clothing from schools until children are intellectually mature enough to decide for themselves, writes one former teacher

Picture the scene. Let’s say it was becoming common for Labour party supporters to dress their children in Jeremy Corbyn T-shirts and pressure them to go without food or water for long periods of time as a political ritual. Growing numbers of those children then began wearing the T-shirts and taking part in the ritual at school.

The leaders of a school grew concerned that they were indoctrinating the children and marking them out as different. The ritual, they thought, was undermining their health and academic performance. They found no leadership from the government, so they banned the T-shirts for children younger than 8 and discouraged them from taking part in the ritual.

Then let’s imagine a vocal section of hardline Labour supporters reacted by setting up a petition against the decision, generating almost 20,000 signatures. The school received up to 500 emails per day, many of them threatening or abusive. Labour supporters who supported the restrictions faced abuse. The ban was lifted and the chair of governors resigned.

It wouldn’t be hard to see right and wrong. A school would have resisted the political labeling of children in an attempt to set an ethos of relative neutrality. It would not even have gone far enough because its restriction only applied to very young children. And the bullies would have won.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
30/01/2018
Summary: 

An Islamic charity has failed to account for at least £92,110 – almost 50% of its total expenditure – according to the Charity Commission.

Peacetrail was established to "advance the Islamic religion anywhere in the world for the benefit of the public through the holding of prayer meetings, lectures, producing and/or distributing literature on the Islamic faith to enlighten others about the Islamic faith". Its other stated objective was the relief of poverty. It was co-founded by Ms Booth and her partner Sohale Ahmed.

Country: 
Sudan (the)
News Date: 
14/07/2015
Summary: 

Rights groups say arrest of Christians is further evidence of routine discrimination against non-Muslims, frequently punished for ‘indecent dress’

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
02/02/2018
Summary: 

IT is absolutely right that Home Secretary Amber Rudd has rejected moves to legitimise sharia courts in Britain. In fact, it is deeply worrying that an independent review peopled by noted academics should have urged her to do so in the first place. We already have a legal system that has not only been built up over many hundreds of years but which is emulated by a third of all countries in the world. 

Country: 
Austria
News Date: 
01/02/2018
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he’s positioning his country as a bridge between the “Visegrad group” of eastern European nations and their western counterparts

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But we need to acknowledge that this is a battle that will not end soon. We are fighting a terrorism that exists through an ideology, and transcends organisations. We aren’t just fighting the Taliban, al-Qaeda and Isis, but the ideas that drive them.

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Most British Muslims are able to healthily integrate being both Muslim and Western, seeing those two identities as compatible and harmonious rather than conflicting. But there are an increasing number of young Muslims who find their sense of belonging and identity elsewhere.

That comes from Islamophobia, but also portions of the Muslim community refusing to culturally integrate, regarding integration as a compromise of their identity. They push the notion of Britain never being our home, that we will always be hated for being Muslim, that you cannot truly be British and Muslim.

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