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Sharia Law Creeping Across Britain

Posted by Mike on September 15, 2008

Over the past year, many sharia court decisions in the UK have been backed by the force of law. The legal justification is an Act of Parliament which permits courts to enforce arbitration decisions. On the surface, this justification is nothing extraordinary. Many legal systems, including our own, look favorably upon and even encourage alternative dispute resolution. What’s happening in the UK however is not your typical arbitration system.

The types of cases approved by British courts have included not only your run of the mill contract case, but also divorce, inheritance, and even domestic violence cases. Many Brits were outraged earlier this year when the Archbishop of Canterbury claimed that the imposition of Sharia Law was inevitable. I suspect that those who have noticed and bemoaned Britain’s lax attitude toward Islamic extremism in their midst will have a similar reaction to this latest revelation.

I’d like to think Gordon Brown would have something to say about the unprecedented parallel legal system that emerged on his watch. Then again, that might be expecting too much from a Labour Prime Minister who refuses to identify his nation’s enemy and can’t even hold Glasgow East.

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Christian Leader Calls For Sharia Law

Posted by Mike on February 7, 2008

When a nation like the United Kingdom is confronted with the rise of Islamic extremism to the point where there is a significant minority of British Muslims who are unashamed to give two thumbs up to acts of terrorism, it might be time for some of that patented British resolve. Don’t tell that to Dr. Rowan Williams though.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, concerned that many British Muslims are feeling left out, has called for the introduction of certain aspects of Sharia Law. Critics of this pronouncement include Prime Minister Gordon Brown, human rights activists, fellow Christians, and prominent Muslims who like that whole democracy thing and don’t want to go down the slippery slope to, you know, Sharia Law.

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