QUEBEC (CP) - While Ontario considers a move to allow Islamic law to help settle some family disputes, Quebec sent a clear message Thursday it will not permit Muslim tribunals.
Quebec lawmakers from all parties voted unanimously in the legislature to reject the use of Islamic tribunals in the legal system. The vote was a pre-emptive strike to stop a growing movement among some Muslims to have the religion to play a role in family law.
The member of the Quebec Liberal government who led the debate Thursday took the unusual step of criticizing a report by former Ontario attorney general Marion Boyd that recommended opening the door to Islamic family law.
Liberal backbencher Fatima Houda-Pepin said any move to allow Muslim family law would lead to similar demands in criminal and civil legal areas.
"The application of Sharia in Canada is part of a strategy to isolate the Muslim community so it will submit to an archaic vision of Islam," said Houda-Pepin, the sponsor of the motion.
"These demands are being pushed by groups in the minority that are using the Charter of Rights to attack the foundation of our democratic institutions. It's a political agenda in the name of Islam."
Note that while Quebec has rejected this insolence out of hand, officials in the Ontario government have actually recommended instituting it -- the idiots!
For a good example of Islamist chain jerkin' check out this post from Sweden [hat tip Ahmad].
A top Muslim scholar said the Muslim minority in Sweden would abide by Swedish law in confronting a Christian preacher who insulted Prophet Muhammad, urging his fellow Swedish Muslims not to take the law into their own hands or commit any violent acts to avenge the remarks of the Christian cleric. Norwegian celebrity evangelist preacher Runar Søgaard, in a sermon at Filadelfia church in Stockholm on March 20, repeated claims that Muhammad was "a confused pedophile" since his wives included a girl aged nine years old. Søgaard is under protection by Swedish police after receiving death threats. The sermon has triggered fears of a religious war in Sweden. It is essential according to Islamic teachings to respond to those who defame Muhammad. Muslim extremists in Sweden have urged Al-Qaida's al-Zarqawi to take action in the matter, and radicals of the Salafyist variety have posted a very explicit threat to launch a wave of terrorist attacks against Sweden because of the "insult". The threats were posted on a number of known Islamist forums and were accompanied by rather lurid graphics. [Emphasis mine].
However, Fjordman has documented that Swedish Muslims called for terror attacks against Sweden even before this incident happened. ....
Muslims have been spreading extremism and hate in Sweden for some time....
The threats against Sweden should serve as a lesson to those who still
claim that Islamic terrorism is caused by "Israeli aggression" or "American
Read the whole thing here -- some of the quotes from Islamist radicals are absolutely chilling. Once again demands for the institution of Sharia, and terroristic threats in response to an alleged "insult."
And how has the Swedish government reacted to this and other outrages?
It subsidizes Palestinian terror conferences at a time when anti-Jewish harassment by Muslims is so bad that Swedish Jews sign up for service in the IDF to escape. IKEA, one of its largest companies, censors its own manuals in order not to offend Muslims. A Swedish court recently judged according to sharia. I have earlier read suggestions by a columnist in Sweden's largest newspaper, Aftonbladet, that Sweden should change its national anthem into "something multicultural". Two Swedish girls were also sent home from school for wearing sweaters showing a tiny Swedish flag. The headmaster was concerned that this might be deemed offensive by some immigrants. Sweden crawls to Muslims in every way imaginable, and it still isn't enough. There are still Muslim radicals who want to attack it.
Now, think about the response of Islamist radicals to recent reports [apparently false] that an interrogator at Gitmo flushed a Koran down a toilet -- they rioted and killed. And how did American institutions react -- not much differently from Swedish authorities.
Once again -- a little perspective here. Let's reserve our anger and outrage for the monsters who turn every imagined slight into opportunities for murder, intimidation, and chaos.