Sunday, January 27, 2008

Muslims lay siege to Australian Hospital

How do you solve a problem like Sharia?

There was a standoff outside the hospital doors. The siege lasted almost three hours. A flashpoint occurred at one stage and reinforcements were called: three fully laden unmarked police cars arrived. Between eight to ten undercover police faced off the Muslims assembled on the other side of the road. The police deliberately displayed their pistols without drawing them, to show they meant business. At this point in time about four to six ambulances waiting in their designated area drove off as one and didn't reappear until the Muslim crowd had dispersed some time later …

At the centre of the action was an Egyptian cab driver. He stood out as the commander of the situation as soon as he arrived. He was directing traffic. He ordered the women to surround the bed of the deceased, so as to stop the body being taken to the hospital mortuary, or whatever.

The Muslim women abused the nurses for trying to carry out their tasks. ‘You haven't any feelings like us; we have a dead man here,’ they said as sat or stood around the bed in tight formation, effectively cordoning it off.

The taxi driver was speaking in Arabic, of course. The Muslim people followed every word he said. It was like an army operation. ‘This is against the Islamic religion, they are not to interfere with the body’. He called for someone to come and pray and then the body could be taken away.
The police commander came to realise he had to negotiate through the taxi driver. The cries were incessant, they weren't listening, only to the taxi man: ‘We must have a quick burial’, shrieks of "No, you can't take him", "Many sheiks must come to take him to Genah (paradise)". Over time the assembled Muslims did quieten down a bit.

The deal accepted by the police commander correlated to Sharia law and not Australian law. It certainly wasn't a compromise position at all, it was capitulation. A family member was allowed to stay overnight with the deceased, to ensure that the blood samples or any other forensic testing would not occur.

More at the link.