MICHAEL Why Britain cannot allow Sharia and be democratic - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • PETER SM
    • 08.11.09 | 06:57 (IST)

    From The Sunday Times September 14, 2008 Revealed: UK?s first official sharia courts. --"Politicians and church leaders expressed concerns that this could mark the beginnings of a ?parallel legal system? based on sharia for some British Muslims. Dominic Grieve, the shadow home secretary, said: ?If it is true that these tribunals are passing binding decisions in the areas of family and criminal law, I would like to know which courts are enforcing them because I would consider such action unlawful. British law is absolute and must remain so.? Douglas Murray, the director of the Centre for Social Cohesion, said: ?I think it?s appalling. I don?t think arbitration that is done by sharia should ever be endorsed or enforced by the British state.? There are concerns that women who agree to go to tribunal courts are getting worse deals because Islamic law favours men."-- Meanwhile when can we expect the removal of Christian religious symbols from your flag?

    from the article: U.S. State Department: Israel is not a tolerant society
    First published 01:18 06.11.09 | Last updated 07:24 06.11.09
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