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September 12, 2011

Radical Islamic Group Opens Shariah Court In Belgium

A shariah court has been established in Antwerp, Belgium to handle marriage disputes and inheritance issues if requested by the parties involved in lieu of a civil court hearing.

The courted opened at the insistence of a radical Islamic group called “Sharia 4 Belgium,” according the Belgian news outlet Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN).

HLN news listed the following as the responsibilities of the Center for Islamic Services in Borgerhout:

“It handles all cases of divorces, annulling marriages, reconciliations or matrimonial disputes in accordance with the Shariah of Allah, and can deliver a certificate where necessary.”

Monica De Coninck, Alderman for Diversity in Antwerp, has said that in itself it’s a good thing that religious groups mediate their communities. The court cannot pass sentences, it merely acts as a “moderator” in the types of cases mentioned above (think “Judge Judy” in the United States, in which small claims court is replaced with binding arbitration).

De Coninck did concede, however, that it would have been better if this particular Shariah court weren’t championed by radical fundamentalists– in this case, with a history of calling for the Islamization of Europe and support for the proclamation of Al Qaeda terrorist Anwar Awlaki.

The entire article is available here.

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If Belgium had any common sense, discernment or wisdom, it would remove all radical Islamists and all Sharia from its nation asap.

[1] Posted by St. Nikao on 9-12-2011 at 10:38 PM · [top]

According to Wikipedia

An 2008 estimation shows that 6% of the Belgian population, about 628,751, is Muslim . . . . The majority of Belgian Muslims live in the major cities . . .

They comprise less than 10% of the population, and they are getting a sharia court?  Doesn’t sharia allow for polygamy, up to four wives?  Six children per wife makes for 24 offspring per male.  In one generation, sharia will be the law of the land, by virtue of the ballot box.
So ironic.  The Europeans practice birth control and abortion, ostensibly to give their offspring a better life.  This sets the stage for immigration.  Now the descendants of the native Europeans will be wearing burkas.  Some better life.

[2] Posted by Jill Woodliff on 9-13-2011 at 07:37 AM · [top]

If Belgium was more than an imaginary country it might have some common sense. Belgium was what was left when the big dogs got tired of running in the tall grass and went back to the porch.

[3] Posted by Creedal Episcopalian on 9-13-2011 at 08:32 AM · [top]

So far, today, the Islamists have attacked a school bus in Pakistan killing and wounding scores of children and attacked a funeral in Syria killing more people there.  As the day goes on, there will be the usual bombings, shootings, intentional vehicular homicides, tortures, missles fired at civilians, rapes, stonings, prostitutions and honor killings of daughters by their fathers and other assorted atrocities as well.

Why would the so-called fathers of Belgium invite and allow this hellish religion in their country?

[4] Posted by St. Nikao on 9-13-2011 at 09:09 AM · [top]

Of course, we have the US and Britain that allow late term abortion and euthanasia.  And CANADA that allows really late, late term abortion or infanticide.

Western culture is in fact, just as cruel and no more civilized than the barbaric pirates of Somalia or any of the Islamic countries.

Hat tip - Transfigurations

[5] Posted by St. Nikao on 9-13-2011 at 09:15 AM · [top]

4.  Because they are cowards who refuse to stand and fight, and who refuse to defend the Christian faith?

[6] Posted by cennydd13 on 9-13-2011 at 10:44 AM · [top]

Or could it be because they’re afraid that some people might be attacked and killed, and they’d rather knuckle under without so musch as a whimper?

[7] Posted by cennydd13 on 9-13-2011 at 10:46 AM · [top]

So what’s the age of marriage in Belgium these days? Can a 70 year old marry a 11 year old?

[8] Posted by Festivus on 9-13-2011 at 01:29 PM · [top]

St. Nikao:

Why would the so-called fathers of Belgium invite and allow this hellish religion in their country?

What an extraordinary question.

1. You seem to be implying that Belgium should disallow Islam in their country? ie ban it. Do you really think banning a religion is a good idea? (I certainly don’t, but then I’m a liberal).

2. You seem to have forgotten that there are 1-5 million Muslims in the US. Why do Americans allow this hellish religion in their country? Possibly because of the First Amendment?

3. Why are you casting aspersions on the paternity of the fathers of Belgium? Do you know something we don’t? Should they be known as the stepfathers of Belgium?

[9] Posted by Gnu Ordure on 9-13-2011 at 03:54 PM · [top]

Gnu Ordure, I believe we in the West have made a mistake in viewing Islam simply as another religion.  It is indeed a religion, but coupled with a system of government, sharia.  Because the two (the practice of both religion and government) are inextricably intertwined, we cannot invite one into our country without introducing the other.  It is akin to inviting a foreign government to take residence within a nation.  Witness Belgium.
Studies have shown that the greater the proportion of the population is Muslim, the more assertive they become in establishing domain.  This not only means influence at the ballot box and sharia courts.  When a neighborhood becomes majority Muslim, there are many reports of non-Muslim residents being pressured to leave.  Mosques are being built in the West, much of it reportedly financed by Saudi Arabia.
I believe in the First Amendment, but I certainly hope that the US does not set the same Muslim immigration quotas as Europe.

[10] Posted by Jill Woodliff on 9-14-2011 at 07:03 PM · [top]

I believe in banning anything which has heretofore proven to be detrimental (read “harmful”) to one’s country…..and that means Islam.  The citizens of Western countries have the right to protect themselves from an alien theocratic system which promotes violence against everyone who stands in opposition to it….and that’s what virulent Islam does.  One needs only to take a good look at the extremely long look at the atrocities committed “in the name of Allah” since its founding.  It far and away exceeds anything Christians have done!

[11] Posted by cennydd13 on 9-14-2011 at 07:12 PM · [top]

Belgium is a government-less country with deep political issues. This Chaos is EXACTLY what “they” needed to do this, and I am not surprised. This same kind of chaos was used to establish and strengthen communist regimes in China, Russia, and Vietnam, and allowed fascists to take power in Nazi Germany, Italy, and Japan. Until the Belgium people can right their ship, these fringe groups will continue to take advantage of the situation…

Live free or die…

[12] Posted by Amazed&Graced; on 9-22-2011 at 02:28 PM · [top]

Please remember that there are two distinct historic groups of Belgians:  the French and the Flemish, and they’ve been at each other’s throats on and off ever since they elected their first King in the early 1800s.

[13] Posted by cennydd13 on 9-22-2011 at 04:32 PM · [top]

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