Of course, if Brits are supporting sharia courts in the UK itself, supporting sharia in Afghanistan is only natural. “British foster sharia courts to counter Afghan extremists,” by Ben Farmer for WA Today, March 9:
BRITISH officials are helping to establish informal sharia courts in southern Afghanistan to discourage Afghans from turning to the Taliban for justice.
State-sanctioned Islamic and tribal justice in remote regions of Helmand province has led to councils of village and tribal elders adjudicating disputes over land and water rights.
Verdicts based on Islamic law and Pashtun tribal code allow Afghans to bypass the notoriously slow and corrupt Government courts and are aimed at preventing the Taliban from exploiting festering disputes.
“Informal justice is almost what the Taliban started by offering – it is what they continue to focus on,” the Foreign Office official leading the effort to rebuild Helmand, Hugh Powell, said…
Right. That’s what all jihadi groups “focus on”: the implementation of sharia law. But where does it end? After all, what sharia law demands is all comprehensive, encompassing the non-Muslim world — Dar al-Harb — as well.