Well, under Sharia is it not true that a women is worth half a man with regard to evidence? is it not true that men can get more than an equal share of inheritance than a woman? is it not true that there is 'stealth polygamy' in Western countries as allowed under Sharia (the answer is yes, as recent studies have found out). Now you may not personally have a problem with this, but as a proponent of equality between men and women and Enlightenment values I do. Just because Sharia is not used in criminal cases (yet) does not mean that it should not be opposed. Sharia is antithetical to Enlightenment values - if you know anything about Sharia other than the name this would be obvious. The fact that the UK has already accepted Sharia on principle means the country doesn't really believe in standing up for *universal* human rights an Enlightenment values for *everyone* (no exceptions, not even if you are a women).
You miss my point. I do not like Sharia courts. I think, to put it in very simple terms, they are a bad thing. However they have simply slotted themselves in to a perfectly acceptable pre-existing place in English law. The UK hasn't "accepted" them, per se- they've cropped up in a perfectly legitimate slot in our legal system, and we haven't as a nation gone out of our way to single them out for a specific banning. Seeing as the same legal slot is used by a number of other legitimate organisations (including as I said Christian church Ecclesiastical Courts, but also including while we're on the subject Jewish Beth Din courts), it would be impossible to ban them without singling them out for specific criticism; which would be quite an incendiary attack on a sizeable minority of our citizens. It also needs to be remembered that none of these courts can contradict or overrule the law of the land- being found innocent of a crime in a kangaroo court does not make you innocent of it in the eyes of the law, and any judgement it makes in a litigation matters are subject to tests of fairness and legality by the civil courts.
You seem to have a lot of confused views about religion in general. Islam certainly has some violent tracts of nonsense in it (and as an atheist, you will find no hesitation from me in criticising it). But then so do all religions; these are things that were written in the Middle Ages at the latest, and the Bronze Age at the earliest, and those people had some screwed up notions by our modern standards. Take this chestnut from the Old Testament- Numbers 31:14-18- Moses' army has taken the women and children of their enemies captive, and he instructs them to kill every women who has slept with a man, kill every boy, and keep the remaining virginal women "for themselves". The overwhelming majority of modern Christians ignore these grizzly bits of nastiness, just as the overwhelming majority of Muslims ignore the grizzly bits of the Quran- it is only the hardliners who insist on interpreting these things literally, and those hardliners are what we usually call "extremists". It is unfortunately true that the Middle East is packed full of crazy dictators who would fall into this hardliner camp, but that has more to do with geopolitics than it does to do with religion.
I have nothing against Israel. I don't have a problem with "zionism" necessarily. I don't see any reason why Israel shouldn't remain a happy and modern country right where it is. But I equally have a lot of sympathy for the Palestinians; 4+ million people who also want autonomy and a country to call their own. I support a two state solution (as does Israel, officially), but I think that the hard-right politicians in Israel seem to be doing more to work against it than they do to work for it. Violent and vitriolic Hamas in Palestine are to blame too. I think that building settlements on occupied land is a bad thing. I think that bulldozing neighbourhoods is a bad thing. I also think that firing rockets into civilians (as Hamas is wont) is a bad thing too. I want everyone to stop doing bad things and start making some progress towards good things.
The UN seems to agree with me- every resolution I have seen supports the notion that both sides need to start behaving properly and bring this horrible conflict to a much needed resolution.
I'm sorry that you disagree with me. Calling me a "closet racist" seems a bit much just for holding geopolitical views that are not the same as yours. But then that is the quality of debate that you get when you discuss Middle Eastern politics on the internet...