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Britain's Sharia Courts: "You Cannot Go Against What Islam Says"
Gatestone Institute ^ | April 23, 2013 | Soeren Kern

Posted on 04/23/2013 9:45:58 PM PDT by george76

A new documentary secretly filmed inside several of the 85 Islamic Sharia Law courts operating in Britain has exposed the systematic discrimination that many women are suffering at the hands of Muslim jurists.

The documentary, Secrets of Britain's Sharia Courts, was filmed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and was first aired on BBC Panorama, a long-running current affairs program, on April 8.

The undercover investigation proves what has long been suspected: namely, that Sharia courts, which operate in mosques and houses across Britain, routinely issue rulings on domestic and marital issues according to Islamic Sharia law that are at odds with British law. Although Sharia rulings are not legally binding, those subject to the rulings often feel obliged to obey them as a matter of religious belief, or because of pressure from family and community members to do so.

The documentary contends that the Sharia courts, run by Muslim judges known as qadi, are putting women at risk of violence from abusive husbands by pressuring them to stay in abusive marriages.

In one case, the BBC secretly filmed proceedings at the Islamic Sharia Council in Leyton, a heavily Islamized area in east London. While there, a BBC reporter met Sonia, a Muslim woman from Leeds who has suffered extreme physical abuse from her husband. When Sonia obtained a civil divorce, the courts allowed her husband only indirect access to the children.

But when Sonia went to Leyton Sharia Council for an Islamic divorce, she was told she would have to give up custody of the children to her husband. According to British law, Sharia courts are not allowed to interfere in child access matters.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: burnsharialaw; caliphate; corruption; crushislam; dhimmitude; imma; islam; islamism; islamofascism; jihad; mosques; multiculturalism; qitalimams; qitalislam; qitalqadi; rop; saudimoney; sharia; shariacourts
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To: george76

I’d be wary of Mr Kern.

I have occasion last year to reply and correct one of his UK-related articles on Gatestone, which was full of rubbish that had been in the Sun and Daily Mail newspaper, and had already been proven false before Kern posted it. Only a couple of the stories he mentioned were correct, and even then he distorted them.

For a supposed academic, he tends heavily to lump in every headline story he can find as true, even if several turn out to be false.

21 posted on 04/24/2013 8:24:38 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: ScottinVA

Not fear, but well meaning idiocy when adhering to the failed cult of multiculturalism.

22 posted on 04/24/2013 8:27:36 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

They have criminals running them.

23 posted on 04/24/2013 9:31:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer


I opposed them, I am just letting people here know what they are.....and arent.

24 posted on 04/24/2013 10:43:12 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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25 posted on 04/24/2013 2:14:15 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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I’d like to see that too.

26 posted on 04/24/2013 7:03:51 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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