Firstly, it’s a tiny organisation called ‘Muslims against crusades’ that are making any noise about this. Don’t get the impression that the UK Muslim population has risen up en masse demanding it. The Daily mail article here…
Islamic extremists have called on British Muslims to establish three independent states within the UK. The notorious Muslims Against the Crusades (MAC) group have named Yorkshire towns Bradford and Dewsbury and Tower Hamlets in East London as testbeds for blanket sharia rule. The medieval ’emirates’ would operate entirely outside British law, according to a document on the MAC website.
Lets start with a little clarity on what British Muslims want. About 60% of them when polled in 2006 said, no Sharia. This percentage was a lot higher in the older Muslims, who presumably had actually had experience of Sharia before the came to the UK (83%).
So they are not in any danger of getting their own way through mass Muslim support. The real danger is that groups of the young men will decide to go out and start enforcing Sharia in their area, as has been happening in Tower Hamlets in the past few years. Hate crimes against gays, non-Muslims and Muslim women who don’t cover up are getting to be all too frequent. And they aren’t being put on the news, in an effort to downplay the problems. If we aren’t careful we are going to end up with Muslim no-go areas as has happened in France. This is a case for a police crackdown, not media panic mongering.