07 July 2009

Secret ‘Sharia court’ claims are rejected

.... Amir Kabal, chairman of the East Staffordshire Racial Equality Council, said the mosque councils did resolve some civil disputes.

He said: “If people have issues to do with religion, the Imam is always happy to listen to them and help them, but that’s not a Sharia court as such. “Imams and councils do sort out civil disputes and help to resolve issues, but that is not entirely based on Islamic principles, more human decency, respect and tolerance.

“That is much the same as in any other religion, like someone attending a Catholic church, for example.” Mr Kabal said he believed Sharia law cannot co-exist with UK law. [Burton Mail] Read more