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Britain's Sharia Courts: "You Cannot Go Against What Islam Says"
Gatestone Institute ^ | April 23, 2013 | Soeren Kern

Posted on 04/23/2013 9:45:58 PM PDT by george76

A new documentary secretly filmed inside several of the 85 Islamic Sharia Law courts operating in Britain has exposed the systematic discrimination that many women are suffering at the hands of Muslim jurists.

The documentary, Secrets of Britain's Sharia Courts, was filmed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and was first aired on BBC Panorama, a long-running current affairs program, on April 8.

The undercover investigation proves what has long been suspected: namely, that Sharia courts, which operate in mosques and houses across Britain, routinely issue rulings on domestic and marital issues according to Islamic Sharia law that are at odds with British law. Although Sharia rulings are not legally binding, those subject to the rulings often feel obliged to obey them as a matter of religious belief, or because of pressure from family and community members to do so.

The documentary contends that the Sharia courts, run by Muslim judges known as qadi, are putting women at risk of violence from abusive husbands by pressuring them to stay in abusive marriages.

In one case, the BBC secretly filmed proceedings at the Islamic Sharia Council in Leyton, a heavily Islamized area in east London. While there, a BBC reporter met Sonia, a Muslim woman from Leeds who has suffered extreme physical abuse from her husband. When Sonia obtained a civil divorce, the courts allowed her husband only indirect access to the children.

But when Sonia went to Leyton Sharia Council for an Islamic divorce, she was told she would have to give up custody of the children to her husband. According to British law, Sharia courts are not allowed to interfere in child access matters.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: burnsharialaw; caliphate; corruption; crushislam; dhimmitude; imma; islam; islamism; islamofascism; jihad; mosques; multiculturalism; qitalimams; qitalislam; qitalqadi; rop; saudimoney; sharia; shariacourts

1 posted on 04/23/2013 9:45:58 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Englanistan


2 posted on 04/23/2013 9:48:41 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: george76

The Muslim nutters now have their own kangaroo courts to slap those would stray back into line. How hard was it to see that innocent Muslims would be coerced by Muslim community pressure and threats to abide by these phoney courts.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 10:05:58 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: george76

CAIR-Florida vigorously opposing passage of American Laws for American Courts bill in Florida Senate.

http://floridafamily.org/full_article.php?article_no=228


4 posted on 04/23/2013 10:24:47 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: george76

WWCD? (What would Churchill do, not Cameron.)


5 posted on 04/23/2013 11:04:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: george76

The commoners in Britain can be a nasty lot. Couple that with the Jamaicans, Indians (Hindu), and Sikhs, all of who have no love for Islam, and I don’t think the muzzies will have a chance if it gets really bad. The Government seems to be the only ones who want to tolerate these muzzie ingrates.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 11:07:57 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: george76

who pays for these courts?

why does the government allow these fake courts to exist?


7 posted on 04/23/2013 11:09:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BBell

There are riots in the streets between those commoners you mentioned (casuals and soccer thugs) and radical white leftwing extremist and their Islamic friends.
Seems like the cops are always there trying to seperate them, but it’s always the same, the cops have the lads to their front and the scum to their back. It’s very telling.
There was an instance in Newcastle recently where the socialist workers party had a Banquet at a hotel. The event was titled “let’s smash the racist EDL”. The English Defence Leage showed up, and stormed the event, and smashed the *%# out of the socialist.
The media was not too happy about it, but it just goes to show. Things are starting to boil over. It’s happening already


8 posted on 04/23/2013 11:57:28 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: george76

No doubt they’re saying much the same in America’s sharia courts.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 2:03:57 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: yank in the UK

Need Youtube vids of EDl smashing successes.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 2:42:28 AM PDT by x_plus_one (The future is ours, luke 22:36)
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To: george76
Muslim jurists

In a world full to the brim with absurd oxymorons, that one's gotta be near the top of the list.

11 posted on 04/24/2013 4:09:34 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: george76

What the hell is wrong with England?

Allowing a court system other than the one set up by the Government is insane.

Is there a Catholic Court. A Pagan Court, an Atheist Court?

Why is it that they allow a Muslim-Islamist Court?


12 posted on 04/24/2013 4:10:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Scotsman

Glad this isn’t happening in your country (LOL). But who care about them, they are MUSLIM women.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 4:16:11 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: yank in the UK

“Things are starting to boil over. It’s happening already.”

Finally. It’s INCREDIBLE that the most backwards system of justice on the planet is given free-reign in a society that otherwise treats women like they are God’s gift to the planet, while emasculating their native-born men to the point where they’re afraid that holding a steak knife the wrong way at dinner is a one-way ticket to hard time.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 4:36:52 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Venturer
Is there a Catholic Court.

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

15 posted on 04/24/2013 4:53:19 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Venturer
Why is it that they allow a Muslim-Islamist Court?

They'll never admit it, but the decision to allow muslim courts is made out of abject fear.

16 posted on 04/24/2013 6:20:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: george76

HEY ENGLAND...

REMEMBER THIS GUY??


17 posted on 04/24/2013 6:28:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: george76

The pig feces eating rat Mohammed was a pedophile.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 7:23:25 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: GeronL

They are civil courts, the same as the Jewish Beth Din courts that have existed in the UK for 100 years. They are civil courts only, and legally subserviant to English law. They are not criminal courts.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 8:15:04 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Venturer

It is not a court system.

The Sharia courts are civil courts, existing in five English cities, they are the same as the Jewish ‘beth din’ civil courts, which have been in the UK for over 100 years.

They are not criminal courts.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 8:16:51 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: george76

I’d be wary of Mr Kern.

I have occasion last year to reply and correct one of his UK-related articles on Gatestone, which was full of rubbish that had been in the Sun and Daily Mail newspaper, and had already been proven false before Kern posted it. Only a couple of the stories he mentioned were correct, and even then he distorted them.

For a supposed academic, he tends heavily to lump in every headline story he can find as true, even if several turn out to be false.


21 posted on 04/24/2013 8:24:38 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: ScottinVA

Not fear, but well meaning idiocy when adhering to the failed cult of multiculturalism.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 8:27:36 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

They have criminals running them.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 9:31:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

True.

I opposed them, I am just letting people here know what they are.....and arent.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 10:43:12 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: george76

BTTT!


25 posted on 04/24/2013 2:14:15 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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To: x_plus_one

I’d like to see that too.


26 posted on 04/24/2013 7:03:51 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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