on Channel 7 News tonight where a newly converted Australian muslim man had several large muslim men come into his home, hold him down and beat him with a cable 40 times over 30 minutes.
The men decided to impose Sharia law on the victim after it was discovered that he'd indulged in several alcoholic drinks one night, which is against Sharia law. Last time I checked in australia it's still legal to drink as much as you like irrespective of your personal faith.
There are numerous muslim children found to have had female genital mutilation (FGM) carried out on them every year in Australia. I read somewhere the figure was in the 100s of children discovered at the Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital each year.
There're also a handful of cases each year in the US alone of honor killings and suicides. These instances normally involve a young muslim girl who has 'dishonoured' her family by going clubbing, drinking, getting in a relationship with a boy, getting pregnant out of wedlock. They are normally convinced to kill themselves or are murdered by a member of her own family, often a young boy under the age of 18 so he won't go to jail.
I'm not a racist person. I have no issue with muslims immigrating to our country and living hear peacefully, as the majority do. However, I think it's abhorrent and disgusting that a large portion of the muslim community decide to bring their own 'religious laws' to our countries, and apply them to others. If you want to live in our country, especially after being persecuted in your own countries often under dictator regimes that rule with Sharia law, don't bring those ancient and barbaric laws here with you.
Update (19/07/11) -
Justice is served to the offender who decided to put Sharia law above NSW state law and gave a 31-year-old muslim man 40 lashes.
Growing up you believe the world is meant to be the way it is. The older I get the more I realise that this is not the case. The world is full of injustices and atrocities that governments and the voice of faith expect us to accept, though with each passing year they grow fewer and fewer, at least one would hope. I have created this blog as a space for me to rant about all things science, politics, philosophy and religion, before it’s too late and the vessel of new atheism propelled by a growing surge in secularism solves all of the world’s problems for good.