Protesters held signs reading “Islam Is The Solution For Egypt,” “Need For Allah’s Law, Not Man Made Law,” and “Democracy Will Bring Oppression.” That last one may seem curious in light of Islamic supremacists’ calls for democracy elsewhere, as in Jordan. But actually the Islamic supremacists in England and those in Jordan share the same outlook. The difference is that in Jordan they’re calling for free elections, because they know they’ll win them. In England, the democracy they’re denouncing is that which substitutes what they regard as manmade law for “Allah’s law,” i.e., Sharia. That Islamic law is as manmade as any product of a free republic is not an option that occurs to them. Nor do they consider that society should be structured in a way such that those who don’t believe in Allah’s law may be left alone to ignore it as they wish; instead, they have to be subjugated under its heel.
“London embassy protesters demand sharia law amid continuing chaos in Egypt,” from the Daily Mail, February 5 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Protesters waving placards calling for Islamic law to be imposed in Egypt have demonstrated outside the country’s embassy in London.
For several days, a peaceful protest has seen hundreds of ex-patriots and supporters of regime change mass outside the embassy in the centre of the capital.
Today, brandishing signs such as ‘democracy will bring oppression’ and ‘Islam is the solution for Egypt’, women in burkas were joined by men in traditional dress for a rally calling for sharia law to be imposed.
Behind barricades, holding flags aloft, they faced a line of uniformed police in the quiet streets of central London, far from the chaos of Tahrir – Liberation – Square in Cairo.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘There are approximately 300 people there, all cooperative and good-natured.’
Oh, good. At least they were good-natured as they called for Egypt to implement the most repressive ideology on the planet.
The demonstrations – in varying numbers – have been going on for several days, as crisis has engulfed Egypt and claimed the scalp of President Hosni Mubarak.
The previously peaceful protests in Cairo turned violent once the long-time head of state announced his intention to stand down at the next election, with his supporters clashing with those who want the 82-year-old to step aside immediately.
Many waved banners declaring ‘Now!’ – a reference to their demand for President Mubarak to go immediately, and not linger for months as he insists he must to ensure a peaceful transition….