Sharia courts 'as consensual as rape', House of Lords told
Muslim women in Britain are being forced to "live in fear" because of the spread of unofficial and unregulated sharia courts enforcing Islamic rules, the House of Lords was told.
Rulings by informal religious "councils" and tribunals are sometimes no more "consensual" than rape, peers were told.
The warnings came in the first ever full Parliamentary debate on the subject in the UK.
Read the complete original version of this item...
Related Topics: Children, Gender Relations, Government, Interfaith, Islamic Law (Shari'a), Legal, Marriage, Mosques / Imams, Multiculturalism, Police / FBI
receive the latest by email: subscribe to the free mef mailing list