Proposals to stop Sharia Courts in UK as they are sexist against women

Baroness Cox wants their to be a new law stopping Sharia Courts acting as a parallel legal system in Britain because a lot of their actions are not in line with British law and equality.

“There are aspects of sharia law and the way the sharia courts operate which are fundamentally incompatible* with the laws, values, principles and policies of this country and which represent a threat to the fundamental principle of one law for all,” she added.

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Her biggest concern is that women are being pressured to reconcile (forgive and continue living with) violent husbands and are not being told about the legal powers available to them in normal British law.

In defence of Sharia courts  Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, spokesperson for the Muslim Association of Britain (Mab), said: “In the main, Sharia courts help Muslim women to achieve closure on their religious marriages; and they provide a good and needed service to the community.” Furthermore nobody should be forced to go to a sharia court but individuals have the right to choose a sharia court as a ‘referee’ which Mab says should be respected.

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6 thoughts on “Proposals to stop Sharia Courts in UK as they are sexist against women

  1. I agree that Sharia courts should not be allowed in Britain. If they are indeed sexist, then they do not follow British laws on equality. Women should never be forced to live with an abusive husband, and should be given all the support they need to end the marriage when they go to court.

  2. In my opinion I think that Sharia courts should not be used in the UK. Also that women should not be forced to live with such a violent husband

  3. I very much agree that Sharia courts should not be used in Britain. So women should not be forced to live with a violent husband.

  4. I agree that Sharia courts shouldn’t be allowed if they’re sexist. It takes away their rights and do not show equality. A woman should never have to live with an abusive husband and should be able to easily end their marriage and get their life back on track.

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