Monday, 15 September 2008

Sharia Courts in the UK

How did we get into this situation?

Islamic sharia law courts in Britain are exploiting a little-known legal clause to make their verdicts officially binding under UK law in cases including divorce, financial disputes and even domestic violence.

A new network of courts in five major cities is hearing cases where Muslims involved agree to be bound by traditional sharia law, and under the 1996 Arbitration Act the court's decisions can then be enforced by the county courts or the High Court.

Officials behind the new system claim to have dealt with more than 100 cases since last summer, including six involving domestic violence which is a criminal rather than civil offence, and said they hoped to take over growing numbers of 'smaller' criminal cases in future.

There's nothing wrong with having private systems of law of course. As long as everyone using them is doing so voluntarily they're a fine idea. But the danger is when two further things happen: firstly, that people who are not using them voluntarily get forced to do so and secondly, when the real courts of law get used to enforce the judgements of these private courts.

At the moment we've no evidence of the first of these happening but that second definitely is.

Are we sure this is something we want to see continue?


Mrs. A. said...

This is yet another foot in the door for the muslims, and they will want more and more power for their Sharia courts, just as they have done with every other concession we have given them. There isn't any other religious group within the UK that is constantly trying to impose its (alien) culture upon us. They have a choice - they can go and live in a muslim country if they want to. Indigenous Brits don't have that choice - we were just born here, into a Christian culture, and now seem to be the underdogs in our own country.

Daniel & Gideon said...

There has been a concerted effort by British Politicians to undermine the Christian status of the UK.

To express Christian beliefs is now held out to be signs of intolerance.

Instead Islam, the most intolerant of religions, is being promoted in the perverse belief that it will keep the peace. The Koran cannot be read in chronological order - the chapters are not in chronological order and the verses within them are not in chronological order. The later verses which are intolerant of anyone who is not a muslim supersede the earlier verses that are more tolerant.

The Koranic verses that are regularly referred to by politicians and Islamists speaking to us are the early tolerant verses. The Islamists know full well that it is misleading - the politicians are either ignorant or deliberately misleading us.

The Islamic religion is one of dominance brought about by struggle (Jihad) - war and terrorism is but a small part of Jihad -

There is Jihad by writing, Jihad by speaking, Jihad by emigration.

They follow the example of Muhammed - First he set up a mosque then he moved to the area and built his home. The same is being practiced in the UK - build a mosque where there are no muslims - then move in and take over. Just look at Tower Hamlets.

The aim now is to have mosques in all the towns and cities that are considered to be most important to Christians.

To see what Islam means to Islamists in the UK go to