BELGISTAN? SHARIA SHOWDOWN LOOMS IN BRUSSELS
By Dan Wooding, Founder of the ASSIST News Service
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (ANS - October 10, 2015) -- The graffiti on a building in Belgium says it all: "Welcome to 'Belgistan." In fact, some are now calling it the "Muslim capital of Europe."
According to Dale Hurd, CBN News Senior reporter, "Brussels is the capital of Europe. But some are now calling it the Muslim capital of Europe.
"Muslims are still a minority in Belgium, but in the capital of Brussels, they're already the largest religious group, comprising one-quarter of the city's population.
"In less than 20 years they're expected to be the majority."
Hurd went on to say that Sharia4Belgium, is the most confrontational Muslim group in the country.
Many don't take the small group seriously. But Sharia4Belgium head Fouad Belkacem, alias Abu Imran, sounded very serious when he told CBN News he expects Muslims to dominate Belgium and the world.
"The Sharia will dominate," Imran said. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide."
Hurd stated that Sharia4Belgium is a public relations nightmare for those Muslim groups that try to play down their ties to radicalism and Sharia law.
Imran was completely open with CBN News, saying Islam and Sharia law are inseparable, and that democracy is evil.
"Sharia is Islam, to be clear," he said. "There is no difference between Islam and Sharia, it's just a name."
"Democracy is the opposite of Sharia and Islam," he said. "We believe Allah is the legislator. Allah makes the laws. He decides what is allowed and what is forbidden."
CBN News asked Imran about self-described "democratic Muslims" who are against the extreme parts of Sharia law.
"That's really funny when I hear someone say I was speaking to a 'democratic Muslim,'" he replied.
"It's the same thing as saying I was speaking to Christian Jew, or a Jewish Muslim or something like that. It's impossible."
"How could you meet a Jewish Muslim or a Christian Jew?" he continued. "And the Muslim who says he's against Sharia, he's not a Muslim. It's impossible."
Like in many countries across Europe, a culture war over Islam is well under way in Belgium.
Last month, the mosque of Charleroi was desecrated when a pig mask was affixed to its gate. Then the daughter of the head of Belgium's right wing party, An-Sofie Dewinter, posed in a bikini and burqa with the words in Dutch, "Freedom or Islam."
Someone later painted over the poster, giving her a full burqa. Dewinter received death threats.
On YouTube, Imran called her father, politician Filip Dewinter "a pimp" for letting her pose in a bikini.
"This community is a dirty, perverted community. We see that this community is breaking down, so we need to save this community like we saved it in Spain," Imran said, referencing the Muslim invasion of Spain 1,300 years ago.
"We need to save this community and enlighten this community with Islam," he told CBN News.
And Islam is flexing its muscle. Girls in bikinis have been attacked, and in some Muslim neighborhoods, Sharia law is enforced.
A 'Fascist Ideology'
"The big cities in Europe are first places we can see what will happen when the majority is Muslim," warned Sam van Rooy, co-editor of an important new Dutch language book called Islam: Critical Essays on a Political Religion.
"We see it in the big cities: Brussels, Amsterdam also, Rotterdam and Antwerp," he said.
"Islam is a fascist ideology, and it's not a religion like Christianity and Judaism," he told CBN News. "The danger in it is that it has a religious side, not like Communism and Nazism, which are only ideologies, but Islam has a bit of both."
Imran, said Hurd, is looking forward to someday replacing Belgian law with the Sharia law, including amputation for theft, stoning for adultery, and death to homosexuals.
"A lot of people, when they hear about Sharia, immediately start thinking about amputations, stoning, killings. That's just, I don't know, one-thousandth of the Sharia," he said.
"Did you know that in 1,302 years of the Islamic state, with the Sharia implemented, we had something like 60 hands cut off, amputated? So in 1,300 years, 60 hands," he noted.
"Is that really a number that you can say is frightening to everyone? And if you're not a criminal, why should you be afraid of Sharia?" he challenged.
Sharia Showdown Looms
A showdown over Sharia is coming because the high Muslim birthrate is changing the political landscape. The most common baby name in Brussels for four years running has been Mohammed.
CBN News asked Imran if he thinks it's just a matter of time before Muslims are the majority in Belgium.
"Of course," he replied. "Even the disbelievers themselves -- they say in 2030 something like that -- there will be a majority of Muslims here in Belgium. Here in Antwerp in the schools, 40 percent of the children are Muslim, so no problem."
And Imran offered this advice to the white native Belgians who want to stop the coming Muslim majority: "If they want to push us back or something, I don't know, maybe they can start by marrying four wives and have a lot of children," he said. "Start with that and they will have a chance, but I don't think so."
Van Rooy also said he sees a Muslim future for Belgium.
"I don't think it's going to stop," he told CBN News. "I am very pessimistic. And I think more and more Belgian people will leave Brussels, so it will become a real Islamic capital in decades."
"I don't think we're very far away," Imran agreed. "The victory of Allah is very near. So, I think the West and Europe needs to prepare itself for a wave of Sharia and Islam."
For more information, http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2012/March/Belgistan-Sharia-Showdown-Looms-in-Brussels/
Photo captions: 1) Fouad Belkacem, the "charismatic leader" of the Sharia4Belgium terrorist organization. 2) An observant Belgium Muslim with the full face covering. 3) Muslims protest Belgian school ban on veil (Courtesy of Belga). 4) This sign says it all. 5) Dan Wooding
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He is also the author of some 45 books and although he was born in Nigeria, was raised in the UK city of Birmingham, which has one of the highest Muslim populations in Britain.
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