Sharia courts across Britain are denying Muslim women their legal rights
Being encouraged by the British state in the name of increased security
Commons Home Affairs Committee begun investigation into Islamic law
The courts are used by Muslim families to adjudicate on personal matters
As a young British-Pakistani woman, Lubna faced an agonising decision. She was brought up a devout Muslim in a prosperous middle-class family in the north of England, but her arranged marriage to the father of her two children was a disaster.
He was both sexually abusive and physically violent; he and members of his family regularly beat up Lubna.
When he suddenly disappeared to pursue a new life in America with a new woman, she was left to work night and day to support his elderly parents until they threw her out of their house.