We are constantly told that only greasy Islamophobes think that any of the aspects of Sharia that contradict Western principles of human rights will ever come to Western countries.
Reality is different. Here is an ad for a nikah halala — a temporary marriage allowing a woman to return to her previous husband — in Scarborough, Ontario:
This is based on the Qur’an. Allah’s regulations for divorce emphasize regarding women that “men have a degree over them” (Qur’an 2:228). This may be why men can divorce their wives simply by saying, “Talaq” — You are divorced — but women may not do this. Such an easy procedure leads to divorces in a fit of pique, followed by reconciliation — and the Qur’an anticipates this and attempts to head it off by stipulating that a husband who divorces his wife three times cannot reconcile with her until she marries another man and is in turn divorced by him: “And if he has divorced her [for the third time], then she is not lawful to him afterward until she marries a husband other than him” (Qur’an 2:230).
This has given rise to the phenomenon of “temporary husbands,” who marry and divorce thrice-divorced women so that these poor women can then return to their original husbands.
(Thanks to Benedict for the screenshot.)