Islam in the UK Sharia

UK: SHARIA COURTS UNDER CLOSER SCRUTINY…….

They should never have been allowed to set up shop in the first place…..

British ‘sharia courts’ under scrutiny

Maureen Cofflard
AFP 
Sharia courts or councils, as they prefer to be called, mainly pronounce on Islamic divorces, which today constitute 90 percent of the cases they handle

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Sharia courts or councils, as they prefer to be called, mainly pronounce on Islamic divorces, which today constitute 90 percent of the cases they handle (AFP Photo/Shaun Curry)

London (AFP) – For more than 30 years, sharia courts enforcing Islamic law have been operating quietly across Britain. But two official inquiries have put them in the spotlight amid accusations that they discriminate against women.

Very little is known about them, even their number, which one study by the University of Reading puts at 30, while the British think tank Civitas estimates there are 85.

Sharia courts or councils, as they prefer to be called, mainly pronounce on Islamic divorces, which today constitute 90 percent of the cases they handle.

They range from groups of Muslim scholars attached to a mosque, to informal organisations or even a single imam.

But while they are aimed at helping resolve family and sometimes commercial conflicts within the Muslim community, some stand accused of undermining women’s rights.

Campaigners cite instances where courts have refused to grant religious divorces to women who are victims of domestic abuse, and accuse them of legitimising violence, including marital rape.

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  1. This is against the law in general as well as being encouraging of the abuse of women. We also see how it protects men against being prosecuted for criminal behaviour. It is simply an ideology which is moving toward it’s agenda of taking over every country in which it lives. The ultimate goal is to destroy the democracy and replace it with Sharia law. We see this now in part, as they are excluded from community conformity and the full weight of the judicial system.

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