This is sort of the “lighter side” of creeping sharia. A Muslim in Scotland got a Speeding ticket. He begged the Judge not to suspend his license because as a Polygamist he had to drive from wife to wife and perform his connubial duties:
David J. Rusin | Mon, 7 Apr 2008, 12:13 PM | Permalink Courts have heard it all from people trying to wiggle out of traffic offenses — or so we thought. Last week a defendant charged with speeding broke new ground in Scotland:
One motorist offered what must be a unique reason why he should keep his license. Mohammed Anwar said a ban would make it difficult to commute between his two wives and fulfill his matrimonial duties. His lawyer told a Scottish court the Muslim restaurant owner has one wife in Motherwell and another in Glasgow — he is allowed up to four under his religion — and sleeps with them on alternate nights.
Since when do state judges cut people slack for practices that violate public policy? … The court has discretion, but why exercise that discretion in favor of rewarding a practice upon which the population frowns? What am I missing?
What he misses — at least rhetorically — is that many people, even those with a duty to enforce our laws, are timid about defending Western standards for fear of being branded as bigots. Sheriff Morris, Islamist Watch has just ticketed you for speeding toward Shari’a.