Yes, Sharia and Catholicism are essentially identical, if you overlook all that business about stonings, amputations, wife-beating, death for apostasy, institutionalized discrimination against non-believers, and the rest.
And as for Sharia courts, when they were established in Britain, officials repeatedly assured the public that they would only cover private matters on a voluntary basis, and that cases touching on criminal matters would be referred to the British courts. This did not happen, specifically regarding spousal abuse cases, since the Qur’an calls for the beating of women “from whom you fear disobedience” (4:34), and yet spousal abuse is illegal in the UK. Australia and other non-Muslim countries should learn from Britain’s example and not establish Sharia courts. However, any learning from experience in this regard will no doubt be denounced as “Islamophobic” and discarded.
Oh, and Ms. Triggs, it’s “Sharia’s no different from Catholicism,” not “Sharia’s no different to Catholicism.”
“‘Sharia’s no different to Catholicism’: Ex-human rights commissioner Gillian Triggs says Sharia law courts SHOULD be allowed in Australia – just as the Vatican already influences everyday life,” by Stephen Johnson, Daily Mail Australia, August 24, 2017:
Australia’s former human rights commissioner Gillian Triggs says Sharia law should be allowed in Australia.
The former law professor likened the Islamic legal system to Catholic diktats from the Vatican.
‘There are various ways in which religious law affects the private lives of people,’ she told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday night, after sharing a stage with Iranian-born Labor senator Sam Dastyari.
‘The views of the Vatican affect the lives of Catholics in this country.’
Professor Triggs also said Sharia divorce courts should be allowed in Australia, under a system where a Muslim man can leave his wife by saying ‘I divorce you’ three times and a woman’s word is worth less than a man’s.
‘If it’s a matter of private law within the Muslim community and they want to manage their affairs in that way, and they believe in those rules, that’s reasonably acceptable,’ she said….