Extremists want UK towns to become Islamic states

Bradford, Dewsbury and Tower Hamlets should be turned into independent Islamic states operating under full Sharia law, an extremist Muslim group has said.

The plan has been published in a document posted on the website of the radical group, Muslims Against Crusades (MAC).

The document also calls for the release from prison of all Muslim criminals, a ban on Muslims joining the police or armed forces, and a rejection of British democracy.


It says, “we suggest it is time that areas with large Muslim populations might declare an emirate delineating that Muslims within this area are trying to live by the Sharia as much as possible, with their own courts and community watch and schools and even self sufficient trade.

“Likely areas for these projects might be Dewsbury or Bradford or Tower Hamlets to begin with. In time we can envisage that the whole of the Sharia might one day be implemented starting with these enclaves.”

The group’s extreme plan comes as a Bill in the House of Lords seeks to stop Sharia law taking root as a parallel legal system.


The Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill, introduced by Baroness Cox, would make it a crime for Sharia courts to falsely claim legal jurisdiction.

It would also protect Muslim women from sex discrimination at the hands of Sharia courts.

The Christian Institute’s Mike Judge said: “There is no way that the British Government is going to allow independent Islamic states to be set up in any of our towns or cities. It’s just not going to happen.


“But this does show that some British Muslims want to impose Sharia law on their communities. That’s why we’re backing Lady Cox’s Bill in the House of Lords.

“Her Bill will stop Sharia law taking root as a parallel legal system, and ensure that there is equality before the law – particularly for vulnerable Muslim women.”

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