This morning I went into my local Colorado Driver’s License Office to renew my nearly-expired license. I saw something I had never seen before. I last received a driver’s license in 2004. That was eleven years ago. How much has changed in our country and in the State of Colorado since that year.
It was take a number and have a seat. There was a large television screen facing us who were awaiting our turns for service, on which screen the customer number currently called and station location number for service were displayed. I didn’t have to wait too long, perhaps five minutes, before my number was called. As I sat and watched the big screen, items of information were shown for our benefit, specifying what each citizen should have in hand to present to the official in order to have the renewal processed.
Then came the Sharia-compliant attention-grabber:
In order for the requisite photograph to be taken, each of us would be required to remove our overcoats, hats, scarves and eyeglasses. However, exceptions would be made for religious requirements. I had to watch that message two times to be sure I actually saw what the message said – and to understand its implication.
While I waited, a Muslim couple walked in, the woman completely covered from head to toe, except for her facial features from her chin up to her hairline. She wore a huge hood-like head scarf which Muslim women must wear in public, concealing hair, neck, shoulders, throat and ears.
Yes, I thought. That’s what the message about religious exceptions meant. The Muslim law is enforced here.
I have to go along with what the Colorado State Law and Regulations require. Muslims do not have to obey the same rules that I have to obey.
I watched as perhaps five or six before me took their coats, hats, glasses and scarves off for their photographs. Then it was my turn. Of course I complied with the lawful authority of the Department of Revenue and did what the law requires of me. I removed my eyeglasses and coat, sat for my photograph, received my license, and I left the building.
I know that the Muslim lady would not comply with the same requirements as I, because the State of Colorado Driver’s License Bureau is now a de facto enforcer of Sharia.
I also know that if Western Civilization continues to bend over backwards to accommodate the relentless demands which Islam is incrementally making on our culture and institutions, a day will come when Americans will look at each other, as Frenchmen must now be looking at each other, and wonder what in Hell happened to us?