The typically liberal apologist Maher wondered aloud to his guests,
"Am I a racist to feel alarmed by that? Because I am. And it’s not because of the race, it’s because of the religion. I don’t have to apologize, do I, for not wanting the Western world to be taken over by Islam in 300 years?"Of the four guests, Margaret Hoover was the only one who had a cogent answer and one that caught Maher by surprise, exposing his ignorance of things Islamic. The Hoover/Maher exchange went like this -
Hoover: "I think England has far bigger problems with Islam than they do with names of their children. I think sharia law being institutionalized in England is probably a bigger problem than...That Bill Maher, who is held up by the Left and himself, as a beacon of truth and knowledge, should be surprised by the fact Sharia compliant law exists in Great Britain is far more important than whether or not Maher is a racist.
Maher: Sharia law is being institutionalized in England?!
Hoover: Yeah! It's a parallel... it's a legal system in England. That's a bigger problem than kids named Muhammad.
Maher: Well, then I'm right! I should be alarmed and I don't apologize for it."
Sharia law has been a part of the British justice system for several years already. British newspapers have headlined the debate since 2004 and the first sharia court was instituted in 2007. Unofficially, sharia courts had been active for years before, but without civil authority to uphold decisions. A BBC report in September 2008 illustrated how Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was pilloried in early 2008 for saying in a speech the inclusion of sharia in British jurisprudence was unavoidable.
The Times Online also reported in September 2008,
ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.There's another point of which Maher seems unaware. He says he does not want the western world taken over by Islam in 300 years. It will not take 300 years or even close to 300 years at current population replacement rates. For a culture to secure itself for just 25 years, it must maintain a fertility rate of 2.11 live births per woman. The current birthrate in Great Britain is only 1.92 while the birthrate for Muslims is closer to 8.10 live births per woman. There is no western developed nation with a birthrate up to 2.0, all are below and it will take more than 25 years to get the rate equal to replacement levels and then to exceed that. Demographically, Western culture is destroying itself.
The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.
Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.
In July, the head of the judiciary, the lord chief justice, Lord Phillips, further stoked controversy when he said that sharia could be used to settle marital and financial disputes.
In fact, Muslim tribunal courts started passing sharia judgments in August 2007. They have dealt with more than 100 cases that range from Muslim divorce and inheritance to nuisance neighbours.
It has also emerged that tribunal courts have settled six cases of domestic violence between married couples, working in tandem with the police investigations.
For the great mind of Bill Maher to be surprised by the facts presented by Margaret Hoover is inexcusable, but neither is it surprising in itself. Such information runs counter to Leftist narratives that all people are the same, that all they want is to live in peace and harmony; all religions are either equally peaceful (except Christianity and Judaism) or equally insane (especially Christianity and Judaism); if the peoples of the world were left alone, without the influence of religion and Conservatives, the world would be a much more peaceful and wonderful place where all people can live out their bliss in Utopia.
Of coarse, Utopians also brought us Graham Crackers that were meant to prevent masturbation amongst the nation's youth demonstrating that even Utopia isn't perfect because we all know how well anti-masturbation worked out. Just ask an anti-O'Donnell Leftist.
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