Everything about sharia is wrong

Many Muslims – that’s the Islamic State “tahwid” sign they’re making, by the way – are perfectly aware that sharia is incompatible with British law. Even Guardian writers occasionally admit it.

Brace yourselves, people: this was actually published in The Guardian.

I read the Grauniad so you don?t have to, but sometimes, it?s actually worth it for more than comedic fodder. This is one of those rare moments. Quote:

The recent global day against the imminent stoning of Sakine Mohammadi-Ashtiani in Iran for adultery is an example of the outrage sparked by the brutality associated with sharia law’s penal code. End of quote.

Faced with the undeniable brutality of sharia, apologists and Islamic supremacists like Linda Sarsour resort to the motte-and-bailey gambit of pretending that sharia is just all about interest-free banking?n?stuff. Quote:

What of its civil code though ? which the Muslim Council of Britain’s Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra describes as “small aspects” that concern “marriage, divorce, inheritance, custody of children”? According to human rights campaigner Gita Sahgal, “there is active support for sharia laws precisely because it is limited to denying women rights in the family. No hands are being cut off, so there can’t be a problem ?”

Now a report, Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights, reveals the adverse effect of sharia courts on family law. Under sharia’s civil code, a woman’s testimony is worth half of a man’s. A man can divorce his wife by repudiation, whereas a woman must give justifications, some of which are difficult to prove. Child custody reverts to the father at a preset age; women who remarry lose custody of their children even before then; and sons inherit twice the share of daughters. End of quote.

But, remember, folks: this is ?the most feminist religion?. Quote:

There has been much controversy about Muslim arbitration tribunals, which have attracted attention because they operate as tribunals under the Arbitration Act, making their rulings binding in UK law.

But sharia councils, which are charities, are equally harmful since their mediation differs little from arbitration. Sharia councils will frequently ask people to sign an agreement to abide by their decisions. Councils call themselves courts and the presiding imams are judges. There is neither control over the appointment of these judges nor an independent monitoring mechanism. People often do not have access to legal advice and representation. Proceedings are not recorded, nor are there any searchable legal judgements. Nor is there any real right to appeal. End of quote.

Taqiyya-peddlers like Lyin? Linda the Cockroach also try and pull the hijab over our eyes by claiming that sharia is never imposed on anyone. But, like the hijab itself, women make a choice, of sorts: the choice between going along with the mediaeval barbarity of Islam or copping a face-full of acid ? if they?re lucky. Quote:

There is an assumption that those who attend sharia courts do so voluntarily and that unfair decisions can be challenged. Since much of sharia law is contrary to British law and public policy, in theory they would be unlikely to be upheld in a British court. In reality, women are often pressured by their families into going to these courts and adhering to unfair decisions and may lack knowledge of their rights under British law. Moreover, refusal to settle a dispute in a sharia court could lead to to threats, intimidation or isolation?As long as sharia courts are allowed to make rulings on family law, women will be pressured into accepting decisions which are prejudicial. End of quote.

Iraqi-born human rights activist Faisal Saeed al-Mutar likes to say that ideas don?t have rights. People do. Quote:

The demand for the abolition of sharia courts in Britain, as elsewhere, is not an attack on people’s right to religion; it is a defence of human rights, especially since the imposition of sharia courts is a demand of Islamism to restrict citizens’ rights.

Rights, justice, inclusion, equality and respect are for people, not for beliefs and parallel legal systems. To safeguard the rights and freedoms of all those living in Britain, there must be one secular law for all and no religious courts. End of quote.