Ten currently operate in the UK, with around 95 per cent of their cases dealing with matrimonial issues. “Sharia courts rule on sex lives in Britain,” by Graham Tibbetts for the Telegraph, August 26 (thanks to Shechild):
Unofficial Sharia courts are governing people’s sex lives in Britain.
Although the hearings have no basis in British law, they are attended voluntarily by Muslim couples to settle disputes without referral to the recognised authorities.
In some cases they can order wives to be more attentive to their husbands’ needs, or deal with releasing spouses from bad or forced marriages.
The first Muslim court was established in Birmingham in 1982 and others have followed in London and the Yorkshire towns of Rotherham and Dewsbury.
Although most of those who attend are from the Indian sub-continent, Sharia courts are also popular among those from Arab and Somalian backgrounds.
In other words, sharia courts are popular with Muslims – irrespective of their nationalities (such as British).
Sharia is based on the religious rulings in the Koran, of later judges and on the acts of the Prophet Mohammed.
It encompasses not just enforceable law but moral law too.
Earlier this year the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, came under fierce attack from the Government and his own church for advocating the adoption of parts of Sharia Law in Britain.
“It seems unavoidable and, as a matter of fact, certain conditions of Sharia are already recognised in our society,” he said.
One thing to be a dhimmi, involuntarily; another to be a dhimmi due to one’s masochistic tendencies — such as this druid-in-priest’s-guise, Williams, who would have his fellow countrymen, including Christians, believe that sharia is “unavoidable,” and thus submit to it.