The Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/20/12 | John Bingham

MUSLIM women in Britain are being forced to “live in fear” because of the spread of unofficial and unregulated sharia courts enforcing Islamic rules, the House of Lords was told.

Rulings by informal religious “councils” and tribunals are sometimes no more “consensual” than rape, peers were told.

The warnings came in the first ever full Parliamentary debate on the subject in the UK.

Baroness Cox, the independent peer and Third World campaigner, last year tabled a private member’s bill in the Lords setting out plans to rein in a network of unofficial self-styled “courts” which apply Islamic principles.

One study estimated that there are around 85 Sharia bodies operating in Britain, although there is no official estimate.

They include legally recognised arbitration tribunals, set up primarily to resolve financial disputes using Islamic legal principles but which have taken on a wider range of cases.

There is also a network of informal Sharia “councils”, often operating out of mosques, dealing with religious divorces and even child custody matters in line with Islamic teaching.

The bill, which had its first full debate yesterday, would make it a criminal offence for such bodies to style themselves as courts or those chairing them to pose as judges.

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2 Responses to “Sharia courts ‘as consensual as rape’, House of Lords told”

  1. 1 Gerry

    Britain is starting to ‘reap what it sowed’.

    Betrayed by the Monarchy,the Parliament, left and right, the Judiciary, the Media, left and right, the Church.(worst of all.)

    Nations and individuals who neglect,or ignore ,or reject, or betray, the holy teachings of Lord Jesus,and the Word of God the Bible,
    will experience the same consequences as the ancient Israelites.

    Now the nightmare of Islam is taking concrete form,–as sharia courts,–and the lies of the benefits of multiculturalism are seen !
    Multi racial yes, God made us all one blood, multicultural no! Old Testament rules of mixing with false religions,also New testament rules are quite explicitly against it.

    God bless and protect the few righteous Pastors and the E.D.L. who stand against Islam,and have mercy on sinful Britain.

  2. 2 Mike Hughes

    The sooner the government takes Islam to the courts for what it stands for we the people will suffer as Islam and sharia are against common law two times the Koran says kill all kafirs thats you and me and all your family and friends Islam has no place in a civilized world BAN ISLAM.

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