ECHR Ruling: 

"sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: 

Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

Council of Europe

Summary: 
  • Courts and government bodies still find it hard to make useful distinctions between gratuitous, racist, or violent speech about Islam and Muslims on the one hand, and reasoned argument that questions aspects of Islam, or even the religion overall, from the point of view of human rights, on the other.

  • The situation in Europe is even more ambiguous. Most European states have laws that purportedly support free speech, yet accusations of hate speech and Islamophobia often lead to trials and sentencing can lead to imprisonment. This skewing of facts is one crucial reason why free speech needs to be defended.

  • It is more than ever necessary to educate the public and many of its leaders about both the benign and troubling facts of Islamic history, doctrine, and culture. Those leaders who must require a more solid grounding include the ones who deny that terrorism has genuine links to issues such as jihad warfare -- and who are constantly told that "real" Islam is above rebuke.
    We must indeed paint a positive picture of what so many Muslims contribute to their host societies. We should, for example, celebrate the way in which Muslim-Americans in Philadelphia launched an appeal that raised over $100,000 to help repair two Jewish cemeteries that had been vandalized. Or the Muslim veteran in Arkansas who volunteered to stand guard with others at any Jewish site that was threatened with attack.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
14/02/2019
Summary: 

A madrassa that gave a lesson suggesting Muslim girls should have children rather than careers has been ousted from a secondary school amid safeguarding concerns.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
08/02/2019
Summary: 

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have  for an end to the exception granted to certain religious groups that allows animals to be killed without pre-slaughter. Humanists UK, which campaigns for an end to non-stunned slaughter in the UK due to its inhumane nature and the unnecessary suffering it causes t

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
09/02/2019
Summary: 

The Oxford college which cut octopus from its menu in the name of inclusivity has now voted to ban Halal and Kosher meat, citing animal welfare concerns. 

Summary: 

Of all the ideologies the left has aligned itself with through minority representation, I find the strangest of all to be Islam. The left’s alliance with Islam is unique, not only because Islam is at odds with Enlightenment values, as most collectivist systems are, but mainly because Islam is at odds with rights the left pride themselves in protecting.

Ex-Muslims, LGBT Muslims, and independent, dissenting Muslim women have always had to fear for their lives, and they continue to do so today in Muslim-majority countries. It is extremely strange that the same left that used to defend human rights worldwide somehow decided to align itself with Islam, only to help further endanger the lives of dissenting individuals within the Muslim community, not only in Muslim-majority countries, but even here in the West.

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
08/02/2019
Summary: 

A SIX-year-old boy was beheaded with a piece of broken glass in front of his screaming mum, a campaign group has claimed. Shia Rights Watch says that “in an unprecedented incident” the child was brutally killed in Saudi Arabia after he was confirmed to be a Shia Muslim.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
08/02/2019
Summary: 

“Because of the blasphemy laws, thousands of people have been saved. If the law weren’t there, I tell you, it’s possible that I speak blasphemy you’ll kill me, or if you do it I’ll kill you.”

The concept of the freedom of speech, or tolerating peacefully people with differing views and values, doesn’t even come close to entering this line of thought. Islam’s supremacy is taken for granted. This is the direction in which the West is headed.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
07/02/2019

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