Dec 5 2012
BELGIUM: Outraged citizen interrupts swearing-in ceremony for newly elected radical Islamist Councillor
The new Muslim councillor has a radical Islamic agenda and has long been an outspoken proponent of Sharia Law for Belgium. The angry protester is told to shut up and and leave.
Right Perspective Two Muslim candidates vowed to establish an Islamic state in Belgium based on Sharia law, after winning local elections in Brussels two weeks ago.
Air Jeddig L’Houcine and Redouane Ahrough (photo left and in above video), both from the fledgling Islam Party, handily won seats in two major districts of the Belgian capital Brussels, Molenbeek and Anderlecht, respectively. The election was October 14th.
“Islam is compatible with the laws of the Belgian people,” the two councilors assured skeptics during an October 25 press conference in a tea room in Brussels. “As elected Muslims, we embrace the Quran. We consider Islam as a universal religion. Our presence at the council gives us the opportunity to express ourselves,” Ahrough told reporters.
A transcript of the press conference shows the candidates praised Islam as having “allowed the emergence of European civilization” while insisting their faith has evolved into something compatable with coservative-libertarian ideology. But an Islam Party campaign flier distributed during the election shows its ultimate goal is to establish the main tenants of Sharia law in their districts. The top three platforms listed were to establish Halal meals in cafeterias, government recognition of Muslim holidays, and allowing the hijab to be worn publicly.
During a political run ten years ago, Ahrough distributed a 40-point platform that included bringing back capital punishment, legalizing teen marriage, severity towards divorce, and a ban on mixing of the sexes in public places – all key points of Sharia law.
Not only did Ahrough not denounce his old agenda last week, he said it was still the same, with the ultimate goal of creating an Islamic state based on Sharia law in Belgium.