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Monday, 16 March 2009

Celebrity Lives Sharia Style

Hat tip: Gates of Vienna

I never saw the 'Celebrity Lives Sharia Style' programme when it was first broadcast, but I can confirm that this is an actual BBC production for a modern British audience.

The premise of the programme is:

What would happen if you took high profile celebrity marriages, divorces and legal wrangles and settled them under Sharia law? The answers are rather surprising. Madonna might not have ended up paying Guy Ritchie anything. Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills might have done better to consider an Islamic-style marriage contract, where the norm is to agree a settlement figure before marriage.

Just over a year since the Archbishop of Canterbury made his provocative comments on Sharia law, Ajmal Masroor, a leading British Muslim and London imam, enlists the help of legal and Islamic commentators to explore the pros and cons of accommodating some parts of Sharia to the settling of civil disputes amongst British Muslims.

This programme sends a chill down my spine. It might seem innocent and almost amusing - but that's the point.

They are trying to dress up Sharia law, one of the most primitive and barbaric legal systems on earth, by giving it a little glitz and glamour, associating it with celebrities and their lives.

In modern Britain and America, there's almost nothing you can't sell on the back of somebody else's fame.

At Gates of Vienna, a Dutchman published an open letter he sent to the BBC and the programme's host after watching this programme. I would recommend reading it.

I have to ask myself, 'what is the BBC's agenda with this programme?'

They claim that they're responding to a topical issue, trying to make Islam and Muslims seem less exotic and mysterious and more mainstream - but is it just that?

This is appeasement. Not just of Islam, but the multiculturalist agenda in general. Pick the best bits, dress it up a little, make it sound not only palatable - but inevitable. You see, the host, Ajmal Masroor, just so happens to be a Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Bethnal Green and Bow constituency (currently held by George Galloway).

His profile and CV are very interesting - do click on the link and find out more. Apparently one of the main reasons you should vote for Ajmal - and it's the only line printed in bold - is because the Lib Dems have never had a candidate from 'an ethnic minority background' before.

So, in other words, he's a professional Muslim, and when it suits him a professional 'non-white' man.

The fact he's a prominent Muslim and prayer-leader is clearly supposed to help his case. His site says:

'I now want the chance to continue this work as a Liberal Democrat on the London Assembly. I believe my experiences give me a unique ability to relate to London’s marginalised individuals and reconnect them with the mainstream.

A vote for Ajmal is a vote for a vibrant, cohesive and forward-looking London.'

When he talks about 'marginalised' individuals, I very much doubt he's talking about the people like my Grandparents who now feel like strangers in their own city.

As for 'vibrant' - would that be vibrant as in Lahore, or more like Kabul?

The fact that our taxes in the form of the BBC licence fee are actually paying to push this man's political, religious and yes, ethnic agenda makes me fee physically sick.

But then, perhaps anyone taken in by a programme like this and a shyster like this pretty much deserves whatever they get; they'll get the 'vibrant' city they so desire, but they might be surprised at just what that word is a code for.

Watch 'Celebrity Lives Sharia Style' below (I would not recommend it after eating):







There's a part at the end where Masroor coos to his baby son:

"When you grow up, there'll be no need for a Sharia wedding certificate and a civil one - they'll be combined."

Absolutely shameless propaganda.

2 comments:

Abu Abdullah said...

'I now want the chance to continue this work as a Liberal Democrat on the London Assembly. I believe my experiences give me a unique ability to relate to London’s marginalised individuals and reconnect them with the mainstream.

A vote for Ajmal is a vote for a vibrant, cohesive and forward-looking London.'


"marginalised", "reconnect", "vibrant", "cohesive", forward-looking". He sure has the language down pat, hasn't he?

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Abu:

I'm convinced there's a special department somewhere committed to dreaming this stuff up.

If any of these people were half as good at listening and governing as they are spouting irritating, meaningless, worthless platitudes, we'd live in paradise.