Mail Online: A Labour Muslim minister has warned that Islamic law is too unsophisticated for Britain. Sadiq Khan said women could be ‘ abused’ by sharia courts, which may give unequal bargaining power to the sexes.
He said: ‘The burden is on those who want to open up these courts to persuade us why they should.’ Mr Khan, who was made a community cohesion minister in this month’s Government reshuffle, rejected the argument that the courts could operate in the same way as the Jewish Beth Din courts.
He said Muslim life in Britain was not advanced enough to run a similar religious legal system.
The MP for Tooting in South London added: ‘I would be very concerned about sharia courts applying in the UK. I don’t think there is that level of sophistication that there is in Jewish law.
Well, so far so good. But as you read further down into the article, the British MP looses his way and becomes embroiled in the free speech, right to criticize debate, coming down on the side of OIC Secretary, General Ekmeleddin Ishanoglu’s thinking that religion is exempt from criticism and ridicule.
Mr Khan: “said a law against discrimination should be extended to religion. The forthcoming Single Equality Act, which could force public bodies to actively promote equality on grounds of gender, race and disability, must also tackle religion. There should be an end to ‘Islamophobia in the workplace’, he suggested.”
Let me be clear… THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ISLAMOPHOBIA