More goats than teeth
One of my previous articles explored the relationship between the ideology of Islam and the law as it currently stands in the UK. Specifically, the article questioned whether Islam should be considered as a religion at all, given that it has essential characteristics that explicitly contravene Article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights in terms of a) being unworthy of respect in a democratic society, b) being incompatible with human dignity and c) conflicting with the fundamental rights of others.”
It is also becoming apparent that not only should Islam have its religious privileges rescinded in the UK, but that active measures should be taken to reclassify it as a criminal enterprise and / or a criminal cult. If anyone is in any doubt about this, I refer them to this excellent essay from Michael Copeland at the Gates of Vienna, where he demonstrates that the muddled thinking employed by our political elites concerning “radicalisation” overlooks the fact that more than half of the primary texts of Islam are concerned not with teaching Muslims about goodness, beauty and spirituality, but rather with instructing Muslims on how to treat the Kufaar, or non-believers, which is with, it must be said, a certain degree of ruthlessness.
A comment on the Gates of Vienna article by “Bob Smith” demonstrates that there are already laws on the statute books in some countries to deal with large-scale criminal enterprises – all that is needed is the political will to apply those laws when it comes to Islam, and to drop the pretense that it is somehow worthy of being called a religion.
Bob Smith says:
“We already have criminal enterprise statutes. Islam is a (cult) criminal enterprise.
American RICO statutes (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) were intended to go after the mafia. The acts of Islamic mullahs and jihadis clearly falls into the same pattern as the mafia. The only difference being, Islam’s claim of an oddball form of “religious legitimacy”.
The US should use the RICO statutes to, declare Islam, a criminal enterprise. Then close Islam down as it presently exists in the US.
RICO allows the government to follow crime and money. Then, arrest all, and confiscate anything in its path.
You can be sure the movement of money for jihad is widespread. You can be sure the incitement and communication between mullahs and mosques is wide spread. You can also be sure there is foreign involvement. The RICO statutes were made just for this type of activity.
Use a small army of CPAs and attorneys to investigate every jihad attack. Follow 100% of the money back to its source. Track anyone involved, in any way. Then use the RICO statutes to jail, confiscated, and shut down all involved. That includes:
M1 – Shutting down mosques involved in any jihad attack.
M2 – Arrest mullahs involved.
M3 – Follow, and confiscate, all jihad money back to its source.
Read it all at: http://rico-m3.blogspot.com/”
Given the amount of social upheaval that Islam is causing throughout the Western world, a re-classification of the status of Islam as a criminal enterprise and / or a criminal cult would solve a lot of our problems. As always, it is the inertia and cowardice of our political elites that must be challenged and overcome before we can move forward., and for that to happen, we must bring much more pressure to bear than we have done so far.
Tim Burton (with acknowledgements to Michael Copeland)