MUSLIMS IN THE WEST--40 TO 60 PERCENT WANT TO LIVE UNDER SHARIA LAW
It is critical that the West understand the fundamental beliefs of Islam and its objectives. To fail to do so could lead to our own demise. Here is a recent question and answer with Mark Steyn the author of America Alone on the topic:
"[W]hat would you say to those who believe that majority Islam is not synonymous with fundamentalist Islam?
Mark Steyn: Fundamentalist is a term we use rather carelessly. Very few people take the trouble to become suicide bombers and that's good news, but the reality is that substantial numbers of Muslims agree with the aims of the Jihadists even if they don't choose to blow themselves up. When Muslims in the West are polled, 40 to 60 percent wish to live under Sharia and wish to reside in the United Kingdom and the United States as opposed to Saudi Arabia. They may disagree with the means but they entirely support the ends. The goal is an Islamic republic in the UK, the U.S. or the Netherlands, and that provides the radicals with a lot of cushion. Remember, the running of a community is mostly done by its most aggressive, extremist elements. The most difficult part of Islamic Law for most westerners to grasp is that there is no separation of church and state. The religion of Islam and the government are one. Islamic Law is controlled, ruled and regulated by the Islamic religion. The theocracy controls all public and private matters. Government, law and religion are one. There are varying degrees of this concept in many nations, but all law, government and civil authority rests upon it and it is a part of Islamic religion."
Islam cannot peacably coexist under a Western form of government. Those who think that it can are foolhardy. In Islam, sharia is the expression of the divine will, and constitutes a system of duties that are incumbent upon a "good" muslim by virtue of his religious belief. Yet to a muslim, sharia is not merely a codification of laws--it is the main pillar of Islamic theocracy. Muslims believe it is god's divine command to establish a global islamic state in order to apply sharia. Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi (1903-1971) who is seen as a founding fathers of the global Islamic revivalist movements stated:
"The objective of Islamic 'jihad' is to eliminate the rule of an un-Islamic system and establish in its stead an Islamic system of state rule. Islam does not intend to confine this revolution to a single state or a few countries; the aim of Islam is to bring about a universal revolution.'"