Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sharia Rapidly Innundating The UK

Ever since the UK caved in and allowed sharia courts legal jurisdiction in civil matters, the face of used-to-be-Great Britain has changed remarkably, as sharia courts metasize and dispense Islamic justice behind closed doors..

The tribunals, working mainly from mosques, settle financial and family disputes according to religious principles. They lay down judgments which can be given full legal status if approved in national law courts.

However, they operate behind doors that are closed to independent observers and their decisions are likely to be unfair to women and backed by intimidation, a report by independent think-tank Civitas said.

Commentators on the influence of sharia law often count only the five courts in London, Manchester, Bradford, Birmingham and Nuneaton that are run by the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, a body whose rulings are enforced through the state courts under the 1996 Arbitration Act.But the study by academic and Islamic specialist Denis MacEoin estimates there are at least 85 working tribunals. {...}

Mr MacEoin said: 'Among the rulings we find some that advise illegal actions and others that transgress human rights standards as applied by British courts.'

Examples set out in his study include a ruling that no Muslim woman may marry a non-Muslim man unless he converts to Islam and that any children of a woman who does should be taken from her until she marries a Muslim.

Further rulings, according to the report, approve polygamous marriage and enforce a woman's duty to have sex with her husband on his demand.

The report added: 'The fact that so many sharia rulings in Britain relate to cases concerning divorce and custody of children is of particular concern, as women are not equal in sharia law, and sharia contains no specific commitment to the best interests of the child that is fundamental to family law in the UK.

'Under sharia, a male child belongs to the father after the age of seven, regardless of circumstances.'

It said: 'Sharia courts operating in Britain may be handing down rulings that are inappropriate to this country because they are linked to elements in Islamic law that are seriously out of step with trends in Western legislation.' {...}

The Civitas study said the Islamic courts should no longer be recognised under British law.

Its director Dr David Green said: 'The reality is that for many Muslims, sharia courts are in practice part of an institutionalised atmosphere of intimidation, backed by the ultimate sanction of a death threat.'

Intimidation? Death threats? Unfair to women? No, really?

I can't imagine what else the British government expected when they allowed British justice and common law to be bypassed in favor of a 7th century barbarism that only contributes to British Muslims being separated from the country's mainstream. It's a green light to Islamist separatists like The Muslim Council Of Britain to essentially create a state within a state.

A prediction: don't be surprised if our Dear Leader, the self-proclaimed Defender of the Islamic Faith makes a push for a similar layer of sharia courts in America. Remember, you heard it here first.


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Christian Atheist said...

FF said
"don't be surprised if our Dear Leader, the self-proclaimed Defender of the Islamic Faith makes a push for a similar layer of sharia courts in America."
My reaction to this statment is similar to Neo-Neo Con's assesment earlier this morning re:the Honduras situation
"A year ago I might have considered ... to be a slide into tinfoil hat territory."
FF, a year or two ago I would have happily,even relievedly (?) thrown you into that same tinfoil hat wearing whackjob category for prognostications such as the above.Unfortunately for me and indeed western civilization The One's actions and statements from his antagonism towards Israel and other allies to his speech to the "Muslim World",not to forget the contrast between his nonreaction to events in Iran and the one hour delay in jumping to the same side as Hugo Freakin'Chavez(!) in the Honduran situation...
Well, let's just say that as much as I am trying to resist sinking into hat wearing Obama Derangement Syndrome myself it gets harder and harder.
Even more troubling, there seems to be no one in power anywhere that is truly doing anything to stem what seems like worldwide descent into tyranny and 7th century madness.
How about it FF? Do you see any encouraging news on the horizon?I don't know whether I should shop for a tinfoil hat or just,as was said in another context,"...lie back and enjoy it..."

Freedom Fighter said...

Hi CA,
Yes, quite a bit.

The most encouraging bit of news I can give you is that G-d controls this world, and what is occurring now is part of His plan and purpose. And no, that's not intended to be an endorsement of the Rapture or the End of Days( although you never know!).

Second, keep in mind the idea of historical resonance, on which more in a separate article. Briefly, Barack Hussein Obama was elected president because he reflected a certain state of mind in the American now we will experience what that kind of leadership is like, to the point where we become physically sick of it and reject it out of hand. think of it as the final stage of the Soviet's gramscian warfare, the wholesale attack on our culture and institutions that started in the 1920's.People like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and others are the direct fruit of this, and they will end up repudiated and disgraced to the point that they never threaten this coutry again.

For that to happen, the American people will have to see for themselves where that road leads, and that will involve a certain cost in blood and treasure.I would have thought that a dose of Carter in th e1970's would have been sufficient, but men have short memories.

Think of it as a kind of immunization, where certain symptoms of the disease are suffered in mild form in order to avoid a more serious case.

What's uncertain to me is wheter our democratic institutions will prevail or whether we will go the way of the Roman Republic, our direct ancestor. Time will tell.

louielouie said...

an optimist to the end.
while you can easily say that reagan's election in 1980 was an electorial college landslide, 41% of the people in this country were just fine with the pea-brained farmer.
and keep in mind that iran held our embassy members hostage all through the election.
just take a guess at the outcome had not the ra....., ra......., students of iran had their party.
41% in a climate like that.
when the un-employment rate in the US hits 30%, i say hussein's polling numbers will be 60% or over, favorable.
you want some of that action?

louielouie said...

forgot the link

Freedom Fighter said...

Hey Louie,
Here's a key point of difference between 1980 and what I see for 2012.

In 1980, people were disgusted with Jimmy Carter - the gas lines, huge interest rates, cowardly and inane foreign policy, etc.- but the country had not been physically attacked, our economic system was hurting but not unhinged, and as lousy a president as Carter was, he never attempted what BHO has, the wholesale dismantling of America's basic fabric and institutions.

In 2012, we are likely to see even higher gas prices, interest rates and unemployment. And while America's middle class was hurting during the Carter years,I feel it's going to be worse during the Obama years.

I also think that there will be at least one major foreign policy fiasco that even the media won't be able to cover Obama on.

As for the bet.. you know, I don't hold much with polls, but Obama's approval is down to an average of 58%, and that includes polls that vastly oversample Democrats by 20%. That's an historically awesome drop for 6 months, and I think the actual numbers are even lower. Rasmussen, one of the few independent pollsters has his approval index in minus territory for the first time.

The midterms will be a key bellweather - that, and if the GOP gets its act together and get some decent leadership.

My sole question is whether our democratic institutions will survive as BHO and the Left get kicked to the curb.


Freedom Fighter said...

Oh, Louie..

Remember that Reagan won the popular vote by over nine points in 1980, no mean feat against an incumbent. And John Anderson, a Republican ran as an independent and took another six points that would have mostly gone to the GOP.