Thursday, May 19, 2011

For now, Muslims have to wait in Australia


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.

Report 1:

Muslims to push for sharia    
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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..........
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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?

Report 2:

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
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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.........  
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3 comments:

Preeti said...

After reading this article it reminds me about a documentary "Muslim Women: The Bill & Us" which explores the politics behind the reservation of Muslim women in politics. Political leaders nearly all men are having some different point of view over women right. That's why there is huge opposition for the women reservation bill. Some Muslim men believe that if women are attending Parliament they should attend in Purdah but women are against of this specially Dalit and backward caste women.

To watch please visit - http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/4074

k-i-d said...

@ ma'm,

I watched the documentary despite the inconvenience of documentary being made by NDTV, which I loathe.

To be honest, I am neither a feminist nor a male chauvinist pig, I am not in support of that bill, either.

It is entirely unclear, how providing 33% in Lok Sabha to women will solve all the problems faced by women in this country.

Other than this, I want to mention that sharia is very repressive on women. In the documentary, you have seen all those veiled women, right? That is how sharia intends to keep.

At present, condition of Muslim women is horrible in India, as they were divorced in ridiculous manner using triple talaq.

Have you heard about such women demonstrating in Orissa and streets of Kolkata demanding Govt. give them money for maintenance like it does for Hindu widows?

Such is their condition!

Some analysis point out that most of red light areas were filled with such women. Dumped by their husbands, unwanting to become burden on parents, such women become inmates of such hostile places.

Interesting in all this is, Muslim men expressing outrage and anger against Hindus by showing this reality as proof of discrimination of Muslims in India; criticism of Muslim women in such condition by Muslim men is purely hypocritical.

Any way, one ex-Muslim Ibn Khammuna called Muslim women as dumbest of dumb.

themmindset said...

I was reading about Ibn Kammuna's and I found out this text:-

That is why, to this day we never see anyone converting to Islam unless in terror, or in quest of power, or to avoid heavy taxation, or to escape humiliation, or if taken prisoner, or because of infatuation with a Muslim woman, or for some similar reason. Nor do we see a respected, wealthy, and pious non-Muslim well versed in both his faith and that of Islam, going over to the Islamic faith without some of the aforementioned or similar motives.