Wednesday 2 November 2016

What will happen if there is no Sharia Law in Britain?

Sharia Law

Closing down Sharia councils in Britain could mean more women stuck in abusive marriages, the chair of the Muslim Women’s network has claimed ahead of a parliamentary inquiry into their practices.

Shaista Ghoir, chair of the charity that works to improve social justice and equality for Muslim women, told Radio 4’s Today programme that Muslim women “do not want Sharia councils shut down” and doing so would only force them to operate illegally.

It is estimated that around 20 to 30 of the councils operate across Britain, which settle disputes using an Islamic religious law. Home Affairs Select Committee in Westminster has began its inquiry, providing a unique view into the little-known operations of the councils.

It comes after more than 100 women also signed an open letter to the committee claiming the role of Sharia has been widely misunderstood.



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