tiistaina, syyskuuta 16, 2008

Stop the press. Britain has instituted sharia courts.

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

It has now emerged that sharia courts with these powers have been set up in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Two more courts are being planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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How exactly is this going to advance the integration of the numerically expanding British muslim communities into mainstream British society? The days of Britain as a Western nation have long been numbered. This unfortunate decision is just another confirmation of that grim reality. The UK is bleeding 200 000 natives every year. The majority of the emigrants are middle-class professionals. That's white flight on a massive scale. Every year, half a million immigrants mostly having very low levels of education arrive. None of this bodes well for the UK and Europe as a whole.

5 kommenttia:

8:44 ap. , Blogger Tiedemies kirjoitti...

The British are total idiots. A bunch of wankers.

I have nothing against muslims, I have muslims among my friends, people that are quite pious in their faith. I discussed this kind of development with one of them and he was outraged that this kind of thing would even be considered. These people - they are Turks - also subscribe to the principle of secularism, and to them this seems also an affront.

 
3:10 ip. , Blogger Markku kirjoitti...

Pious muslims who support secular society are fine in my opinion, too. A cousin of mine once knew such a muslim. A fine, honest man.

So far, the sharia courts operating in Britain have only handled civilian matters. But there has been talk about extending their jurisdiction to minor criminal matters.

I think it's inevitable that British sharia courts will become criminal courts, too, at some point. This will happen as a pragmatic solution to the authorities losing control in muslim majority areas.

 
5:27 ip. , Blogger Matti kirjoitti...

Also from the same article:

"Jewish Beth Din courts operate under the same provision in the Arbitration Act and resolve civil cases, ranging from divorce to business disputes. They have existed in Britain for more than 100 years, and previously operated under a precursor to the act."

 
5:55 ip. , Blogger Markku kirjoitti...

Jews are an old, tiny, and numerically stable minory in Britain. Beth Din courts have been allowed to operate, apparently, as a gesture of good will toward the Jewish community where, at least to my knowledge, brutal violence against apostates is not commonplace.

 
8:39 ap. , Blogger Tiedemies kirjoitti...

A good acid test for liberal-minded people who think this Sharia thing is OK would be to ask if Catholics should be allowed to revive the inquisition.

I see absolutely no difference. And I do count Beth Din in the same category.

 

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