Zoiks! Did we read that right? Britain could benefit from Sharia law? Muslim women sure don’t benefit from a system that condones rape and death by stoning as common punishments. Sharia law is a mix of teachings from the Koran, the Muslim holy book, and fatwas, which are the rulings of Islamic scholars. It is estimated that there are around 100 Sharia Law courts operating in the United Kingdom. These informal courts dispense Islamic justice outside the boundaries of the current parliamentary system of British Common Law.
The Conservative Party leader, Theresa May, once thought that British courts could learn from Sharia law.
However, Mrs. May has recently changed her opinion of Sharia law. The new Prime Minister is concerned that Sharia law discriminates against the rights of women. May has set up a review panel which will examine whether or not Sharia law discriminates against women and operates contrary to the British rule of law. No reports on what she’ll do when she finds out the truth about Sharia law. We’ll just have to wait and see.
100 Percent Fed Up reports:
May sparked controversy when she spoke out in support of the Islamic courts operating in the country, telling the nation they could “benefit a great deal” from Sharia teachings.
The future Tory leader made the comments as she ordered a review into the system which are accused of ordering women to stay with abusive partners.
Mrs May, said she is worried the courts are “misused” and “exploited” to discriminate against Muslim women, but defended their place in society.