In “Islam Enforced in Ontario?” at FrontPage, Daniel Pipes surveys the Ontario Sharia controversy, which ended with the government’s intention to end all religious arbitration, and concludes:
That Orthodox Jews and others might lose out points to an emerging pattern, whereby efforts to integrate Muslims into the West upset a benign status quo. Other recent examples:
— French nuns for the first time must take off their cowls for identity card or passport pictures because of anti-hijab legislation.
— Likewise, French schoolchildren may not wear crosses or Stars of David to class.
— Large populations — British underground riders, American airport passengers, Russian theater-goers — must undergo extensive security checks, thanks to Muslim terrorists.
— Danes marrying foreigners face extensive restrictions to bring them into Denmark because of immigration abuses (the “human visa” problem) involving Muslims.
— Santas, Nativity plays, Christmas carols, and Bibles are banned in Western countries so as not to offend Muslim sensitivities.
Unremarked by most Westerners, Islam’s presence has started to change their way of life.
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