Don’t worry: there is no danger of Sharia being applied in the UK. That’s all rubbish by Islamophobe racists… Of course, then Anjem Choudary is of course, an Islamophobic racist. Err, no. He wants to “plant the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term“:
The project, which uses the motto “The end of man-made law, and the start of Sharia law,” was launched exactly six years after Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people and injured 800 others in London. A July 7, 2011 announcement posted on the Muslims Against the Crusades website, states:
“In the last 50 years, the United Kingdom has transformed beyond recognition. What was once a predominantly Christian country has now been overwhelmed by a rising Muslim population, which seeks to preserve its Islamic identity, and protect itself from the satanic values of the tyrannical British government.
“There are now over 2.8 million Muslims living in the United Kingdom – which is a staggering 5% of the population – but in truth, it is more than just numbers, indeed the entire infrastructure of Britain is changing; Mosques, Islamic Schools, Shari’ah Courts and Muslim owned businesses, have now become an integral part of the British landscape.
“In light of this glaring fact, Muslims Against Crusades have decided to launch “The Islamic Emirates Project,” that will see high profile campaigns launch in Muslim enclaves all over Britain, with the objective to gradually transform Muslim communities into Islamic Emirates operating under Shari’ah law.
“With several Islamic emirates already well established across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan, we see this as a radical, but very realistic step in the heart of Western Europe, that will inshaa’allah (God willing), pave the way for the worldwide domination of Islam.”
One of the group’s strategy documents, “Islamic Prevent 2011: Preventing Secular Fundamentalism and the Occupation of Muslim Land,” provides insights into the religious and/or philosophical mindset behind the Islamic Emirates Project. For example, Chapter 1 states: “The Only Identity for Muslims is Islam … In no shape or form can a Muslim support any form of nationalism such as promoting Britishness.”
Chapter 4 states: “A Muslim can only abide by Sharia and is not allowed to obey any man-made law.” Chapter 5 states: “Muslims must reject secularism and democracy,” terms which are “completely alien to Islam and against the basic tenets of Islam.” Chapter 10 states: “Every Muslim must call for Sharia to be implemented wherever they are.” Chapter 12 states: “It is not allowed for Muslims to integrate with a non-Islamic society.” Chapter 13 states: “Muslims should set up Islamic Emirates in the United Kingdom.” Chapter 14 states: “Any Muslim who opposed the policies in this pamphlet should be confronted.” Chapter 16 states: “Any Muslim who has been affected by the Western way of life need to be rehabilitated.”
…The guardians of British multiculturalism say Choudary is harmless and, in any event, does not represent the majority of British Muslims. But he has a considerable following and his views on the role of Sharia in Britain are far more popular than many will admit.
For instance, at least 85 Islamic Sharia courts are now operating in Britain, almost 20 times as many as previously believed, according to a study by Civitas, a London-based think tank. The report shows that scores of unofficial tribunals and councils regularly apply Islamic law to resolve domestic, marital and business disputes, and that many are operating in mosques. It warns of a “creeping” acceptance of Sharia principles in British law.
Britain is also creating a parallel Islamic financial system to fill the growing demand for Sharia-compliant banking products in the wake of Muslim mass immigration to the country. According to the “Global Islamic Finance Report 2011,” Britain has emerged as “ground zero” for Islamic banking in Europe; and London is now the main center for Islamic finance outside the Muslim world.
Sharia law is transforming daily life in Britain in other ways, as well. In the Tower Hamlets area of East London (also known as the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets),for example, extremist Muslim preachers, called the Tower Hamlets’ Taliban, regularly issue death threats to women who refuse to wear Islamic veils.