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  • UK Report: Muslim Women Being Abused By Sharia Law Courts

    04/14/2015 10:06:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Mon, April 13, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    Muslim women across Britain are being systematically oppressed, abused and discriminated against by sharia law courts that treat women as second-class citizens, according to a new report, which warns against the spiraling proliferation of Islamic tribunals in the United Kingdom. The 40-page report, “A Parallel World: Confronting the Abuse of Many Muslim Women in Britain Today,” was authored by Baroness Caroline Cox, a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords and one of the leading defenders of women's rights in the UK. The report shows how the increasing influence of sharia law in Britain today is undermining the fundamental...
  • Bad News For The Islamic Tribunal In Texas, Muslims Furious

    03/21/2015 9:30:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 204 replies
    Dallas Morning News, Mad World News ^ | Posted on March 21, 2015 | by Brandon Walker
    Excerpted from Mad World News: The first Islamic Sharia Court in the U.S. just got some very bad news, and Muslims are not happy.In a close 5-4 vote, the city of Irving ruled to back the Texas state bill banning foreign law from the state. It basically would slam the door in their faces, preventing them from spreading Sharia throughout the country. Now they are accusing the city council of unfairly being targeted.All four of the “voluntary” court’s lawyers were unlicensed in the state of Texas, a third degree felony. Mayor Beth Van Duyne received several phone calls on the...
  • ISLAMIC TRIBUNAL CONFIRMED IN TEXAS; ATTORNEY CLAIMS ‘IT’S VOLUNTARY’

    01/27/2015 9:03:01 AM PST · by LSUfan · 94 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 27 Jan 15 | Bob Price
    An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are “voluntary.” Breitbart Texas spoke with one of the “judges,” Dr. Taher El-badawi. He said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of “non-binding dispute resolution.” El-badawi said their organization is “a tribunal, not arbitration.” A tribunal is defined by Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a court or forum of justice.” The four Islamic attorneys call themselves “judges” not “arbitrators.” El-badawi...
  • British House of Lords baroness warns Israeli audience about threat of Islamists

    04/29/2014 6:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/29/2014 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Lady Cox spoke of Islamist groups making massive investments in the educational system in UK in order to alter the institutions to serve their purposes. ... Islam is using the freedoms of democracy to destroy it,” as some of its adherents try to “inhibit criticism,” ... In England, if you criticize Islam, you are called a racist, ... Cox spoke of Islamist groups that have been implementing a strategic plan and making massive investments in the educational system in Britain in order to alter the institutions to serve their purposes. For example, she said, is a recent report that allegedly...
  • Courts may be privatized to save Ministry of Justice £1 billion (UK)

    05/28/2013 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:15AM BST 28 May 2013 | Ben Bryant
    The courts may be privatized in a justice shake-up that could save the Ministry of Justice £1 billion ($1.51 billion) a year. The plans would free the courts from Treasure control, placing court buildings and thousands of staff in the hands of private companies. … Fears that privatization would erode the independence of the courts would be allayed by placing the courts under a Royal Charter, as has been proposed for the regulation of the press. …
  • Britain's Sharia Courts: "You Cannot Go Against What Islam Says"

    04/23/2013 9:45:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 23, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    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...
  • Sharia in Action

    12/28/2011 9:21:32 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    europenews ^ | 12-28-11 | Gates of Vienna
    This story from Britain is not brand new. It was published last Thursday, but between the attack on Tommy Robinson and the intervention of Christmas Winterval, I wasn’t able to give it the attention it deserved when it was fresh. Over the last several years we’ve heard a lot about the 85+ sharia courts in Britain. Apologists for the parallel judicial system reassure us that the sharia courts never hand down decisions that are in any way a violation of British law. Muslims insist that their system is analogous to the Jewish halacha system of mediation, and is thus no...
  • Sharia-Sanctioned Marital Rape in Britain—And North America

    10/28/2010 1:50:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Andrew Bostom ^ | October 14, 2010 | Andrew Bostom
    As reported in the UK Independent (10/14/10), president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, has reiterated alarming comments made during a March, 2010 interview, sanctioning marital rape. Sheikh Sayeed was in fact responding to an inchoate effort at modernizing the contracts which govern Muslim marriages in Britain. The good Sheikh, representing Britain’s main Islamic Sharia court, the Islamic Sharia Council, promptly published a rebuttal of the contract, which included a statement on sexual abuse (page 6 here). He opined in the March interview:Clearly there cannot be any “rape” within the marriage. Maybe “aggression”, maybe “indecent...
  • 12-year-old Christian domestic worker killed by Muslim employer

    01/27/2010 12:41:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies · 1,828+ views
    Asia News ^ | 1/25/2010
    A 12-year-old Christian girl died on Friday as a result of physical violence inflicted by her employer, a rich and powerful Muslim lawyer in Lahore. The case has led to protests by the Christian community, which demonstrated before the provincial assembly of Punjab in Lahore. The authorities are trying to appease people and have pledged that justice shall be done. Pakistani President Zardari has also promised to pay compensation to the family. A Protestant NGO, Sharing Life Ministry Life (SLMP), reported the case of Shazia Bashir, 12, who was employed for the past eight months as a domestic worker in...
  • Britain Has 85 Sharia Courts: The Astonishing Spread Of The Islamic Justice Behind Closed Doors

    06/28/2009 7:14:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,241+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 28, 2009
    Britain has 85 sharia courts: The astonishing spread of the Islamic justice behind closed doors At least 85 Islamic sharia courts are operating in Britain, a study claimed yesterday. The astonishing figure is 17 times higher than previously accepted. The tribunals, working mainly from mosques, settle financial and family disputes according to religious principles. They lay down judgments which can be given full legal status if approved in national law courts. Disputes: Islamic leaders rule on disagreements However, they operate behind doors that are closed to independent observers and their decisions are likely to be unfair to women and backed...
  • Charges Filed against Pakistani Kidnappers of Young Sisters

    03/01/2009 1:54:43 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 764+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | February 27, 2009 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2009/s09020175.htm Friday, February 27, 2009 Charges Filed against Pakistani Kidnappers of Young Sisters Police ignore arrest order, but lawyers hopeful 13-year-old can be returned to parents By Jeremy Reynalds Correspondent for ASSIST News Service ISTANBUL (ANS) -- After months of legal deadlock, lawyers in Pakistan said they have new hope they can restore to her family a 13-year-old Christian girl who was kidnaped and forced to marry a Muslim. According to a story by Compass Direct News, Saba Masih might be returned to her family, the lawyers said, if they can legally maneuver...
  • ...hearing for ex-Muslim to endorse his conviction and execution for apostasy

    02/26/2009 5:57:18 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 437+ views
    February 26, 2009 SNIPPET: "Egypt: Over 20 lawyers attend court hearing for ex-Muslim to endorse his conviction and execution for apostasy Muhammad commanded: "If anyone changes his religion, kill him (Bukhari vol. 9, bk. 84, no. 57)." But they're keeping their grievances current, too: "Memos submitted by opposing lawyers asserted that cases such as El-Gohary’s form part of a U.S. Zionist attack on Islam in Egypt, that Christianity is an inferior religion to Islam and that Copts protect and defend converts from Islam at their own peril." An update on this story. "Egypt - Islamic lawyers urge death sentence for...
  • Sharia law 'not fit for UK', says new Labour Muslim minister

    10/13/2008 11:29:54 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies · 637+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th October 2008 | Daily Mail
    'A Labour Muslim minister has warned that Islamic law is too unsophisticated for Britain. Sadiq Khan said women could be ' abused' by sharia courts, which may give unequal bargaining power to the sexes. He said: 'The burden is on those who want to open up these courts to persuade us why they should.' Mr Khan, who was made a community cohesion minister in this month's Government reshuffle, rejected the argument that the courts could operate in the same way as the Jewish Beth Din courts. He said Muslim life in Britain was not advanced enough to run a similar...
  • Is English law related to Muslim law?

    09/28/2008 6:46:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 667+ views
    The BBC ^ | September 24, 2008 | Mukul Devichand
    In London's historic "Inns of Court", barristers practise law in the shadow of the distinctive medieval Temple Church. But does English law really owe a debt to Muslim law? For some scholars, a historical connection to Islam is a "missing link" that explains why English common law is so different from classical Roman legal systems that hold sway across much of the rest of Europe. It's a controversial idea. Common law has inspired legal systems across the world. What's more, calls for the UK to accommodate Islamic Sharia law have caused public outcry.
  • Conservatives would ban sharia courts, says shadow minister

    09/28/2008 4:11:42 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 11 replies · 647+ views
    A Conservative government would ban sharia courts and impose a tough crackdown on Islamic extremism, the shadow security minister has said.
  • Sharia law is now legally binding (in the UK)

    09/20/2008 6:17:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies · 386+ views
    Public Service ^ | September 15, 2008 | Public Service
    It’s been described by one commentator as an example of Great Britain ‘surrendering’ itself and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams was criticised for saying it will happen, but whatever the reaction, Islamic law now officially operates in the UK. Whereas before rulings by sharia courts in Britain could only be enforced if all parties in a Muslim civil case agreed to abide by them, now what the courts say will be legally binding, backed by county courts or the High Court. The five sharia courts are Birmingham, Bradford, London and Manchester with others planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh. They...
  • Is There a Role for Sharia in Modern States?

    09/15/2008 2:06:30 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 36 replies · 264+ views
    The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University cmcu.georgetown.edu _________________________________ The Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding will be hosting a conference -- "Is There a Role for Shari'ah in Modern States?" -- at Georgetown University on October 23rd, 2008. The conference will be taking place from 9:30am to 5pm. A tentative schedule can be found below. --- 10:45am --- Panel 1: Rethinking Islam? Myths and Realities of Islamic Law Nathan Brown, "Shari'ah and Constitutional Reform" Sherman Jackson, "Can Shari'ah be Reformed?" Jonathan Brown, "Shari'ah Meets Reality: Giving Fatwas in...
  • Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts

    09/14/2008 9:50:41 PM PDT · by Snake65 · 74 replies · 565+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | Sept 14, 2008 | Abul Taher
    ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases. The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence. Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court. Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.
  • Islam: Canadian activist slams faith-based courts

    02/16/2008 12:39:38 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 128+ views
    AKI ^ | 15 Feb. 2008 | Staff
    Rome, 15 Feb. (AKI) - Islamic courts must be be ruled out in Britain and other Western countries if the democratic rights of all their citizens are to be safeguarded, Iranian born activist Homa Arjomand, told Adnkronos International (AKI). Homa Arjomand spearheaded a successful campaign to end faith-based arbitration in Canada. She strongly disagreed with remarks made earlier in February by the head of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who claimed that Islamic (Sharia) courts in Britain seemed "inevitable" and could aid "social cohesion". Arjomand told AKI that adopting Sharia courts, promoting Islamic schools and Islamic...