Guest post: Fighting radical Islam

via thefederalistpapers

With the terrorist atrocities happening across Europe and the UK in particular, I see a lot of anger, appeasement, grand standing etc – but little in the way of realistic solutions. I asked myself the question –

What can we do?

By we, I mean western societies and the Muslim communities that are a part of these societies.

My answer is – actually quite a lot.

Firstly, we must recognise that the issue pertains to Islam and only Islam. A declaration by the authorities that measures are being taken to halt radical Islam in our societies would be a good start.

Once you have clearly identified the threat, and made this declaration, then the next steps become easier.

  1. All mosques must be registered.
  2. Any unofficial mosque will be immediately shut down and any person (‘s) associated with the mosque will be interred for a minimum period of 10 years.
  3. All Mosques must have 24 hour CCTV coverage including audio of the entire premises and monitored by civil authorities.
  4. All preachers at any mosque must be registered and vetted by the security services.
  5. All Islamic schools must be registered and all teachers must also be registered and vetted by the security authorities.
  6. All Islamic schools must have 24hr CCTV coverage including audio of the entire premises and monitored by civil authorities.
  7. Sharia Law is outlawed and any person who participates in a Sharia court will be interred for a minimum period of 10 years.  [interred? that seems harsh ;) – ED]
  8. All religious marriages must have a license to proceed before the ceremony.

None of the above are necessarily draconian or for that matter unfair to the majority of Muslims.

It would at best be an inconvenience in their lifestyle – I assert that their inconvenience would be a lot less than that Western Society has faced since 9/11, or that suffered by the seven people who died in London, or the 21 in a critical condition in hospital etc. etc.

In fact if moderate Islam is indeed moderate, then they should be advocating for these kinds of steps to be taken – however I can’t see this happening any time soon.

We in NZ have been sheltered by our distance from the radical issues facing our world.

Unfortunately that is no longer the case – we have radicals here! They are radicalising others. There will be an attack here – it is not if but when. Our politicians must take a stand and be proactive – implementing the above would be a good start.


– Rosco

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