Saturday, February 25, 2006

Tory Sharia

The state of South Dakota is in the process of turning back the clock to return to the Golden Age of Before Abortion. Unless someone breaks the governor's arms in the next short while, he will be signing into law the criminalization of all abortions except where the mother's health is at risk.

Welcome to the 21st century.

Sharia is not something exclusive to Islam. Christian fundamentalists and conservatives have their own version of sharia, and they are just as willing to use government to push through their agendas. Polls have shown that Christian conservatives in the US would like to see all abortions illegal (regardless of the health of the mother); divorce, nonheterosexuality, and nonmarital sex illegal; corporal punishment of children *legal*; the death penality enforced in all states; and women relegated to the home.

There is a vague sense that if Americans would only return to the True Values of the Judeo-Christian Heritage, then everything would be all right again. America would return to its rightful place as worshipped master of the world, crime would evaporate, and everyone would eat their vegetables.

Which is so word-for-word an echo of the Islamic Wahhabist desire to return to their Golden Age.

What does democracy mean when a powerful minority group can force their religious ideologies on a secular majority? The Wahhabits don't claim to be democratic; but the American Christian fundamentalists do.

I am concerned that Canadian religious conservatives, including the roster of wingnuts in the Tory ranks, might take South Dakota as an example of what kind of sharia is possible in Canada.

The sooner we bring RU486 on the market, the better.

Comments:
Maybe I'm just being overly polyanna, but I can't share your concerns. If Canadian socons did make some serious attempts to follow South Dakota's example, it would only assure the Liberals a majority in the next election.
 
With the Christofascists setting up think tanks in Ottawa, we should not let our guard down. A large number of Americans didn't think that this could happen to them, yet South Dakota is just the beginning.
 
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