Skip to comments.Canada: Use of Sharia law by Muslims okay, report says
Posted on 12/20/2004 11:51:43 AM PST by Pikamax
Use of Sharia law by Muslims okay, report says
Ontario Muslims should have the same rights as Roman Catholics and Jews in the province to seek arbitration based on religious law for family disputes and inheritance cases, a report by former attorney general Marion Boyd concludes.
"The Arbitration Act should continue to allow disputes to be arbitrated using religious law," Boyd recommends in her report to the Ontario government.
Boyd was appointed to study the issue after the Islamic Institute for Civil Justice requested the right to offer religious-based arbitrations for family disputes based on Sharia law.
The proposal ran into opposition from women's groups, legal organizations and the Muslim Canadian Congress, who all warned that the 1,400-year-old Sharia law does not view women as equal.
But Boyd determined that Ontario should continue to allow religious-based arbitrations and mediations, including Sharia law, and recommended strengthening protections by requiring both parties to first seek independent legal advice.
However, another of her 46 recommendations would allow people seeking mediation to waive independent legal advice.
Boyd also recommends that mediators screen each party separately about issues of power imbalance and domestic violence before they enter into an arbitration agreement.
She also said the government should work with mediators and other professional organizations to develop a standard screening process for domestic violence.
A spokesman said Attorney General Michael Bryant would not be available today to comment on the report, but added the government would study Boyd's findings "very closely
Time to start stoning the Canadians.
Oh, Canada! Enjoy your dhimmitude.....Been nice knowin' ya!....BYE!....
So if a Muslim wants to commit an honor killing the arbitator would split the difference and recommend an honor ass kicking instead?
As long as they don't say "Merry Christmas" - who cares?
Wait until the first open stoning of a woman for adultry. One guarter of the crowd will be thrilled, one will be angry at the fact only the female is being stoned, one quarter will be saying how nice it is to be honoring someone's religion and the fourth....will be filming it....
Why does the world kowtow so much to muslims? I find it tough to believe that the Canadians would be so overeager to bend over backwards for the Jews, Hindus, Catholics, Buddhists etc...if given the opportunity.
So, all Canadians need to do to get around spousal inheritance is to claim that it is against their religion and the family takes back the family business and the wife becomes a ward of the state. Great, I guess that means that Suha Arafat should not inherit either. Or did I miss read the article?
I think can hear the "call to prayer" over the newly installed public address systems already!
But, but, but, maybe Sharia law is actually intelligent and thoughtful and, and, and GOOD! Perhaps you owe Shariah law an apology. (/sarcasm)
But it's LEGAL to get stoned in Canada, isn't it?
I don't see a problem. It's basically communities solving disputes themselves without taking up the resources of the public court system. It's fine as long as all participants agree to the arbitration and have a right to take it to the court system instead. In some cases women might come out ahead as opposed to arbitration based on other fundamentalist religious tradition (but probably not as opposed to the secular courts).
Only if a hockey stick was involved of course...
These is nothing wait until all the demwits move and want no laws.this will be fun.
A prime example of the flawed thinking that the left embraces.
Looks like we're going to have to do just that.
Are we now going to see stonings and beheadings in Canada? I didn't think they still practiced capital punishment!
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