Excerpt:

A Labour Muslim minister has warned that Islamic law is too unsophisticated for Britain.

Sadiq Khan said women could be ' abused' by sharia courts, which may give unequal bargaining power to the sexes.

He said: 'The burden is on those who want to open up these courts to persuade us why they should.'

Mr Khan, who was made a community cohesion minister in this month's Government reshuffle, rejected the argument that the courts could operate in the same way as the Jewish Beth Din courts.


Read the complete original version of this item...