tiistaina, syyskuuta 16, 2008

Stop the press. Britain has instituted sharia courts.

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

It has now emerged that sharia courts with these powers have been set up in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Two more courts are being planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh.

How exactly is this going to advance the integration of the numerically expanding British muslim communities into mainstream British society? The days of Britain as a Western nation have long been numbered. This unfortunate decision is just another confirmation of that grim reality. The UK is bleeding 200 000 natives every year. The majority of the emigrants are middle-class professionals. That's white flight on a massive scale. Every year, half a million immigrants mostly having very low levels of education arrive. None of this bodes well for the UK and Europe as a whole.

maanantaina, syyskuuta 15, 2008

Ronald Reagan's interview by Reason magazine. The interview shows that Ronald Reagan was a thoughtful man and a political philosopher. Reagan discusses how conservatism and libertarianism relate to one another and presents concrete examples of their principles at work. Ronnie was obviously not just a front whose handlers held the real power. (Hat tip: Half Sigma)