From The Sunday Times
September 14, 2008
Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts
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.
It has now emerged that sharia courts with these powers have been set up in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Very sad for Great Britain, think?????
Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 7:11 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by LadyChamp at 7:59 AM on May. 8, 2009
I heard of this a while ago too. It's heading our way ... the agenda is set and moving forward. Unfortunately a vast amount of our American people refuse to see it even when alerted to it. They choose to live in bliss... (ie: ignorance)
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 8:20 AM on May. 8, 2009
UK is not the only country in Europe.There are many countries were people are 99.9% atheist. Why should I be paranoid?
Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on May. 8, 2009
Is anyone being forced to use these courts or is it voluntary? If it's voluntary and one elects to settle their civil disputes thru these courts I don't see the issue.
Don't we allow Native Americans to use tribal courts for their civil issues? How would this be different?
Answer by Friday at 10:58 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:33 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:45 AM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on May. 8, 2009
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