The Menace of Sharia Law in Western Democracies

by Amil Imani (February 2024)

Abû Zayd pleading before the qadi (judge) of Maʿarra, c. 1334.


Respect for the rule of law, as it is understood and practiced by civilized people, is an instrument of convenience to be used to advantage and to be violated when it is not for the Muslim. A Muslim believes in a different law—Sharia Law: a set of stone-age rules. Violation of the non-Muslim laws, therefore, is no violation at all to a Muslim.

Under Sharia Law, the very fabric of society unravels, giving rise to a nightmarish dystopia where chaos reigns supreme. The Muslim adherents of this archaic code would then wield an insidious influence that undermines the foundations of civilization. For them, the rule of law is not a guiding principle but a mere illusion to be manipulated at their convenience. The tentacles of Sharia Law would slowly extend into every facet of society, creating an environment of fear and uncertainty.

Modern Sharia Court, Cairo. Judges are required to follow Islamic jurisprudence.

Within the twisted worldview of the Muslims, adherence to Sharia Law is not just a choice; it is a mandate provided by their God, ‘Allah,’ a dark covenant that binds them to an evil destiny. These stone-age rules, steeped in brutality and devoid of compassion, serve as the twisted backbone of their society. Any attempt to question or challenge Sharia Law is met with ruthless reprisals, as the Muslims view dissent as a threat to their oppressive regime.

In this nightmarish reality, the concept of justice becomes a grotesque parody. Courts of law are replaced by arbitrary tribunals where the whims of the Muslims dictate the fate of the accused. Trials, if they can be called that, are nothing more than kangaroo courts designed to legitimize the preordained outcomes. The innocent tremble in terror, knowing that any semblance of fairness has been banished from this warped legal system.

Under the ominous specter of Sharia Law, the populace lives in perpetual trepidation, for these Muslims recognize no bounds in their quest for dominance. The once-stable foundations of society crumble, replaced by a lawless abyss where the strong prey on the weak without consequence. The Muslims thrive on this anarchy, reveling in the chaos they sow as the very notion of order becomes a distant memory.

In this harrowing landscape, the international community watches in horror, realizing the contagion of Sharia Law threatens to spread beyond its borders. The ominous whispers of this dark ideology reach far and wide, casting a pall over the future of civilization. As Muslims continue to flaunt the conventions of decency and morality, the world teeters on the precipice of a global nightmare, where the rule of law is nothing more than a relic of a bygone era. The question that hangs ominously in the air is whether the forces of reason and justice can muster the strength to confront and extinguish the encroaching darkness before it consumes us all.

What is incredible is the gall and audacity of devout Muslims in demanding that Western and other democracies legalize Sharia in their societies. Countries such as Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, and other European countries, as well as Canada and the United States, with large populations of Muslims, mostly recent arrivals, and ironically, drawn by the allure of democratic freedoms, are experiencing the insistent demands by Muslims to have Sharia rule their Islamic communities.

Paradoxically, they seek to replace these very freedoms with the oppressive shackles of Sharia Law. The clamor for the legitimization of Sharia within Islamic communities is nothing less than chilling; it is a testament to the insatiable hunger for dominance that lies at the core of this ideological menace.

Therefore, the audacious push for the legalization of Sharia in Western democracies is nothing short of a bold attempt to subvert the very principles upon which these nations were built. The Muslims, driven by an unrelenting desire to impose their archaic worldview, are exploiting the freedoms and tolerance of these democracies to advance their sinister agenda. It is a Trojan horse of the most insidious kind, threatening to unleash a tsunami of darkness that would engulf the bedrock values of these societies.

The Sharia Council of Britain presiding over marital cases at their east London headquarters (AFP/Getty)

The Muslims, seemingly emboldened by their growing numbers, exhibit an unwavering determination to impose Sharia not only within their communities but also on the broader societal landscape. The audacity lies not just in their requests for cultural accommodation but in the blatant disregard for the principles of pluralism and individual liberties that form the bedrock of democratic societies.

In the face of such audacious demands, division looms over these democratic nations. The fabric of multiculturalism, celebrated for fostering diversity and coexistence, now faces the dangerous threat of unraveling. The Muslims’ insistence on the legalization of Sharia stands as a stark challenge to the ideals of tolerance and mutual respect that have been carefully cultivated over decades.

As the Muslims persist in their brave attempts to normalize Sharia within Western democracies, a looming question arises: Will the foundations of these nations prove resilient enough to withstand this ideological onslaught, or are we witnessing the gradual erosion of the principles that have defined these societies for generations? The struggle for the soul of democracy intensifies, and the resilience of these nations will be tested in the crucible of cultural clashes as the Muslims unapologetically press forward with their audacious demands, threatening to reshape the very landscapes of freedom and justice.

This is just the beginning, and it may seem relatively harmless to the simpletons in our midst. Yet, once Sharia is recognized to any extent, it will reach out to rule not only on matters that concern Muslims but also those that may involve Muslims and non-Muslims. Under Sharia, a Muslim man married to a non-Muslim woman can divorce the woman at will, automatically have custody of the children, and toss the wife out of “his” home with just about no compensation.

Yes, mark my words – The seemingly innocuous beginnings of the push for Sharia’s recognition are nothing short of the opening gambit in a dangerous game that threatens to engulf entire societies in its suffocating grasp. To the unsuspecting, it may appear as a harmless accommodation to the cultural nuances of the Muslim community. However, this is a calculated maneuver, a strategic move on the grand chessboard of ideology, where the pawns are the fundamental principles of justice, equality, and individual rights.

Once Sharia gains even the slightest foothold, its insidious influence creeps beyond the confines of Muslim matters, insinuating itself into the lives of both Muslims and non-Muslims. The ominous implications unfold like a dark tapestry, weaving a narrative of subjugation and injustice transcending cultural boundaries.

In Jordan, Muslim Sharia judges attend an Arab conference on Islamic law. (REUTERS)

Under the looming specter of Sharia, the very fabric of familial relationships is torn asunder. A Muslim man, married to a non-Muslim woman, becomes a pawn in a legal game where the rules are designed to favor one ideology over another. The perverse provisions of Sharia grant him the arbitrary power to sever marital ties at will, leaving his non-Muslim wife in a nightmarish limbo.

The repercussions extend far beyond the emotional turmoil of divorce. Sharia dictates that the Muslim man, by the stroke of a legal pen, automatically gains custody of the children, stripping the non-Muslim mother of her maternal rights. This heart-wrenching separation becomes not only a personal tragedy but a glaring example of the gross injustices perpetuated in the name of an antiquated legal code.

The insidious nature of Sharia is further laid bare when it comes to property rights. The Muslim man, armed with the weapon of Sharia, has the authority to unceremoniously cast his non-Muslim wife out of “his” home, leaving her with minimal recourse and virtually no compensation. The sanctity of the family home, once considered a haven, becomes a battleground where Sharia’s brutal tenets override the principles of fairness and equity.

The implications are increasingly dire. What may seem like a benign concession to cultural differences reveals itself as a sinister ploy, threatening to dismantle the foundations of justice, equality, and individual autonomy that are the cornerstones of a just society. The ominous reality is that once Sharia gains recognition, the erosion of fundamental rights will follow, casting a dark shadow over the very essence of a fair and equitable legal system.

This is the beginning and the prelude to a disturbing descent into an abyss of legal injustice and societal upheaval.


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Amil Imani is an Iranian-American writer, satirist, novelist, public speaker, political analyst, foreign policy, National and Homeland Security, Intelligence and counterterrorism who has been writing and speaking out about the danger of radical Islam both in America and internationally. He has become a formidable voice in the United States against the danger of global jihad and Islamization of America. Imani is the author of Obama Meets Ahmadinejad, Operation Persian Gulf, and US Constitution for Kids. He is currently working on his fourth and fifth books. He is the 2010 honoree of EMET: “The Speaker of the Truth Award” at Capitol Hill. His website is

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