Skip to comments.Sharia courts ‘as consensual as rape’, House of Lords told
Posted on 10/20/2012 3:32:14 AM PDT by markomalley
MUSLIM women in Britain are being forced to live in fear because of the spread of unofficial and unregulated sharia courts enforcing Islamic rules, the House of Lords was told.
Rulings by informal religious councils and tribunals are sometimes no more consensual than rape, peers were told.
The warnings came in the first ever full Parliamentary debate on the subject in the UK.
Baroness Cox, the independent peer and Third World campaigner, last year tabled a private members bill in the Lords setting out plans to rein in a network of unofficial self-styled courts which apply Islamic principles.
One study estimated that there are around 85 Sharia bodies operating in Britain, although there is no official estimate.
They include legally recognised arbitration tribunals, set up primarily to resolve financial disputes using Islamic legal principles but which have taken on a wider range of cases.
There is also a network of informal Sharia councils, often operating out of mosques, dealing with religious divorces and even child custody matters in line with Islamic teaching.
The bill, which had its first full debate yesterday, would make it a criminal offence for such bodies to style themselves as courts or those chairing them to pose as judges.
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Don’t need that here!
Feel good laws will be passed, the politicians will then refuse to discuss the situation further other than saying it has been dealt with, and 5 years from now there will not have been a single conviction and these Sharia courts will be stronger and more populous than ever.
Rule by intimidation and the threat of murder. And the cancer spreads with the help of the feckless and spineless
I agree. I don’t think I’m allowed to say more than that.
We must remember that rape is central to islam and the muslims.
It’s what is at the bottom of their whole “religion”.
Muslim women in Britain are being forced to "live in fear" because of the spread of unofficial and unregulated sharia courts enforcing Islamic rules...