If you think that the West has woken up to the dangers of Muslim extremism in the last few months, think again. In Ontario, the process to give Shariah law some kind of official status by sanctioning Shariah-based tribunals is rolling along, despite the fact that many Muslim women, for reasons I'm sure I don't need to explain, don't want it. For others, the issue is the promotion and implementation of a radical Islamist agenda. Protests are going to be organised by "100 organisations" in Canada and Europe this weekend, although the reports don't seem to detail which organisations these are -- I'd like to know how many Muslim organisations are included.
In any case, this is another case where Jews' interests are compromised by the West's problematic relationship with Islam within its midst. For quite simply, how can Ontario deny Muslims their courts -- while allowing Jewish Batei Din? This may not have any direct effect on us, yet (perhaps the result will simply be that they will be forced to allow Sharia courts), however there is no question that this link will at some point work to our disadvantage.