In the UK, the government has granted Islamic 'sharia' courts to have jurisdiction in Muslim civil cases. That is frightening. People who down play the threat of terrorism and Islamic fascism often conveniently forget cases in the Middle East where a woman who is raped is punished instead of her assailants. In a recent case this punishment was 200 lashes--which is a death sentence. Now decisions such as this from these "courts" are binding in the UK.
In the six cases of domestic violence, Siddiqi said the judges ordered the husbands to take anger management classes and mentoring from community elders. There was no further punishment.All of Europe there are signs that people are cowering in the face of Islamic terror. Cartoonist offend and are threatened. Authors offend and are threatened. Anti-Semitism is on the rise globally.
In each case, the women subsequently withdrew the complaints they had lodged with the police and the police stopped their investigations.
Siddiqi said that in the domestic violence cases, the advantage was that marriages were saved and couples given a second chance.
The threat of Islamic fascism is different from previous, traditional threats of radicals trying to assert their domination over the world. Panzer tank divisions will not be rolling into Poland. But the threat is just as real and attempting to deal with it by appeasement will be just as disastrous.
I'm not suggesting that the threat be over-played. Personally I think the Bush administration overstepped its bounds in the current fight against terrorism--but not by much. And while these actions should be corrected by a new administration, the correction should not and cannot be a complete cowering in the face of this threat.
If the rest of the world says Obama is the one, I take that as strong evidence that McCain is the better choice.