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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Shari'a Law Comes To The UK?

According to a November 29, 2006 article in the London Telegraph, Shari'a law, based on the Koran and the Hadith, is becoming an alterate source of justice in some parts of Britain. According to a recent show on BBC 4 Radio, an unofficial Somali "court" recently rendered a decision in a stabbing case in southeast London. According to the article,

Mr Yusuf [a youth worker from Somalia] told the programme he felt more bound by the traditional law of his birth than by the laws of his adopted country. "Us Somalis, wherever we are in the world, we have our own law," he said. "It's not sharia, it's not religious — it's just a cultural thing."
In the UK, shari'a law is not binding. Yet.

Meanwhile, some in the UK see the use of shari'a law as a good measure:

Some lawyers welcomed the advance of what has become known as "legal pluralism".
"Legal pluralism" - multiculturalism as applied to the legal system?

The article also states the following:

Dr Prakash Shah, a senior lecturer in law at Queen Mary University of London, said such tribunals "could be more effective than the formal legal system"....


Read the entire article in the Telegraph HERE.

[Hat-tip to Nanc for providing me the link to the above story]
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2 Comments:

Blogger Epaminondas said...

If there is to be a Britain, then this has to be rejected, made illegal, and the pratictioners PUNISHED when the inevitable illegal evasion occur. One either has a society or one does not. One has a legal standard ort we all have our own, and by the way, in MY BOOK, mine is as good as the quran.

I demand an Epaminondan standard of jurisprudence for an egalitarian epaminondan society.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 2:01:00 pm  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

I'm surprised--that it took so long. Not that it happened, because the "multiculturalism" of the guilt-laden, post-colonial West is nothing but an euphemism for inequality before the law.

This will give rise, in Britain, to every evil the Western Left blames America and Israel for: theocracy (Islamic), colonialism (remember Abu Izzadeen?), supremacism (Muslims are da best of people), apartheid (the "Jim Crow" treatment that, for example, Christians in Pakistan are constantly subject to), suppression of womens' rights, censorship and kindred manifestations of dystopia. All preventable, but not when there's no will. Not when there's no ideological confidence.

Not that America and Israel should be complacent: in Israel we have a Carter wannabe who refers to the firing of the Kassam rockets despite the ceasefire as "a bit disappointing" (I wanted to bang my head on the wall when I read that one on YNET), and in the USA there are quite a few people who think their own country is something to be ashamed of.

Belief, belief, belief. The Muslims believe in themselves; only if we too believe in ourselves will we be on an equal footing with them and have a chance of winning.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 6:15:00 pm  

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