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Goldy's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by Goldy

Does it matter if people want to use shariah courts? Really? If it's the subjugation of women that worries people, there are laws in the land that protect them. Indeed, they reach even to the Muslim lands.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/15/gp-bangladesh-forced-marriage
Shariah affects those that want it, not those that don't use them. I dare say the numbers of second and third generation Muslims prefer to use lawyers and the proper courts in most cases and use shariah to tackle the small issues. Certainly beth Din courts don't seem to have ripped the fabric of British society and I do believe they've been used for centuries...
Scaremongering by the press, I think it is. And a useful political tool.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/minister-who-left-muslim-wedding-attacked-1773473.html
Seems to be working, mind. There is a backlash coming...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/6034998/Why-must-we-bow-to-the-intolerant-ways-of-Islam.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/swiss-move-to-ban-minarets-as-symbols-of-islamic-power-1771879.html

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 02:48:00 UTC | #389169