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Comment #406645 by Ania

I agree with thomas guihen.

Britain is not on the way to becoming an Islamic state, and the demographic arguments are alarmist nonsense. There have been Muslim communities in the UK for centuries, and over that period the majority have integrated and accept UK law and democratic principles.

The problem here is not that Shariah law will have any impact on the majority, but that it can be used to oppress people within the Muslim cultures that use it.

Adults should be able to come to just about any consensual agreements they like. The problem is having a parallel legal system endorsed by UK law. There is a simple principle here: access to legal rights should not be a cultural lottery, and provision of legal services should be uniform and consistent.

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:08:00 UTC | #389131