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: 

Initial scholarship focused on various ritual practices such as the beheading of infidels, but that was quickly dismissed as irrelevant. “With the axiomatic assumption that Islam is the Religion of Peace, any behavior we attempt to link to it must ipso facto be congruent with that assumption,” explained Regretdat. “We soon discovered just how many apparently solid connections between behaviors and Islam fell afoul of that axiom, and thus demonstrated we had stumbled on some coincidental association. This happened over and over again: with jihad, conquest, mass murder, oppression of religious minorities, incitement to commit murder, the jizya tax, Quranic and Hadith statements in support of genocide, you name it. It proved intensely frustrating. We’re beginning to doubt Islam is a factor in anyone’s behavior anywhere, in any manner.”

Observers note the contrast between the findings, or lack thereof, regarding Islam, and the established characteristics of other groups. “We’ve seen any number of inherent characteristics among, say, right-wing Israelis,” said commentator Margot Wallstrom. “And you just know that if an Israeli pulls a trigger, it’s an extrajudicial execution. That’s a noticeable contrast. Also, if an Arab or Muslim does happen to commit a crime, while it obviously has nothing to do with being Arab or Muslim, it just as obviously is the direct result of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Which has nothing to do with Islam, of course.”

Summary: 
  • It is important to emphasize that radical Islamists use means other than terrorism to gain ground.

  • This week, the unelected judges of the European Court of Human Rights submitted to the demands of Sharia blasphemy laws and decided not to allow criticism of Muhammad, lest Muslim feelings be hurt. The court actually chose hurt feelings over freedom of expression and truth as a defense.

  • "As someone who has known what it is to live without freedom, I watch in amazement as those who call themselves liberal and progressive – people who claim to believe so fervently in individual liberty and minority rights – make common cause with the forces in the world that manifestly pose the greatest threats to that very freedom and those very minorities... We need to say to Muslims living in the West: if you want to live in our societies, to share in their material benefits, then you need to accept that our freedoms are not optional". — Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 2016.

Country: 
France
News Date: 
30/10/2018
Summary: 

A French police officer in charge of security for Charlie Hebdomanaging editor Riss has been relieved of duty after investigators found he had viewed radical Islamic material and feared he may have become radicalised himself. The officer, who was a member of the Service de la protection (SDLP) which protects high-profile dignitaries, was suspected of radicalisation following concerns from the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI), France’s domestic intelligence agency, BFMTV 

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
30/10/2018
Summary: 

Less than 20 percent of the identified 1,523 known victims of historic grooming and rape in Rotherham have been engaged by police. After a jury at Sheffield Crown Court found seven men, six Pakistani-heritage, one of Yemeni-heritage, guilting of the historic sexual abuse of five vulnerable underaged girls in the Yorkshire town, the National Crime Agency, likened to the U.S.’s FBI, also 

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
31/10/2018
Summary: 

A victim of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal has said her case was not taken seriously after reporting it to South Yorkshire Police. On Monday, of child sex abuse in the largest trial so far following the Rotherham abuse inquiry. Sheffield Crown Court heard a girl was "passed around" and raped by 100 men by the time she was 16 years old, while anoth

Summary: 

Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil has led to global handwringing about the emergence of ‘actual fascism’ in the fourth largest democracy in the world. In response, we republish Brendan O’Neill’s 2017 essay on what fascism really is.

The stability, or stasis, of the technocratic era, with its hostility both to ideology and to change, has led some to see all political upset, and even politics itself, as terrifying. One consequence of technocracy is that it denuded people, especially influential people, of the means of politics, of the very language of politics, of any ability to read the world politically and to understand that politics is the clash or interplay of competing interests, not, as they had imagined it, a managerial process of ensuring the relatively healthy maintenance of social and bureaucratic life. They are utterly unprepared for politics, and so the return of politics, the very political statements of Brexit and Trump, has convinced them not simply that they face a political challenge, but that their entire class and worldview and even their existence is under threat.

Summary: 

It was George Orwell who pointed out, in an analysis of the goose-step, that it could only flourish in countries where people were afraid enough not to laugh at its silliness. Indeed, it’s very absurdity was a demonstration of power: ‘Yes, I am ugly, and you daren’t laugh at me.’

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The moral righteousness of such people makes ‘liberal media elite’ feel too slick and deodorising a label. They are the humbug junta – smug and hollow – who have hardened into a kind of cultural occupying power. A fitting subject for Monty Python, you might argue – if only they were still in licensed currency.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
27/10/2011
Summary: 

A father-of-two was subjected to a racist and brutal attack by a gang of Asian men who targeted him - simply for being white.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
15/01/2016
Summary: 

Another move to ban child marriages in Pakistan has fallen at the first hurdle. The bill to prohibit underage marriages has been withdrawn after the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) declared it un-Islamic. The ruling party lawmaker, who moved the bill, withdrew her proposal on Thursday following staunch resistance from the council, which advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is Sharia-compliant.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
24/03/2016
Summary: 

Rotherham’s , “all barely pubescent”. Senior spent 13 years working for a Rotherham council-funded programme aimed at identifying children at risk of sexual exploitation and she estimates there are more than 1,700 victims: this in a town of just 250,000.

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