Sharia: Coming Soon, To A Venue Near You

This is the kind of appalling news story that we associate with places where Islam holds sway:

Four men launched a horrific attack on a teacher in which they slashed his face and left him with a fractured skull because they did not approve of him teaching religion to Muslim girls.
Akmol Hussein, 26, Sheikh Rashid, 27, Azad Hussain, 25, and Simon Alam, 19, attacked [the teacher] with a Stanley knife, an iron rod and a block of cement.

Sounds like the kind of thing that happens in Pakistan, doesn’t it? Or Iran, possibly. Only the teacher’s name is Gary Smith, and he taught at the Central Foundation Girls’ School in Bow, east London.
The four Muslims who broke Smith’s skull felt right at home in the Sharia-friendly United Kingdom, even though they apparently had been identified as a threat and were under surveillance:

Detectives made secret recordings of the gang’s plot to attack Mr Smith prior to the brutal assault.
The covert audio probe captured the gang condemning Mr Smith for ‘teaching other religions to our sisters’, the court heard.
The RE teacher was targeted as he made his way on foot along Burdett Road in nearby Mile End on July 12 last year, Snaresbrook Crown Court was told.
Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse told the court: ‘The evidence from what was said on the probe points overwhelmingly to a religious motive for this attack.’
It is believed the gang had made two earlier attempts to get at the teacher.

Yes, well: at risk of seeming rude, if the authorities were eavesdropping on the Muslim terrorists and knew that they intended to attack Mr. Smith, why didn’t they do anything? Apparently the terrorists succeeded on their third try. So where were the police?
Nature abhors a vacuum, and Sharia will fill it if law enforcement authorities are so inept that they are unable to protect law-abiding citizens from threatened violence.

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