Up to our necks in sharia
Most of my postings have not been so much about how sharia law affects gays, but how it affects Muslims themselves – the women, of course.
A friend and fellow blogger pointed me to a video he has since embedded there, which has been posted today, and it makes shocking viewing in places. It deals not with sharia as practised in the UK, using the Arbitration Act to run these kangaroo “courts”, but how it’s delivered in Muslim countries.
It makes you wonder, of course, how long it would be before the punishments depicted there would become commonplace if our rapidly growing Muslim population reached a critical power mass and introduced sharia as the primary law of the United Kingdom. A long time a-comin’? Maybe, but possible.
Setting the images against Lennon’s “Imagine” gives them even more impact.
The video also features the front cover from Gay & Lesbian Humanist magazine from autumn 2005, which led to something of a row in gay humanist circles, showing, as it did, what it called “The sick face of Islam”, and featuring hangings of gay teens in Iran and news billboards about the 7/7 bombings in London.
I was editor of the magazine at the time, and came in for a lot of flak from cuddly Lefties who displayed more political correctness than common sense.
You don’t need to be gay to enjoy that magazine, by the way. It’s online only now, and you can see it by going to the Pink Triangle blog and clicking in the sidebar, or by clicking the icon below.