Saturday, March 25, 2006

 

Is a Muslim enclave coming to a city near you?

Thanks to DBL over at Light Seeking Light for pointing me towards this analysis

The Islamist Challenge to the U.S. Constitution - Middle East Quarterly - Spring 2006.

The paper discusses how “Muslim groups have petitioned to establish enclaves in which they can uphold and enforce greater compliance to Islamic law” and what protections the rest of us have in fighting such moves.

This anecdote in particular caught my eye:

“The Gwynnoaks Muslim Residential Development group, for example, has established an informal enclave in Baltimore because, according to John Yahya Cason, director of the Islamic Education and Community Development Initiative, a Baltimore-based Muslim advocacy group, "there was no community in the U.S. that showed the totality of the essential components of Muslim social, economic, and political structure."

More here Islam only community in Baltimore to show "totality of Muslim social, economic, and political structure" and for 'protection':

Gwynn Oaks is a Baltimore community…as in Baltimore, the city where I live so I am definitely attuned to this now. Fortunately, it seems the enclave remains an informal one with no basis for respect of its decisions by US or Maryland courts. As such it may just be on par with homeowners associations….but they can be pretty scary so we’ll keep an eye out on this.

BTW – did you read or hear about Holy Cross’ big win last night over Minnesota in the NCAA Hockey Tournament…”arguably the greatest upset in NCAA tournament history” 'SADERS WIN!!!
In a politically incorrect matchup tonight (3/25), the Crusaders take on the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota @ 9PM on ESPNU (DirectTV Ch #609).

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