Yesterday, I reblogged an interesting and controversial article from the Telegraph. My blog generated a number of interesting comments, including the following from John Gelmini which I am sharing to stimulate public debate. Personally, I share the broad thrust of John’s argument but do not necessarily agree with all of his proposals.
RESPONSE FROM JOHN GELMINI
Attempts by the former Archbishop of Canterbury and now the Law Society to change this are, as Dr Alf suggests, misguided.
Sharia Law is an alternative system that belongs in Muslim countries and in the Global Caliphate that some people in those countries would like the world to live under. In my view, it conflicts with the Wills Act and it is against our own Equality Laws, both of which apply to everyone else who is not a Muslim.
This is a threat which, due to the dynamics of birthrate and early family formation versus our falling rates of family formation, we are going to either take on or submit to within the coming decades.
In earlier posts, I have talked about the “replacement rate” for a viable population as being 2.4, whereas the rate for the UK’s indigenous population is just 1.88.
Leicester, Birmingham, Bradford, parts of Leeds, Luton and Peterborough, and sections of London, such as Tower Hamlets, represent, in my view, the “Ghost of Christmas Future” and within 30 years, I predict that they will be the norm in many other places.
For the Church of England, I believe that this means, evangelise or die. And for the Government and the institutions of the state, it means a much more muscular approach to maintaining a sense of what and who we are. That, in turn, must mean, in my judgement:
- No application of any law that does not conform to our own
- A move to a written constitution
- Tough action against rogue mosques that abuse their charitable status by acting as document factories
- No more marches by Muslims demanding a Global Caliphate
- Strong application of the 1318 Treason Act against those preaching sedition, insurrection, etc.
In summary, what is being proposed by the Law Society is special treatment for Muslims who already benefit from Equality laws. Surely, one of the ancient principles of British Law is equality?Why is equality not enough?