Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils...argues that Muslims should enjoy "legal pluralism"

Even as the Australian government makes a stand against sharia law,  the same time finds them instituting a new multicultural program which Islamists are trying to use to bring in a "moderate" form of sharia law. 

The phrase "legal pluralism" regarding sharia law is as much the oxymoron as jumbo shrimp or military intelligence.  There is no legal pluralism when it comes to sharia, it is a complete law system to be followed as rigorously as the Qur'an or the hadiths.   There is no room for man-made law as Allah saw fit to give all the rules and regs a Muslim needs to live back in 610AD.

Hey, if it worked back then it should work now, right?

This is the next step in the Islamization of Australia.  Like America, they sense a problem but are not sure if they want to identify it. 

From The Australian May 17 by Patricia Karvelas

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.

Taqiyya alert.

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.

In the submission, the AFIC acknowledges some Muslims believe Islamic law is immutable, regardless of history, time, culture and location.

"They claim that Muslims may change, but Islam will not," it says.

The AFIC argues this is not the case and sharia can be applied in a way that fits in to Australia and is not extreme.

Taqiyya alert #2.  It is irrelevant that some Muslims believe sharia law is immutable across time and space.  All schools of Islamic jurisprudence, Al-Azhar, the Supreme Islamic Council in Iran and a majority of clerics and scholars agree that sharia law applies to all Muslims, in it's complete form for all time.  The AFIC, if they apply selective sharia run the very real risk of becoming "less than Muslim" in the eyes of jihadists and Islamists.  And we know what happens to those "less than Muslim" Muslims.

"This means most of the regulations in Islamic law may be amended, changed, altered, and adapted to social change.

"Therefore, Muslims Australia-AFIC takes the position that Islamic law is changeable according to the requirements of different places and times, and therefore suits the values shared by Australian people," the submission says.

Taqiyya alert #3.

A hardline reading of sharia confers unilateral divorce rights on men, while women who initiate divorce are stripped of their property and financial entitlements.

A more moderate interpretation and common practice in Islamic countries is to recognise divorce by mutual consent.

In the interview, Mr Patel said: "I'm saying that instead of letting the extremists within Islam take over the agenda, we are saying there is a path whereby it will work for all the communities in a moderate way.

Until it doesn't, at which point the call for more sharia will start.

"It is important for someone who is Muslim or a practising Jew that aspects of our religion which can be incorporated within the greater legal system are introduced.

"This is about personal issues about family, and won't affect any other Australian," he said.

"It's about a system that does not impinge on the rights of any other Australian."

Taqiyya alert #4, 5 and 6.

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