Friday, December 11, 2009

Sharia law in Wales

The BBC reports that an Islamic group hopes to have a sharia tribunal operating in Wales next year. What's interesting about the BBC video and print reports is that nowhere do they clearly state that sharia law, no matter whether the type practiced in Saudi Arabia or in Jordan, always gives women far fewer rights than men have. Period. Whether it's marriage, inheritance, divorce, testifying in court, that is the law.

Ditto for the rights of non-Muslims, although that dimension would presumably only become evident later, when the sharia courts extend their reach outside the Muslim community. (Thanks to Jihad Watch.)

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