In COVID-19 time, how do you solve a problem like Sharia?

By Andrea Widburg

Although the mainstream media is perfectly ready to target Christians for violating the new social distancing and lockdown rules, they are remarkably quiet about Islam. This is remarkable when one considers European Islam’s nonchalant, even arrogant, response to COVID-19.

Raymond Ibrahim has already written here about the Islamic belief that Muslims are cleaner than infidels and, therefore, immune to disease:

Such is the contention Muslims around the world are triumphantly making.  Thus, the recent article, “Coronavirus – an Islamic Perspective,” opens up as follows:

Allāh has blessed us with a religion that is complete and perfect for all times and places.  Allāh tells us in the Qur’ān:

“This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour upon you and have approved for you Islam as your religion”

We also have in the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), the best of examples, as Allāh says in the Qur’ān:

“Surely there was a good example for you in the Messenger of Allāh”

Whatever problem or issue a Muslim is facing [the article goes on to talk about coronavirus], he returns back to Allāh and his Messenger for guidance; there is nothing that happens in the life of a Muslim except that his religion has a solution to it.

The idea is that those who follow Allah’s commandments (as captured in the Koran) and the prophet’s example (as captured in the hadith) have a much better chance of evading, say, diseases, than infidels do. 

(There may be one benefit Muslim women have that owes nothing to their “cleanliness.” Those women who are heavily veiled may be wearing the equivalent of a mask, giving them some limited protection. However, unless their burqas have built-in N95 30 micron mesh, ultimately, they’re as much at risk as anyone else.)

In France, the police aren’t even trying to enforce lockdown rules in heavily immigrant (read: Muslim) neighborhoods:

A top government official in France has admitted that draconian lockdown measures being imposed on the rest of the population shouldn’t be implemented in the country’s migrant-heavy ghettos in order to prevent riots.

In a letter leaked to magazine Le Canard Enchaine, French Secretary of State to the Ministry of the Interior Laurent Nunez advises, “It is not a priority to enforce closings in certain neighborhoods and to stop gatherings.”

As the tweet above illustrates, the Muslim-noncompliance problem isn’t limited to France. In Germany, too, Muslims refuse to abide by police instructions to avoid large assemblies:

A video out of Berlin shows Muslim worshippers flagrantly violating Germany’s quarantine law and social distancing rules by congregating outside a mosque as police fail in attempting to disperse them.

The clip shows dozens of Muslims crowded outside the Dar-as-Salam mosque in Berlin’s immigrant-heavy Neukölln district as the Islamic call to prayer is broadcast on a loudspeaker.

Germany has a new lockdown law, but the assembled Muslims do not care, nor do they care when a police officer attempts to get them to comply with the law:

All the lockdowns in the world will not work if people in the most densely populated communities refuse to abide by the law. It will be interesting, in a very unpleasant way, if COVID-19 starts to run rampant through these “migrant” communities.

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