Monday, September 15, 2008

Sharia law in Britain

Fox news is reporting that "Islamic law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases." (Hat tip: Kevin and Professor Ed).

What differnce does it make? According to the TimesOnline of London, in a recent inheritance dispute Muslim judges "gave the sons twice as much as the daughters, in accordance with sharia. Had the family gone to a normal British court, the daughters would have got equal amounts."

And in "six cases of domestic vioence" Muslim judges "ordered the husbands to take anger management classes and mentoring from community elders" but mandated no other punishment. The women then "withdrew the complaints they had lodged with the police and the police stopped their investigations."

Participation in these proceedings is supposed to be voluntary. You'll perhaps forgive me for being skeptical about how voluntary the women's participation really is--especially when the men can beat their wives and get off with some "mentoring"!

The bottom line is that Leftist relativism, political correctness and "tolerance" has now come to the point in Britain where some women can officially and legally be treated as inferior to men, all in accordance to Muslim sharia law!

Could it ever happen in America? Before you say, "of course not," just remember that such a thing would have been unthinkable in Britain only about ten years ago.

So who do you think would be more likely to oppose such a civil rights travesty in America? John McCain or Barack Obama?

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