UK* Legalizes Wife-Beating
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.
There are concerns that women who agree to go to tribunal courts are getting worse deals because Islamic law favours men.
Gee, you think?
Siddiqi said that in a recent inheritance dispute handled by the court in Nuneaton, the estate of a Midlands man was divided between three daughters and two sons.
The judges on the panel gave the sons twice as much as the daughters, in accordance with sharia. Had the family gone to a normal British court, the daughters would have got equal amounts.
In the six cases of domestic violence, Siddiqi said the judges ordered the husbands to take anger management classes and mentoring from community elders. There was no further punishment.
How very progressive of them.
Ensuing outrage from the so-called feminist movement in this country, assuming they can take a break from assailing Sarah Palin for daring to have opinions and principles that stray from pre-approved, leftist groupthink, in five...four...three...two...