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What's going on with this in England?

 

An estimated 85 Sharia councils could be operating in Britain, according to a 2009 report by the think tank Civitas."

 

We are going to go to all these same areas and implement our own Sharia-controlled zones.

 

‘This is the best way for dealing with drunkenness and loutishness, prostitution and the sort of thug life attitude you get in British cities.’

 

 

 

The council meets once a month at the Birmingham Central Mosque. Many of the cases relate to divorce and involve the husbands and wives entering the room separately to make their appeals.

 

In an airless room in the bowels of the mosque, Jameela is asked to explain why she wants a divorce. She replies that her husband spends most of his time with his second wife – Islamic law allows men to have up to four wives – but complains he is abusive whenever he returns to her home.

 

Across the desk, Dr Mohammed Naseem, chair of the mosque’s Sharia council, sits alongside Talha Bokhari, a white-robed imam, and Amra Bone, the only woman sitting on an Islamic court in this country.

 

While a husband is not required to go through official channels to gain a divorce – being able to achieve this merely by uttering the word “talaq” – Islamic law requires that the wife must persuade the judges to grant her a dissolution.

 

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8686504/Sharia-a-law-unto-itself.html

 

What do people think of the rise in the use of Sharia law councils?

 

Anyone with any experience of it?

 

Is it a good think? Does it add something to mulitculturalism in the UK or is it too extreme and fundamental?

 

 

 

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There are also Beth Din courts in operation in Britain, where Jewish folk will settle civil matters, divorce, business disputes etc outside of British law.

 

Honestly had no idea that was going on.

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There are also Beth Din courts in operation in Britain, where Jewish folk will settle civil matters, divorce, business disputes etc outside of British law.

 

Honestly had no idea that was going on.

 

BBC link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7233040.stm

 

Guess this is the key bit:

 

Both sides in a dispute must be Jewish, obviously, and must have agreed to have their case heard by the Beth Din. Once that has happened, its eventual decision is binding. English law states that any third party can be agreed by two sides to arbitrate in a dispute, and in this case the institutional third party is the Beth Din."

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Don't see any issue with it so long as: (1) it's purely opt-in with an express written agreement by each person involved; and (2) parents and guardians cannot make such agreements on behalf of minor children. Then it's basically a contractual arbitration agreement. If you get a different result than you would have gotten under the law, you've knowingly accepted that risk in advance.

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I have no problem with any religious people settling things their way between themselves, however it should never be applied as a law, it should never effect anyone who doesn't want to follow that system and it must always follow UK law and it should never ever come above UK law either.

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:lol: or :anguish: to this thread, not sure which tbh

 

If you've got nothing to add to the debate do one.

 

It's been playing on my mind since the Wonga  and Muslim players thing the other day.

 

sorry, i suppose i was referring to the whole idea rather than the thread itself

 

personally think we've been a secular state for a long, long time and there should only be one law to govern anyone in it otherwise where does it stop?  can members of the jedi religion request judgement by the jedi council?

 

and so on

 

this bullshit has no place outside of a predominantly muslim society imo

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