From DR Nyheder, with thanks to Filtrat:
Integration Minister, Bertel Haarder, has challenged Muslims in Denmark to develop a new, modern and more westernised version of Islam which would explicitly reject the violent elements of traditional sharia law.
“Well educated Muslims should take the lead in developing a democratic form of Islam which is more in keeping with our own democratic society,” he said.
Haarder’s remarks seem to be a response to Danish Muslim politician Fatima Shah’s endorsement of stoning, and the resultant fallout.
“In recent days we have heard many Muslim politicians saying they have to buy into the whole sharia package including stoning and hand cutting. In so doing they become slaves to a Muslim tradition that has no place in modern society,” said Haarder. Imam Fatih has rejected the Minister”˜s challenge arguing it is impossible to develop a “Christianised” Islam.
In that case, what intentions do European Muslims have for Europe, specifically in regard to the Sharia?