MUSLIMS living in the UK must accept that British values include a commitment to freedom of speech, even if that means offending people, says the chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality.
Speaking in the wake of worldwide demonstrations against cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, Sir Trevor Phillips said that the right to offend was an "absolutely precious" part of British identity, which could not be bargained away. And he suggested that any Muslims who want to live under a system of Shariah law should leave the country.
However, given that I am a nationalistic, racist fascist, this can only mean that Sir Trevor Phillips is too; this news will, I would imagine, come as something of a shock to the man. Poor Trev.
Sir Trevor rejected the idea that British Muslims should be allowed to live under Shariah law in their own communities. "I don't think that's conceivable," he said. "We have one set of laws. They are decided on by one group of people, members of parliament, and that's the end of the story. Anybody who lives here has to accept that's the way we do it. If you want to have laws decided in another way, you have to live somewhere else."
Well, yes; which is what I have said numerous times before. Sharia is entirely incompatible with our laws and, indeed, our sense of decency. It is unthinkable that people should be allowed to practise it in this country: where would it end?
We would end up with druidic nutters sacrificing virgins on altars at Stonehenge. Of course, this could also be made to segue nicely into the sharia joy of honour killings...
On the other hand, of course, we may also end up with lunatic goat-fuckers being forced to marry the object of their attentions which—whilst being unfortunate for the poor goat, which would be forced into a life of sexually violation by a desperate weirdo—would be absolutely fucking hilarious on many other levels...