13 August 2016

Elect A Muslim Mayor, Expect Shariah To Follow

Sadiq Khan
For traditional Christian countries and cities who are planning to elect a Muslim mayor or local executive, the experience of London may be worth checking first as a point of reference.

For those who are not aware, London has elected its first Muslim mayor not too long ago and everyone is now discovering that Shariah may be in its future.

During the campaign some of the rhetoric warned that Sadiq Khan might be a cosmopolitan wrapping over fundamentalist Islam. In the past Khan had appeared at the same events as Western–hating imams who would be happy to have the United Kingdom as an outpost in the caliphate.

After a brief calm, Khan is now set to start a storm in the city.

As Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins wrote, "Muslim mayor banned ads with bikini-clad women on TFL. Stand by for adverts for burkinis."

The genesis of the controversy (is that phrase too religious?) as reported by Fox News, is a Protein World ad on the side of a bus that had a fetching young lady nicely filling out a yellow bikini. The large headline read: "Are You Beach Body Ready?"

That was enough for Mayor Khan. He called for banning ads showing women in bikinis claiming the ads "send a harmful message."

"As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies," Khan wrote. "It is high time it came to an end."

The fact that Khan can use saving women from "harm" as an excuse to begin what looks like the imposition of Shariah on advertising makes it all the richer.

Shariah, among other things detrimental to women, requires females to dress "modestly" which means covering up and can include everything up to wearing a black body bag with slits for the eyes.

Some wags tweeted "the mayor should also ban ads regarding erectile dysfunction and even weight loss products if he is serious about ensuring ads don't offend the general public."