A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of Sharī’ah?

[arabic-font]لَا إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ قَد تَّبَيَّنَ الرُّشْدُ مِنَ الْغَيِّ[/arabic-font] There is no compulsion in religion; truth stands out clear from error… [Qur’ān, 2: 256]   So you ‘think’ you know what Sharī’ah is?   Within Europe and the United States, politicians, thinkers, commentators and a large proportion of the media (mainstream or alternative), have made a concerted effort to depict what they see as being the ‘haunting spectre of Sharī’ah’.