QUOTE(Nazia1987 @ Sep 15 2010, 06:02 PM)
angeloscar, just out of curiousity which parts of Europe are you speaking of? It's just that I have never heard of such a thing happening (sharia being incorporated into a democratic nation)
i understand people are afraid, but i dont think sharia could in any way shape or form ever be implemented in the united states, regardless of the size of the Muslim community simply because sharia laws are religious laws and we have the separation of church and state here. It would take more than simply having a large Muslim population. and one thing to be aware of is that the Muslim population in the United States is probably far smaller than you think.
One other thing to point out that i would like to share is the motivation behind most Muslims in the US... ok... most Muslims come to US for one of two reasons... either they are comig to get a good education and job here or they are coming to flee political persecution in their homeland etc reasons like this. the first group, those coming for education, you would be shocked if u just talked to most. you know all of my Muslim friends here in the US get so adjusted to the alternate lifestyle here yet they don't loose their morals from back home. but they still separate the two. for example, i have a friend from oman. back home she will wear abaya, she will not hang out with any guy friends, she will be more quiet etc... Asian culture n all... but here in the US... she is very loud, she has many friends both male n female (but not close male friends, not like they will hang out alone but they still talk, etc) and she wears really beautiful stylish clothes. when she is in oman she respects the way it is there when she is here she respects the way it is here.
i guess what im trying to say is Muslims like anyone else come here and fi they want to stay here they play within the rules. the Muslims you are picturing, like some hardcore fundamentalist, etc... these people don't have much motivation to stay in the US at all because the culture and everything is so different here... this is not the main group that is here in the US. someone like this would study here in the US and then go back to their home country afterwards
Simply Google "sharia in Europe" or sharia law in the West, etc. You will see hundreds of discussions about this topic. Malmo, Sweden, in the UK, France, Germany, etc. I don't mean that entire cities are in the grip of Sharia but there are large enclaves of Muslims in many European cities who are taking over districts or sections of cities and gradually local law and national law is being supplanted by sharia. Unfortunately for the U.S., it is quite apparent that numerous Muslims are immigrating into country who mean to do us harm. Even American born Muslims are being converted to be loyal to Islam first and to the U.S. second (Malik Hassan for example, Ft. Hood massacre). You are right, the Muslim population in the U.S. still hasn't reached a critical mass to have a large effect yet. the birthrate of Muslims is far higher per capita than that of non-Muslims and this is causing a population shift, especially in Europe.