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Growing use of Sharia by UK Muslims





The use of Sharia, or Islamic religious law, is growing in Britain, with thousands of Muslims using it to settle disputes each year, but women's groups and some others are objecting.

''You must speak the truth, sister. Because Allah is listening to your every word, you can lie to us but not to Him.''

The bearded sheikh is instructing his first client of the day to explain why she is unhappy in her marriage.

Sitting behind a small desk in the back room of a converted terrace house, Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad is a representative of the Islamic Sharia Council, the largest Sharia body in the UK, based in Leyton, east London.

The woman has come to the council for an Islamic divorce because her husband refuses to grant her one.

''I'm not happy. He's never at home and I've seen messages from other women on his phone. He doesn't even give money to help support the kids,'' the woman tells the sheikh.

It is easier for a Muslim man to end a marriage in Islam, but a wife must persuade the judges to grant her a dissolution if her husband is opposed to divorce.

The case is typical of those case dealt with by Sharia councils, as thousands of Muslims are turning to them to help resolve family, financial and commercial problems in accordance with Sharia principles.

An estimated 85 Sharia councils could be operating in Britain, according to a 2009 report by the think tank Civitas.

Several bodies like the Islamic Sharia Council have seen a large increase in their cases in the past five years.

''Our cases have easily more than tripled over the past three to five years," says Sheikh al-Haddad.

''On average, every month we can deal with anything from 200 to 300 cases. A few years ago it was just a small fraction of that.

''Muslims are becoming more aligned with their faith and more aware of what we are offering them,'' he explained.

The principles of Sharia govern all aspects of a Muslim's life. It is derived from a combination of sources including the Koran, the Hadith, which is based on the example of the prophet Muhammad, and fatwas, which are rulings of Islamic scholars.

Sharia has been operating in the UK, managed by locally-appointed councils, in parallel to the British legal system since 1982.----

Video and more on the BBC's website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16522447


Added: Jan-16-2012 Occurred On: Jan-16-2012
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  • If you want to Sharia law, move to an Islamic country. The UK is not one of said countries.

    One rule of law, applied to everyone equally. That's how things should be.

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  • As we see, muslims insist on living under Sharia law and then when they move to a country that has it's own sovereign law, muslims insist that Sharia be implemented there and cry discrimination when they are not allowed to do 'honor killings' and other twisted islam-based barbarisms.

    It's those countries that allow islam to infuse into their system that are to blame. Zero tolerance is the answer. When muslims move to other countries, they should have to live by the laws of that land - period. W More..

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    • @MERCILESS Sharia councils in the UK don't relate to criminal cases or solely Muslims it relates to civil cases and non Muslims are finding it useful when dealing with Muslims. Watch the vid on the BBC.

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    • @Bialetti Regardless, the infusion of foreign laws into the sovereign law of the land they plan to migrate to should be adamantly opposed. That should be a no-brainer. Said country should not have to adapt to the muslims, the muslims should have to adapt to the laws of the land if they want so badly to reside there.

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    • @MERCILESS English law takes precedence over Sharia and ALL other laws in the UK unless those involved volunteer to opt for Sharia.

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    • @MB-UK [Bialetti]

      Yeah, the evil liberal left Marxist (both economic and cultural) Frankfurtian school Communist BBC exposing their Islamic extremist allies to the British public this way, it's an outrage.

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  • Treason.
    Deport every single one of those animal's.
    Dead alive, it makes no difference just so long as they're back in the Shit-holes that vomited them out..

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  • Sharia law doesn't make anybody happy...it only makes people miserable. That's why everyone in the Middle East is so miserable!

    Keep that shit out of the West. That way, in a few years, when everyone in the Mid East wants to come to the West, the pro-Sharia law idiots can know why.

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  • Bacon Grease

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  • EDL

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  • http://es.scribd.com/doc/11165445/Jolly-Rogers-Cookbook-3

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  • Englandstan,....hmnmmmm
    does the Queen know about all this ? ;)

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    • @SharkGuy
      Her son Charles is a muzlim and he actually suggested all Brit's convert to izzzlam.

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    • @SharkGuy

      Spoken like someone who hasn't got a clue what they are talking about.
      You are too cowardly to show a flag but I will bet a pound to a pinch of salt, you know nothing about the UK.

      Ah now you flag has popped up. Canada eh. I hear you have a bigger Muzzie problem than we do.

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  • Dude... You guys gotta do something about that.

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  • I love the cartoon.

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  • ha ha ha ha i'd love to see them try.
    they think because our corrupt mp's and police top brass are allowing it then its ok.
    i pity the fools.
    they will push once to far and get stamped on hard.

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  • After reading some of the comments, sure, you can say what you want, sure you can vent your anger at these vile pigs sucking off the tit of mother England AT the expense of its own people, you dont have to look to far to see who to blame for it,,,mostly the government for bending over backwards at every turn to make them happy and welcome in England, but forgot they were taking up the A$$ and being used by them...............Is it to late to do something about it????.
    No its never to late to tu More..

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  • "'You must speak the truth, sister. Because Allah is listening to your every word, you can lie to us but not to Him.'"

    What is the difference between this and the oath sworn on the Christian bible at every court in the land?

    To be consistent we need to remove ALL religious references and bases in law, but that would mean dismantling much of every system used across the west (largely founded on Christian beliefs and values).

    Islam is not the problem. Religion is the problem.

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    • @2old4this You cannot win a war on all fronts.Religions can only be taken down one by one,starting with the most twisted and violent ones.

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    • @KpEMuKoBcu I like the Aphex Twin avatar.

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    • @2old4this

      Radicalized religion. When basic civil rights are overlooked in any system (religious or not), the system is flawed and will not improve.

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    • @KpEMuKoBcu - yes, I think you are right. But it's important that people don't get sucked into believing that Islam (or ANY single faith) is the only one which is damaging. There's too much hysteria around Islam and it creates a far too convenient smokescreen for all the rest to get on with their own madness.

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  • Well what do you expect from a country with bad teeth?

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  • lol when someone says shariah law a whole frenzy kicks of in some peoples little heads where images of beheading and stoning cums up. shariah law in Briton does not mean that the muslims have there own special judicial system, its entirely the clients decision if they want to go and take part.

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  • Is that silly ridiculous simple minded caricature of Sharia in the UK from the Daily Mail....

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    • Comment of user 'MB-UK' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @MB-UK Trying to misrepresent the BBC article of the CIVIL not CRIMINAL use of Sharia in the UK via biased images or cartoons says much about your subjective opinion of events.

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    • @MB-UK Sharia in the UK only relates to civil claims not criminal law. You're simply not being truthful or objective about the BBC Sharia article and video.

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    • @Bialetti It dosent chance anything. Civil cases in Sharia Law dont equal the laws of the west where all parties, men and women are equal in the eye of the law. In Sharia Law the muslim woman is a second class citizen. Any form of Sharia Law should not be allowed in Western world. Its intolerant and discriminatory.

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