04 June 2015

'No place in this country for Sharia law', says Keighley MP

.... Mr Hopkins, a Government whip, said: “I don’t think there is a place for Sharia law in this country. That’s what I believe is right. I can respect different judicial systems in other countries, but in Britain we have one judicial system – and that’s the one I recognise.”

In a Commons debate last year, Mr Hopkins urged Prime Minister David Cameron to rule out any sponsoring of Sharia courts, following controversy over talks in Bradford.

The Bradford Council of Mosques was in talks to start up a local Sharia panel that would offer advice and deal with legal issues within the Muslim community.

It called for Sharia councils to be better resourced and recognised by the Government, but insisted the move would not create “a parallel competing court structure”. [Keighley News] Read more