Anne Marie Waters is an anti-sharia activist who is standing for election for UKIP in the general election in May. Long-time readers may recall her spirited speech at a Mothers Against Radical Islam and Sharia (MARIAS) event at Speakers’ Corner in London last October.
A far-left researcher named Hilary Aked has decided to take down Ms. Waters. Her piece for the Spinwatch/Powerbase combo — which, as you may recall, worked hard to “expose” Fjordman, Gates of Vienna, ICLA, and all sorts of other “Islamophobes”, especially after the Breivik massacre — is crammed with dubious assertions. One prominent example — that Ms. Waters has been “deselected” as a candidate, presumably by UKIP — is false, as stated by the candidate herself. How many other falsehoods are embedded in this screed?
Our British correspondent Constable sends the following brief report on the hit job against Anne Marie Waters.
Freedom of speech and the nauseating hypocrisy of the Left!
This particularly noxious article came to my attention today, a vicious personal attack on the founder of Sharia Watch, Anne-Marie Waters. The recently founded Sharia Watch is a welcome addition to the body of information about Sharia. The site highlights how Sharia is rapidly becoming embedded into the fabric of UK society to the detriment of Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and is anathema to many of the laws and traditions long enjoyed by our nation.
A certain Hilary Aked, “NCTJ-qualified journalist & PhD student researching the pro-Israel lobby in the UK” (who funds that field of study, I wonder), takes it upon herself to launch a venomous personal tirade against Anne-Marie, her associates, her funding, her career, etc, in spite of the fact that the totally admirable raison d’etre of Sharia Watch is to protect the rights of in particular Muslim women, who find themselves unprotected by UK Law. As Sharia Watch states:
Sharia Watch UK is not concerned with the personal and private elements of sharia, which all people have a right to practice provided they do not break the law. We are concerned only with the criminal and political elements of sharia law, and we aim to inform the reader of what these are and how they are currently manifested in Britain.
Sharia Watch UK is particularly concerned with the elements of sharia law which are discriminatory and violent towards women and girls, and which endanger and threaten the democratic principle of freedom of speech. We are also deeply concerned about the attitude towards non-Muslims, Jews and others that is enshrined in sharia law and expressed through notions of Islamic supremacism.
We aim to demonstrate that sharia law is being utilised in Britain in ways that are deeply damaging to women’s rights and the rights of children. We further aim to demonstrate that sharia-adherent restrictions on free speech have been mainstreamed in the UK and the threat that this poses.
Finally, Sharia Watch UK will highlight and examine organisations in the UK which are promoting and extending the power of sharia law in Britain.
What is it about the above that Ms. Aked finds so objectionable?
Why is it that the Left allies itself so closely with Islamofascism?
Surely this totalitarian authoritarian anti libertarian supremacist religious creed is the polar opposite of what the Left is supposed to stand for! Why does Ms. Aked show such contempt for working class Britons who try and vocalize their concerns about how their communities are being destroyed and their daughters groomed and raped?
The followers of radical Islam happily murder gays, enslave women, attack Jews, deny basic human equality in the name of religious theology, all empowered and encouraged by the Left. What could be more wicked than that?!
It is high time that those on the left took responsibility for their warped and contradictory ideology. Or are they just crazy?
Anne-Marie has responded at some length to this attack. We await Ms. Aked’s reply with some interest.