11 March 2016

These sharia courts have no place in our country

In this country there are thought to exist around 85 of these courts, which make rulings based on Islamic edicts rather than the laws of the land.

This is not simply an example of people choosing to live in accordance with their own beliefs. It is a case of religious leaders bullying others into obeying commands completely at odds with Britain’s own values of equality and fairness.

Time and again the rulings made are horrifyingly misogynistic. The entire system is rigged in favour of men with the rights of women given little more than passing consideration.

This is unacceptable in a civilised society and it has no place here.

Moreover the different groups that make up our nation cannot possibly live in harmony while there are still people following their own separate and self-policed legal code. These courts are one of the ways in which some Muslim communities have cut themselves off from the rest of Britain, a process which fuels hatred and division. [Daily Express] Read more