What's going to happen to the UK if it becomes Muslim majority in the future?
I think that the majority Muslim population, since they aren’t likely to embrace Western values, would become more militant, Sharia law would be implemented, and the UK would descend into tyranny... unless the Brits can remember their classical liberal heritage.
The reason: Islam is a LEFTIST ideology. It’s a collectivist, authoritarian structure.
Do you think that the personal beliefs of the Muslims might impact the laws at some point?
Yes. See above. There is no separation between Mosque and state. For Islam, the Mosque is the state, one in the same.
I'm concerned about people's personal beliefs AND governmental law, because one impacts the other.
Right, ok. The point that I have been trying to make: there are certain foundational ways of looking at the world that characterize “left” and “right”. It is not universal. They do NOT align with political parties exactly. And it is the “leftist” viewpoint that you should be scared of, not religion per-se.
Of all the authoritarian regimes of the last 100 years, how many have been secular and how many have been religious? Mao, Pol Pot, Soviet Union, Hitler even - these were all secular in nature, were they not? We already touched on Islam - so that’s one on the religious side. We all came from the JW cult. Pretty authoritarian - in its own bubble. JWs are not trying to get ahold of law to force others into their perspective.
The point here is not to try to promote religious thinking over secular thinking. Rather, just to point out that you can still end up in the same type of authoritarian hell with atheists at the wheel. The difference is left vs right. The farther left, the more comfortable you get losing the individual to the collective, and using the force of law, of the government, to enforce some sort of uniformity. Fundamental rights like freedom of association, speech, private property - all are optional to the left.
You can also get Republicans wanting to force religious norms with law - completely agree. But to me, that’s a person claiming to be on the right, indulging in leftist thinking... it’s shortsighted at best.
Again, that’s the way I see the continuum... so that it operates like a continuum.