Friday, 13 April 2012

Sharia creep

The London Islamic Zone (LIZ to its friends) is creeping west. Just over the border in the Borough of Islington (LIZ is basically the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest) lies the Metropolitan University of London, whose vice-chancellor (the overall boss man, for those not familiar with British universities, the actual chancellor being a purely ceremonial role) one Professor Malcolm Gillies, is proposing to designate some parts of the campus as no-alcohol and no-talk-about-sex areas. This is to make the University more muslim-friendly.

Met U is especially popular with female muslim students living inside the LIZ. This is because, as the Prof notes, many are taken to university by a close male relative; which indicates a hardline muslim attitude in the home. These female students are effectively prisoners allowed out for education on a day-release basis. Their families zealously guard their innocence, especially their complete innocence of the concepts of equality and female emancipation.

Only about 20% of the student body at Met U is muslim, but it seems the 80% must bend to accommodate the minority in this instance, at least according to the Prof.

Perhaps strangely though, no muslim has actually asked for these concessions to be made. The vice-chancellor has taken it upon himself to suggest them. When means the title of this post may be inappropriate - it's not sharia creeping here, it's the vice-chancellor being a creep!


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