An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Sharia wholly incompatible with Human Rights: UK House of Lords

British society – despite the many allegations on it – one of those few societies in the West that has let other communities air their propaganda. At times such propaganda has been racist, hate filled and down-right inciteful! Specially the speeches of some of the Islamic clerics. I have heard some and one guy was even interviewed on the BBC. His remarks were absolutely atrocious. It was a remarkable example of restraint on part of the anchor to even talk to him!

Therefore, I was surprised to see this report that the House of Lords in England on Friday described the Islamic legal code Sharia as “wholly incompatible” with human rights legislation.

These remarks/comments were aired during a a debate in Britain over the appropriateness of incorporating Sharia courts into the UK’s legal system, a move advocated by figures including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and Lords Phillips, the new senior law lord.

With that the Upper House is basically rejecting a separate law for Muslims under their civil law – specifically the family law.

Btw, Sharia courts have been delivering judgments in the UK since last year, and currently operate in London, Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry and Manchester, with plans to expand into Scotland.

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