It is reported today that Islamic Sharia courts are exploiting a loophole in British law and pronouncing judgements on cases including divorce, financial disputes and even domestic violence...
"In one recent inheritance dispute in Nuneaton, a Muslim man's estate was spit was between three daughters and two sons with each son receiving twice as much as each daughter - in keeping with sharia law."
A mainstream court would have demanded equal treatment...
Similarly, two Christian preachers were booted out of a Muslim neighbourhood in Birmingham. The officer, who was very aggressive, told the preachers
"We were in a Muslim area and were not allowed to spread our Christian message. He said we were committing a hate crime by telling the youths to leave Islam and said that he was going to take us to the police station."
There have also been reports of Pakistani police officers and government officers failing to help women fleeing their families in "honour crimes" cases, even returning them to their families in the knowledge that they face harsh punishment.
I'm really starting to think that our cultural has a death wish.
Granted, this is Britain, but it's close enough to be in many ways similar to our culture. And all too often, as goes Europe, so too do many in the US wish to go.
Seriously, who in their right minds thinks this is a good idea???
And now the foot is in the door, or even more then just the foot. Now they make legal ruling descriminating against women. Now they can tell Christian ministers that their right to free speech doesn't apply to Muslim communities.
All that in a theoretically 'free' country.
Now I'm just waiting for the libs over here to start touting this as the next wave of progressiveness.