August 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Chalk up another victory for aggressive Islamists in the UK who have convinced [or strong armed] the Harrow school council in North London to serve only Halal meat in the areas high schools.
Outraged parents say they were not consulted before the decision to promote Shari'a compliance was made.
It must be particularly galling for non-Muslims in the school district to be denied any choice whatever in this matter considering that only 7% of the population in the area is Muslim, while nearly 50% remain Christian. [source, London Daily Mail, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1300589/Parents-fury-town-hall-plans-halal-menus-schools.html]
This further encroachment of Shari'a into British society builds upon the firm groundwork that was laid during the Blair administration when an alternative system of jurisprudence was established involving the creation of at least 85 Islamic courts throughout the country. These tribunals have the same legitimacy in Brit eyes as do the secular courts and serve primarily to adjudicate family matters among Muslims.
Critics have pointed out, with little effect, that the new system abandons Muslims, especially women, to a barbaric 7th century system of jurisprudence which is incompatible with Western principles.
With the Downing Street government firmly committed to a particularly perverse conception of multiculturalism it's hard to see how this trend will not continue to play out as Europe's Muslims inexorably push towards forcing Shari'a compliance across the entire continent.
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