Europe's Cities Absorb Sharia Law

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan banned advertisements that promote "unrealistic expectations of women's body image and health". Now Berlin is planning to ban images in which women are portrayed as "beautiful but weak, hysterical, dumb, crazy, naive, or ruled by their emotions". Tagesspiegel's Harald Martenstein said the policy "could have been adopted from the Taliban manifesto".
  • The irony is that this wave of morality and "virtue" is coming from cities governed by uninhibited leftist politicians, who for years campaigned for sexual liberation. It is now a "feminist" talking point to advocate sharia policy.
  • To paraphrase the American writer Daniel Greenfield, the irony of women celebrating their own suppression is both heartbreaking and stupefying.

Within days after the Islamic State conquered the city of Sirte in Libya two years ago, enormous billboards appeared in the Islamist stronghold warning women they must wear baggy robes that cover their entire bodies, and no perfume. These "sharia stipulations for hijab" included wearing dense material and a robe that does not "resemble the attire of unbelievers".

Two years later, Europe's three most important cities - London, Paris and Berlin - are adopting the same sharia trend.

Paris has said au revoir to "sexist" ads on public billboards. The Paris city council announced its ban after the Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the move meant that Paris was "leading the way" in the fight against sexism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan also banned advertisements that promote "unrealistic expectations of women's body image and health". Now Berlin is planning to ban images in which women are portrayed as "beautiful but weak, hysterical, dumb, crazy, naive, or ruled by their emotions". Der Tagesspiegel's Harald Martenstein said the policy "could have been adopted from the Taliban manifesto".

The irony is that this wave of morality and "virtue" is coming from cities governed by uninhibited leftist politicians, who for years campaigned for sexual liberation.

There is a reason for this grotesque campaign banning these images. These cities host significant Muslim populations; and politicians -- the same who frantically are enacting mandatory multiculturalism -- want to please "Islam". It is now a "feminist" talking point to advocate sharia policy, as does Linda Sarsour. The result is that, today, few feminists dare to criticize Islam.

It is happening everywhere. Dutch municipalities are "advising" their employees to not wear mini-skirts. There are women-only hours at Swedish swimming pools. German schools are sending letters to parents asking children to avoid wearing "revealing clothes".

The first to suggest calling for a ban on posters or advertisements that "reduce women or men to sexual objects" was German Justice Minister Heiko Maas, a Social Democrat.

"To demand the veiling of women or taming of men," said Free Democratic Party leader Christian Lindner, "is something known among radical Islamic religious leaders, but not from the German minister of justice."

In 1969, Germany was overwhelmed by a debate on introducing into schools the "Sexualkundeatlas", an "atlas" of sexual science. Now the effort is to desexualize German society. The newspaper Die Welt commented:

"Thanks to Justice Minister Heiko Maas we finally know why on New Year's Eve, at Cologne Central Station, about a thousand women were victims of sexual violence: because of sexist advertising. Too many eroticized models, too much naked skin on our billboards, too many erotic mouths, too many miniskirts in fashion magazines, too many wiggling rear-ends and chubby breasts in television spots. It is another step in the direction of a 'submission'".

Instead of nipples and buttocks, Die Welt concludes, "should we urge the use of burqa or veil, as Mrs. Erdogan does?"

The same German élites who suggest banning "sexist" billboards censored the crude details of the mass sexual assaults in Cologne. Meanwhile, a liberal Berlin mosque, which banned burqas and opened its door to gays and to unveiled women, is now under police protection after threats from Muslim supremacists.

Europe's élites have adopted a double standard: they are proud to host an exhibit of a Christian crucifix submerged in urine, but quickly capitulate to Muslim demands to censor cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed. The Italian authorities went to great efforts to spare Iran's President Hassan Rouhani a view of nudity on ancient sculptures in the Capitoline Museums of Rome.

The Western public appears fascinated by Islamic veils. Ismail Sacranie, a founder of Modestly Active, the manufacturer that designs burkinis, told the New York Times that 35% of their clients are non-Muslim. Aheda Zanetti, a Lebanese woman living in Australia who invented the burkini, claims that 40% of her sales are to non-Muslim women. The Western public, which has been romanticizing Islam, is apparently absorbing the pieties of Islamic law. The Spectator called it "a new puritanism" and "why some feminists make common cause with Islam".

To paraphrase the American writer Daniel Greenfield, the irony of women celebrating their own suppression is both heartbreaking and stupefying.

Europe might soon have to apologize to the Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker. She was criticized -- denounced -- for advising women to keep "at an arm's length" from strangers to avoid sexual harassment.

If the West keeps on betraying the democratic value of individual freedom on which Western civilization is based, Islamic fundamentalists, like those who imposed burqas on Libyan women, will start imposing them on Western women. They may even begin with those feminist élites who first created the sexual revolution to emancipate women in the 1960s, and who are now infatuated with an obscurantist garment that hides women in a portable prison.

If the West keeps betraying the democratic value of individual freedom, Islamic fundamentalists, like those who imposed burqas on Libyan women, will do the same to Western women. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)


BlackChicken wildbad Thu, 08/03/2017 - 03:32 Permalink

Screw islam: pure hypocrisy.

Did you know mohamed was a white guy? White like a tub of Cool Whip?
His favorite wife was 9 years old, and he received revelations from allah when dressed in her clothing. So, a white dwarf pedophile was the real prophet of this death cult referred to as islam. That's why they freak out if an image of their "prophet" is made; they are scared shirtless of the truth coming out into the light.

This shit is too bizarre to be taken seriously.

Anyone professing to be of this "faith" is bat shit crazy, and should not only be untrusted, but outright feared as unstable. Shira law is a joke to western civilization (post 14th century).

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froze25 (not verified) BlackChicken Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:15 Permalink

Any woman that supports main stream feminism is out of their mind. They are literally pushing to have legalized beatings, having to be covered head to toe (I thought feminism fought that), lose their freedom of movement, of career choice, all fashion eliminated(fashion is crack for women), have arranged marriages again in the west. They are out of their mind.  They support this crap, they March with them, they take them into their homes, they actually say more should come into their countries. 

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HenryKissinger… (not verified) froze25 (not verified) Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:04 Permalink

ALL acording to plan...nothing to see here, it is just a plan to turn europe into a future race of mongrel Jew-worshippers... check also:-KALERGI plan (miscegenation into low IQ brown mongrels) / also Hooton plan-George Soros leaks on the Merkel plan Merkel Plan Compassion and Control… Charlemagne Prize BEARERS list professional rapefugee smuggler operation… divörsity™ Lerner Spectre"I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive." ~ Barbara Lerner Spectre"Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit...The man of the future will be a mongrel.  Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian–Negroid race of the future, similar in its outward appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals."Practical Idealism - by Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi

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StarGate ACP Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:37 Permalink

One former Iran child bride warns all Mosques are also courts of Sharia Law. If true... a Mosque placed in a Community means the land it occupies and people who adhere to it, believe they are immune from the laws of the country in which the Mosque resides.

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SoDamnMad Jubal Early (not verified) Thu, 08/03/2017 - 03:49 Permalink

This just in.  Angela Merkel has cancelled the 2017 Octoberfest saying that she does not wish to offend the Muslim guests in the country with the drinking and hostesses with deep cleavage.  Instead there will be presentations on Sharia law with a trial week of living under the Muslim code.  All meat will be banned from sale due to both pork and animals not killed acording to Halel customs. Suck it up Germany.

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Haus-Targaryen BlackChicken Thu, 08/03/2017 - 04:25 Permalink

Hitler's problem is the same thing that will take down our current establishment: Hubris. Had Hitler not executed everyone in the Wehrmacht who told him flat out "taking on the USSR before we have won in Western Europe is a mistake" and listened to the guy instead, its quite likely German would be the world language right now. Furthermore, you must appreciate that had Hitler won WWII -- the Muzzie invasion of Europe wouldn't be happening.  He had his own screw-ball visions of the future which I am glad didn't come to pass, but I often wonder if it would have been worse than what we are going to experience here in Europe in the coming decades unless something material changes and quickly. 

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Jubal Early (not verified) Haus-Targaryen Thu, 08/03/2017 - 05:45 Permalink

Stalin was days away from invading Germany when Hitler started Barbarossa.  Even though Stalin had invaded Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bessarabia and Finland the (((west))) was already firmly on his side.If Hitler hadn't let the English army escape at Dunkirk then he wouldn't have had the two front war.  That mistake was not hubris, it was humility.

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otschelnik Haus-Targaryen Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:01 Permalink

HT your comment about Hubris, Hitler, and history rang a certain bell when we consider the left's depeche from liberalism.  Its time we all re-read Erich Fromm's book "Escape from Freedom."  He was a psychonalyst from the Freudian / Frankfurt school and the book tried to explain the psychological factor which made the German people acquiesce to fascism.I think that the same process is occuring now.  People that were raised in the feminist politically correct era are now in power and the are ready to acquiesce to the things which they themselves violently rebelled against in the name of deferrence to others: censorship, soft introduction of dress code, suppression of opposition, etc.  On a psychological level they are self-loathing and intensely feel guilt; for their whiteness, superior culture, technological advancement.  Not a psychatrist mind you, but that's what seems to be going on.  

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Anonymous_Bene… otschelnik Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:42 Permalink

I became familiar with Fromm back around the time ZH was a anonymous poster commented that he was reading "To Have or To Be" by Fromm and gave a short endorsement saying how much it had revolutionized his way of thinking.He grabbed my attention in "To Have or To Be" from the get-go when he analyzed Russian state capitalism vs. Western capitalism...both of which were rather indistinguishable from the other when you look at thier ultimate forward to today and the man was certainly a visionary.Fromm also predicted the rise of Hitler prior to his electoral defeat in 1932.But back to your point..."Escape from Freedom" is definitely worth the read and gets really good in the later parts where Fromm discusses the risks of delegating individual freedom to be managed by authoritarian bureaucrats such as the Nazi's.I fully expect America and the West in 2033 to eerily resemble Germany in 1933.

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Haus-Targaryen wildbad Thu, 08/03/2017 - 04:14 Permalink

I live in a small town outside of Frankfurt an Main, and can also confirm.  Places in Kindergardens and Kitas (think preschool) are in short supply due to the state giving preferance to "immigrant children" so as to "help them integrate", some cities such as Offenbach, Hanau and Friedberg are total losses.  The best thing I tell everyone in Germany at this point, and its sad, but look at real estate in Hungary, near the Plattensee.  Homes can be had for less than 100k, easy to rent out and its a small German-speaking enclave.  Poland is expensive and they have no interest in taking large numbers of Germans in.  This will be a wild ride.  Möge Gott uns beistehen. An example: cheap enough you can pay in cash, and if you are handy and "handwerklich begabt" then making this very liveable would be quite easy. 

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Jubal Early (not verified) Haus-Targaryen Thu, 08/03/2017 - 05:53 Permalink

I lived in the Hoch Taunus before the Wende.My experience with Hungarians is that they are dour and depressed and not very friendly.  Of course my experience of Germans is that they are the cheapest sons of bitches in Europe.  Germans will always try to welch on their dues.  Its uncanny.The problem for Germans is that the chosen ones despise them so, almost as much as Russians.   There is no place for them to hide, at least in Europe.

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Darkman17 subversion Thu, 08/03/2017 - 03:20 Permalink

A note to the oppressed Europeans:

Don't come to america, there is nothing here for you, just dumb selfish capitalists with guns and trucks. Go to Venezuela, where the american dream is alive and well. Everyone gets a job in venezuela. There is more oil there than in saudi arabia, and you can be middle class there the moment you step off the plane. I am working hard to buy a plane ticket there myself.

Oppressed American

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StarGate Haus-Targaryen Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:10 Permalink

Yes, thx 4 Math lesson.

Takes Man 15 seconds to father a child.
Takes Woman 9 months to become a mom.

Both the Muslim political system and the Mormon political system figured out the math. Man takes 4 wives. One legal wive, 3 supported by taxpayers as single mom. Then in 9 months has 4 kids not one (1).

Man then is head of a village, not just a family and outpaces his neighbors in pop thus in one generation outvotes them and can put a Moslem in every Mayoral seat...

ask London.

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Jubal Early (not verified) Doom and Dust Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:03 Permalink

"Most muslims in Europe are decent hard-working people"

Even if this was true (it isn't because "decent" people honor their hosts customs) it doesn't mean that they are paying their "fair share" in a world of progressive taxation.  Running a kebab stand or an imbiss may take long hours but it is mostly sitting around playing blackgammon with your invader buddies who are on social support, dealing drugs are living on stolen loot.From the black or untaxed portion of your income (also known as money laundering) of course they never declare.   The rest of their income probably doesn't even cover their expenses, so there is no taxes paid to the state, or certain nothing approaching the amount of resources that they consume (especially with their large, extended families).The number of small towns or villages across Europe that willingly accept these invaders is so minute as to make your claims a complete farce.

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Doom and Dust Jubal Early (not verified) Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:07 Permalink

I'm not defending mass immigration from the third world. It's a net loss in all aspects of European society.I just don't buy the muslim baiting. All anti-Islam parties in Europe have close ties to Israel and Likud. The same country that goes out of its way to ship muslims over there, and make a killing in the process.Ever wondered why that is?

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