17 May 2011

Australia denies Muslim request for sharia law

The Australian government has rejected a call from a leading Muslim group for the introduction of a non-extremist version of sharia law.

.... In its submission, the Federation said while some Muslims saw sharia law as immutable, others argued it could be amended to respond to social change.

But McClelland says people who migrate to Australia do so because it is a free, open and tolerant society where men and woman are equal before the law irrespective of race, religious or cultural background. [Radio Australia] Read more