Australian Prime Minister announced a new policy of multiculturalism and Muslims immediately made a move to push sharia law in the name of pluralism. Just think of a system that does not treat members of others religions in any humane manner when Muslims are in majority, but makes its adherents demand some special Islamic privileges from non-Muslims governments when Muslims are in minority! How should one imagine such system?
With out writing a great deal on this episode, I rather give hyperlinks and quote paragraphs from those links.
Muslims to push for sharia
THE nation's peak Muslim group is using the Gillard government's re-embracing of multiculturalism to push for the introduction of sharia in Australia, but it says it would be a more moderate variety of Islamic law that fits with Australian values.
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the government's new multiculturalism policy, argues that Muslims should enjoy "legal pluralism".
In an interview with The Australian, the organisation's president, Ikebal Adam Patel, who wrote the submission, nominated family law and specifically divorce as an area where moderate interpretations of sharia could co-exist within the Australian legal system..........
Jihadwatch website bluntly and very appropriately says (here): "Even if they(Muslims) presented a binding constitution of "moderate" Australian Sharia, it would be immaterial. Where it was in agreement with Australian laws, it would be redundant. Where it disagreed, it would be illegal."
So, 'hyped' moderate Sharia is irrelevant and not needed. Yet, what makes these Muslim leaders to push for its inclusion in Constitution?
Australian govt. rejects any inclusion of sharia in its constitution (at least for now)
Report 3: (Most of the time, we find that those supporting leftist political ideology, in the name of pluralism and multiculturalism support this kind of special laws; but here, we see two academics coming together, one is leftist and another is a Victorian, to oppose implementing sharia law in any form in Australia.)
Goodbye to rights under sharia
THE latest push to introduce sharia law in Australia has triggered an unlikely alliance by two professors of law with only one thing in common: they know a threat when they see one.
Civil libertarian Spencer Zifcak and constitutional monarchist David Flint are from opposing sides of the political spectrum. But they are united by a deceptively reasonable push for a form of sharia law in Australia.........
The latest proposal, by the Federation of Islamic Councils Inc, seeks to reverse that arrangement in at least one critical area: family law. If implemented, a form of "legal pluralism", or legal apartheid, would take root on Australian soil. Public policy debates on family law and other areas covered by sharia would be irrelevant to the entire Muslim community.
Many of the rights bestowed on Muslim women by Australian law would disappear. Decisions on property settlements and the custody of children after the breakdown of a marriage would depend on the religious councils of Islam.........