Last night’s news feed featured Bondi, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. A planning request by the Jewish community in Bondi for the construction of a new synagogue was turned down by the local council, on the grounds that it a synagogue would bring with it an increased risk of terrorism.
This constitutes, of course, the voluntary implementation of sharia law by the secular authorities in a non-Muslim country. And it’s standard practice for the Great Jihad: make the infidel afraid, and then wait for him to apply Islamic rules on his own initiative in order reduce his fear (and the fear of the people who vote him into office).
Earlier today Vlad Tepes interviewed Gavin Boby of the Law and Freedom Foundation about what happened in Bondi. Mr. Boby’s extensive experience with the planning requests put before local councils — and his familiarity with sharia law — give him some insights into the situation in Australia: