Maajid Nawaz Shuts Down "Sharia Law Apologist"

5 February 2017, 14:50 | Updated: 5 February 2017, 15:59

Maajid Nawaz Slams Sharia Law Apologist

On his Sunday afternoon LBC show Maajid Nawaz shut down this caller, who he says is a "Sharia Law apologist".

On his LBC show Maajid Nawaz was asking his audience about whether the UK is maintaining an ethical foreign policy.

He posed the question after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will emphasise a need for a "common stand" against the "Iranian aggression that has reared its head in recent days" when he meets with Theresa May.

During the discussion Maajid received a call from Adam from Stratford.

Adam said: "Why do British and the West always have to be the ones that are leading the way in ethics. If I give you an example, when the West and America say "gay marriage is legal" then the whole world has to follow.

"For example, I'm going further back, when slavery ended, you know, that's it, it stops. Why does the West and the British always have to be the ones who put their foot down. 

"You know, for example, in Saudi Arabia you have capital punishment, but you have it in America too. Why is everybody so focused on Saudi Arabia...it has the lowest crime rate compared to America." 

Maajid said: "Well Adam that depends on your definition of crime mate...see this is problem. Look, Saudi Arabia has low crime rates because marital rape isn't a crime. 

"Saudi Arabia has low crime rates because marrying an eight-year-old girls isn't necessarily a crime if her father agrees to it. Saudi Arabia has low crime rates because stoning a woman to death isn't a crime in Saudi Arabia. 

"What are you talking about? Saudi Arabia has low crime rates? Because chopping off somebody's hand for theft isn't considered a crime in  Saudi Arabia. That's why it has low crime rates. 

"By every human standard, by every rational, moral and reasonable standard in the world, when a state chops off peoples' limbs for punishment, that is a crime by definition."

Adam then asked how many limbs have been chopped off. 

Maajid then had a realisation. He said: "Adam, do you believe in Sharia law?"

Adam refused to answer the question.

Maajid continued: "I have a knack of smelling out Sharia law apologists when they call into my show. Thank you for that because your refusal to answer that last question told our listeners everything they need to hear.

"That's Adam there from Stratford, pretending he's not a Muslim who believes in Sharia law, medieval sanction punishments. Guess what Adam? I'm a Muslim and I can openly reject any version of Sharia being imposed anywhere in the world.

"Islam, religion, any form of religion, is for people to adhere to voluntarily, not to impose it on other people." 

More Maajid Nawaz

See more More Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Nawaz's powerful reaction to 'woke' Christmas ban

Maajid Nawaz's powerful reaction to 'woke' Christmas ban

'Want to stop channel crossings? Stop invading foreign countries'

'Want to stop channel crossings? Stop invading foreign countries'

Maajid Nawaz: 'Tory sleaze the Achilles heel of government'

Maajid Nawaz: 'Tory sleaze the Achilles heel of government'

Exclusive
Whistleblower exposes UN leaks of Chinese dissident information

Whistleblower exposes UN leaks of Chinese dissident information

Maajid Nawaz hits back at Prince Charles' climate-call on the private sector

Maajid Nawaz hits back at Prince Charles' climate call on the private sector

Maajid Nawaz defends Jesy Nelson in 'blackfishing' row

Maajid Nawaz defends Jesy Nelson in 'blackfishing' row

Maajid Nawaz: Vetting voters for MP meetings 'further alienates' Brits

Maajid Nawaz: Vetting voters for MP meetings 'further alienates' Brits

Maajid Nawaz: 'Muslims in Southend-on-Sea know and love Sir David Amess'

Maajid Nawaz: Muslims in Southend-on-Sea know and love Sir David Amess

Iain Dale: Make Southend a city to honour Sir David Amess

Iain Dale: Make Southend a city to honour Sir David Amess

Maajid Nawaz backs calls to grant asylum seekers right to work

Maajid Nawaz backs calls to grant asylum seekers right to work

Chinese invasion of Taiwan will spark 'global conflict', Maajid Nawaz fears

Chinese invasion of Taiwan will spark 'global conflict', Maajid Nawaz fears

Maajid Nawaz: Jab deadline for care home workers will 'trigger' winter 'plan B'

Maajid Nawaz: Jab deadline for care home workers will 'trigger' winter 'plan B'

Maajid Nawaz: Troop deployment shows govt 'has monumentally failed' Britain

Maajid Nawaz: Troop deployment shows govt 'has monumentally failed' Britain

Maajid Nawaz: It's 'wrong' for Remainers to say 'I told you so' about lorry driver shortage

Maajid Nawaz: It's wrong for Remainers to say 'I told you so' about lorry driver shortage

Maajid Nawaz clashes with caller 'pinning' HGV driver shortage on Brexit

Maajid Nawaz clashes with caller 'pinning' HGV driver shortage on Brexit

Maajid Nawaz moved by letter from Afghan interpreter in hiding

Maajid Nawaz moved by letter from Afghan interpreter in hiding